MICHAEL’S MUSIC ASSIGNMENTS | Mondays 6:00pm | Skype

LESSON OVERVIEW:


  • AUGUST 2021
  • SIGHTREADING JAZZ > Swing & Latin > CBDA HS SET A > PDF
  • CLARINET >
      • KLOSE #4 > PDF
      • KLOSE #16 > PDF

  • MAY 17

  • IN A MELLOW TONE
  • Melody & Chord Chart > PDF
  • Backing Track > YouTube

  • MAY 10

  • LEARN/MEMORIZE VINCENT HERRING SOLO
  • FIRM ROOTS > Live at Smoke > YouTubeTranscription Video > YouTube
  • AHS JAZZ A
      • Transcribe Mr. Bloom’s lick and find where the lick is played in the blues.
      • *Pick up to measure 7.

SAXOPHONE ASSIGNMENTS 

CLASSICAL SAXOPHONE SOLO
Tableaux de Provence | PDF

SELECTED STUDIES
Page 13/14

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

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


CLARINET STUDIES

  • CLARINET:  ALL MINOR SCALES | LINK
  • 2/1/2020 – Melodic Minor
  • 1/18/2020 – Natural Minors | 1 octave
  • 1/18/2020 – Harmonic Minors | 1 octave

  • 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”.

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


  • BOOKS TO ORDER:
    • Baermann Clarinet Studies, High School Level Music > Amazon
    • PDF … see below

CLARINET ASSIGNMENTS


  • CLARINET:  ALL MINOR SCALES | LINK
      • 2/1/2020 – Melodic Minor
      • 1/18/2020 – Natural Minors | 1 octave
      • 1/18/2020 – Harmonic Minors | 1 octave

  • 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

COMPLETED ASSIGNMENTS