MICHAEL’S MUSIC ASSIGNMENTS

LESSON OVERVIEW:


  • JANUARY 11, 2021

    • ADIRONDACK FESTIVAL OVERTURE | PDF | YouTube | Audio
    • CLARINET >> Major/ Natural Minor Scales in the “Circle of 5th” pattern.
    • START on any Major Scale.
    • Play that scale up and back.
    • Walk down four-1/2 steps to find your relative minor.
        • Or the 6th note of the major scale.
    • THEN walk down two-1/2 steps (a whole step) to find your NEXT MAJOR SCALE.
    • Keep practicing this and it will come to you without not much thought – and you will “hear it”.


SAXOPHONE ASSIGNMENTS 

CLASSICAL SAXOPHONE SOLO
Tableaux de Provence | PDF

CLASSICAL CLARINET SOLO
Concertino (G. Tartini) | PDF
I. Grave | Tempo, 8th note = 60 (or 63) | YouTube
II. Allegro Molto | Tempo + ______ | YouTube

JAZZ A | BIG BAND CHARTS
Along Came Betty | PDF | Audio | YouTube  | Drum Track (120)
Avenue 88 B | PDF | Audio
Take 5 | PDF | Audio

AHS JAZZ A – WORK ON Bb or F Blues
Val’s Blues > Cannonball Adderley | PDF | YouTube | Tempo = 112 or faster

AHS JAZZ A / Assignments from Mr. Hackett
Blues Exercises (for Alto) | PDF

AHS JAZZ TRANSCRIBING
Jackie McLean (Bb Blues) – 7:24 “Filidé” |
Solo Image | Solo cued up| 2nd chorus cued up

  • “JAZZ A”  SUMMER STUDY ASSIGNMENT:
  • 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

  • NEW: ALL MINOR SCALES | LINK

      • 12/7/20 – Melodic Minors | 2 octaves
      • 9/7/20 – Harmonic Minors | 1 octave
      • 8/17/20 – Natural Minors | 1 octave

  • CHROMATIC SCALE / FULL RANGE as shown below

      • Warm up with 6 note slur up and back a few times:  Bb1 to D#1 (loop)
      • Start with 3 note slurs. Then 6 note slurs, then 12
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  • 12 MAJOR SCALES / FULL RANGE
        • Follow the Circle of Fifths
        • Repeat the more difficult ones a few times in a row to acquire “muscle memory”
        • Try to wean yourself off of scale sheets and the circle of fifths and play from MEMORY
        • Challenge: Play your scales, full range, starting on low Bb and go up in 1/2 steps.

  • KLOSE / 25 DAILY STUDIES

      • Exercises:  #4, 11, 12 & 16

  • PRACTICAL STUDIES

      • Page 9 | #16, 17
      • Page 10 | #18-20

  • PARES SCALES

      • Exercises: #1 to 11 / “Key of C Major”

  • MEMORIZATION /  JAZZ TRANSCRIPTION

      • JUNE 2020 – Phil Wood’s “Webb City” Transcription
      • Work out rhythm – Measures 56, 57 & 58

  • JAZZ TRANSCRIPTIONS:


  • BOOKS TO ORDER:

      • Baermann Clarinet Studies, High School Level Music > Amazon
          • PDF … see below

CLARINET ASSIGNMENTS


  • CHROMATIC SCALE
      • Fingering chart – click here
      • 3 note slurs / 6 note slurs / 12 note slurs

  • 12 MAJOR SCALES | click here
      • 6/17/20 – Page 1 – C to Db / Page 2 – G to A

  • CLARINET ETUDES > BAERMANN | PDF
      • December 21, 2020
      • Page 32/33: #11 > 8th = 100-108 // #12 > chords