High School Jazz Band

High School Jazz Band
Audition Cycles

Please use the following information as you prepare for jazz auditions.

For 2020-21 use Cycle 2

Saxes, Trumpets, Trombones
Chromatic Scale demonstrating the entire range
Slur up, tongue down
Quarter note = 120 bpm.

All horn audition materials come from "Nothin But Blues" (volume 2 of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz series).

Piano material is from "Jazz Piano Voicings" (partner book to "How to Play and Improvise", volume 1).

Bass material is from "Rufus Reid Bass Lines" (contains bass lines from volumes 1-3).

Guitar, Vibes, and trapset material comes from "Rhythm Section Workout" (Volume 30 B).

Please be sure the accompaniment tracks are used and audible for all auditions.



  Horns
Vol. 2:
Nothin' but Blues
Piano
Vol. 1:
Jazz Piano Voicings
Bass
Vol. 1-3:
Rufus Reid Bass Lines
Guitar/Vibraphone
Vol 30 B:
Rhythm Section Work-Out
Cycle 1
2019-20
mp3 file #1
Slow Blues in F (track 4): Play the melody twice

mp3 file #2
Fast Blues in Bb (track 5): Play the melody. Improvise a solo through the repeated chord progression (12 bars). Play the melody again.
mp3 file #1
PP. 18-19: 1st 26 Meas. stop @ #2 (Quarter = 152)

mp3 file #2
P. 48:Entire Page Quarter Note = 132
mp3 file #1
P. 5: Random Minor Chords 1st 6 lines Quarter note = 120

mp3 file #2
P. 12: Minor to Dom., 1st 6 lines Quarter note = 132
mp3 file #1
Melody: p.43: Samba de Luvsme 19 Meas. w/repeat Half note = 120

mp3 file #2
Comp: P. 40: Reflection Play 1st 2 lines. Quarter = 60
Cycle 2
2020-21
mp3 file #1
Long Meter Jazz/Rock (track 6): Play the melody twice.

mp3 file #2
Horizontal (track 8): Play the melody. Improvise a solo through the repeated chord progression (12 bars). Play the melody again.
mp3 file #1
PP. 2-3: All of #2. Quarter = 132

mp3 file #2
P. 13: #2, 16 Meas. Quarter Note = 120
mp3 file #1
P. 7: Blues in Bb-1st 6 lines. Quarter note = 132

mp3 file #2
P. 8: Blues in F-1st 6 lines. Quarter note = 120
mp3 file #1
Melody: p.5: Tippin Time. Play all three lines. Quarter note = 108

mp3 file #2
Comp: P. 19 Fast Mode Al. Play 1st 10 lines. Quarter = 240
Cycle 3
2022-23
Bird Blues (track 12): Play the melody twice.

Home Stretch (track 7): Play the melody. Improvise a solo through the repeated chord progression (12 bars). Play the melody again
mp3 file #1
Comping: pp. 19-20 cCrcle 2-3. Quarter note = 152

mp3 file #2
Comping: p. 49 all. Quarter note = 132
mp3 file #1
p. 5 play line 8 to the end of line 14. Quarter note = 152

mp3 file #2
p. 12 line 7 to p. 13 1st note of line 4. Quarter note = 120
 
V1: How to Play and Improvise

For Guitar and Piano
1st time through Improvise, 2nd time through comp.

DRUMSET: All Three Years
V-30B: Rhythm Section Workout (tape all excerpts with right channel only)
mp3 file #1 - P. 5 Tippin Time (medium swing) Play 1st two choruses (24 measures)
mp3 file #2 - P. 19 Fast Mode Al (up tempo swing) 1st Chorus (40 Meas.)
mp3 file #3 - P. 40 Reflection (Ballad) Use brushes, Beginning to letter B. (8 Meas.)
mp3 file #4 - P. 43 Samba de Luvsme (latin) Play entire page (52 Meas.)
mp3 file #5 - DRUMSET Improvisation: Play 16 bars demonstrating Latin or Rock style.

NOTE TO SET PLAYERS: The use of metronomes and CD players is required and they must be audible at all times. If these requirements are not met, your recording will be disqualified.
 
Chairperson
Mark DeWald
Claflin-Central Plains
c: 785-650-2194

Important Dates - HS Jazz Band
Oct. 1, 2020 - Thu
HS Jazz Band Audition Upload Deadline
Nov. 7, 2020 - Sat
Mini convention I
JH Choir, JH Band, HS Jazz Band
Hays HS

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