High School Jazz Band

High School Jazz Band
Audition Cycles

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

For 2018-19 use Cycle 3. (except guitar, see note below)

Guitar Entries
Guitar students auditioning for the 2018 Honor Jazz Band should use Cycle 1 material for this year.

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
Slow Blues in F (track 4): Play the melody twice

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

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

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

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

Horizontal (track 8): Play the melody. Improvise a solo through the repeated chord progression (12 bars). Play the melody again.
PP. 2-3: All of #2. Quarter = 132
P. 13: #2, 16 Meas. Quarter Note = 120
P. 7: Blues in Bb-1st 6 lines. Quarter note = 132 P. 8: Blues in F-1st 6 lines. Quarter note = 120 Melody: p.5: Tippin Time. Play all three lines. Quarter note = 108 Comp: P. 19 Fast Mode Al. Play 1st 10 lines. Quarter = 240
Cycle 3
2018-19
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
Comping: pp. 19-20 cCrcle 2-3. Quarter note = 152
Comping: p. 49 all. Quarter note = 132
p. 5 play line 8 to the end of line 14. Quarter note = 152
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)
P. 5 Tippin Time (medium swing) Play 1st two choruses (24 measures)
P. 19 Fast Mode Al (up tempo swing) 1st Chorus (40 Meas.)
P. 40 Reflection (Ballad) Use brushes, Beginning to letter B. (8 Meas.)
P. 43 Samba de Luvsme (latin) Play entire page (52 Meas.)

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.
 
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