KEIRA B MUSIC ASSIGNMENTS

SAXOPHONE

* Saxophone care. Use a Q-tip with Pledge Furniture polish and clean off your “sticky pads” – G#, Eb & low C# keys and your upper palm keys. Or clean all of them.

TRANSCRIPTION(S):
* Keira B (10th grade) – 9/8/19-9/6/20 – Jackie McLean’s “Blues Inn” | Alto Solo Image (page 1 & 2) | Solo Image (page 2 & 3) |* class assignment

JAZZ A | BIG BAND CHARTS
Along Came Betty | PDF | Audio | YouTube  | Drum Track (120)
Avenue 88 B | PDF | Audio

AHS JAZZ A / Assignments from Mr. Hackett
Blues Exercises (for Alto)
| PDF
Combo Song with Solo | Stella by Starlight > Dick Oates | YouTube | PDF

JAZZ A SUMMER ASSIGNMENT:
AU PRIVAVE| YouTube Link |
cued to the solo
— Learn 2-3 choruses of a of F Blues or Bb Blues  solo that you either transcribed or used a transcription to learn.
— Be able to play it along with the recording.
–Join the Jazz A Remind:
https://www.remind.com/join/jazzyahs

SAXOPHONE | CHROMATIC SCALE
– Bb1 – F/F#3 chromatic scale UP AND BACK in ONE breath

CHROMATIC SCALES /  MORE TECHNICAL / ONE OCTAVE CHROMATIC SCALES:
– Slur one octave scales – up and down.
– Starting on low Bb. Go up by 1/2 steps. When you’ve hit high F# – you’re finished!
– Start on low Bb and ascend chromatically. Set the pattern by tonguing and then a long tone – vibrato

    – Bb1 – F/F#3 chromatic scale UP AND BACK in ONE breath

SAXOPHONE | VIBRATO ON ALL NOTES 
– Start on low Bb and ascend chromatically. Set the pattern by tonguing and then a long tone – vibrato

SAXOPHONE | SCALES & MODES
– Think of your note names.
– Name your notes before playing.
– Think key signatures!
– Think “lines and spaces” to figure out chord tones.
– Play difficult scales & chords more than once.

SAXOPHONE | KLOSE BOOK | 25 Daily Studies:
– Exercise #4
– Exercise #12
– Self assign a new one each week

SAXOPHONE | PARES SCALES
    – Page 42 – #188 – Chromatics
    – Page 44 – # 200-203 | Low notes are the foundation of good tone. Try to slur on the D section
    – ETUDE: Page 17-20 — Key of A >> Start with FULL RANGE scale / * TAKE REPEATS on #59-63

SAXOPHONE | MELODIOUS STUDIES | Use (or try to use) metronome markings
Sept 13 > Page 3 | D major – tempo = 60 > Watch out for quarter notes!
Sept 13 > Page 3 | B minor – tempo = 88 > Tricky math

SAXOPHONE | FIRST PRACTICAL STUDIES BOOK
   – Page 32, #1

SAXOPHONE | SOLO FOR AUDITION CLASSICAL > LOOKING AHEAD for 2021
FIRST CONCERTINO – First page | Refer to videos
      1. https://youtu.be/zqCjUz1Veyk
      2. With Piano accompaniment > https://youtu.be/QWUHTKzWtL4
      3. Another alto/piano performance > https://youtu.be/jm0NMIpjmtU

SAXOPHONE | MAJOR SCALES
MAJOR SCALE CHALLENGE!!
      – 1 octave scales
      – Start on YOUR low Bb (concert Db)
      – Work your way up by 1/2 steps
      – Don’t look at a scale sheet — use your ear!
      – Think and try to identify the key signature. Look up scales and key signatures AFTER you play all the many scales

SAXOPHONE | SCALES & MODES
      – Go through all 12 Major Scales and their modes

SAXOPHONE | JAZZ THEORY WITH REAL BOOK | Have your scales & modes page out to analyze.
      – Take The A Train – 8/11/19
      – Groovin’ High – 8/18/19
      – Have You Met Miss Jones – 8/25/19

SAXOPHONE | JAZZ TRANSCRIPTIONS
      – MEMORIZE KIM No1 > All Pages > PDF
      – Work on transcriptions every DAY
      – Play your transcriptions every day
      – MEMORIZE your transcriptions every day to create & grow your “jazz vocabulary”

SAXOPHONE | REAL BOOK MELODIES
      – Find songs in your REAL BOOK and try to play along with many versions on YouTube and learn to shape the melody or learn it the way another artist plays it.
      – Doesn’t need to be a sax player. Can be trumpet, trombone, piano… etc.

SAXOPHONE | OMNIBOOK – CHARLIE PARKER SOLOS

      – Au Privave No. 1 | YouTube (practice with the recording) or in 1080p-HD
      – Au Privave No. 2 | YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-dIFdxSRUA

CLARINET

AHS WIND 2 –  BAND PIECES
CROSSLANDS  | YouTube
GHOST RUN | YouTube
| Audio

CLARINET | WARM UP
  – Klose Saxophone book – #4, 11 or 16 (easy ones)

CLARINET | KROEPSCH | Sept 20
    * Repeat 8 times each before playing the last measure (“fFinal Bar”)
* Be mindful of articulations.  Adding “STYLE” to the exercise.
* Ritard a bit before the repeat.  Adding “MUSICALITY” to your playing.
* Fermata or decently long note for last the last note. Lean into the last note, get your best sound!

ASSIGNMENT:  Page 2 | Exercises #1-8

BAERMANN BOOK | Sept 20
Page 27 – LONG Tones everyday. Don’t skip or speed through this page. 
Page 28 – All exercises
Page 29 – No 6:  Mechanical exercises. Repeat each 8 times!

MELODIOUS & PROGRESSIVE STUDIES | Sept 20
    * USE your metronome! Get as close to the metronome marking.
* Get your BEST tone.
* Be MUSICAL at all times. Hold last note out. 

Page 1 – C Major:   (1) Tongue all notes.  (2) Play as written.
Page 1 – A minor:   Add dynamics.

CLARINET | MAJOR SCALE/ LEARNING SCALES
– 2 octaves / Unless you are going to aim for Wind Honors > Full Range

CLARINET | PARES SCALES
   – Key of C Major / Pages 2, 3 & 4 — NON-Stop (no repeats) | One after another to fast-track you to good tone.
               * Feel free to slur everything for tone building.
               * Don’t worry if it sounds “bad”. It will get better.
               * ANY high “fussy” notes, hold for a long tone (or write in a fermata on those notes) when you “land” on those notes. Don’t worry about being metronomic.
               * High notes, flatten out your bottom lip and press on the reed firmly using the center of your bottom lip.

CLARINET | MELODIOUS & PROGRESSIVE STUDIES:
   – Page 1, C Major & A minor > using your metronome.

CLARINET SOLO > FOR 2021 | MOZART’S K622
   – START AT LINE #6 AND KEEP GOING. Memorize difficult passages.

MATERIALS: