MICHAEL’S MUSIC ASSIGNMENTS

LESSON OVERVIEW:

  • OCTOBER 19, 2020
  • AHS Assignment / Due Dec 1
  • OCTOBER 5, 2020
  • Record page 2 > Blues Licks
  • Started Crosslands (clarinet) | Practice tempo = 160 (80)
  • Crosslands @Measure #28 | Practice tempo = 132 — work up to 160


SAXOPHONE ASSIGNMENTS 

JAZZ A | BIG BAND CHARTS
Along Came Betty | PDF | Audio | YouTube  | Drum Track (120)
Avenue 88 B | 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
8/17/20 – Natural Minors | 1 octave
9/7/20 – Harmonic 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:
Jackie McLean’s “
Not So Strange Blues” | Alto Solo Image | * class assignment (9/10/19)

 Art Pepper’s Blue Bossa”  | Solo Image (8th/9th grade)

1. Pares for clarinet > Amazon
2. Pares for saxophone > Amazon
3. Melodious Studies for Saxophone, High School Level Music > Amazon
4. Baermann Clarinet Studies, High School Level Music > Amazon

CLARINET ASSIGNMENTS

AHS WIND 2 –  BAND PIECES
Crosslands (3rd clarinet) | PDF   | YouTube
GHOST RUN | YouTube Audio

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
Page 32/33:
– #11 > 8th = 108 >> 120-168

– #12 > chords
– #13 > A melodic minor studies