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Jazz

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All-State Jazz Auditions will be videotaped in class on Wednesday (2/4).

Improvisation track can be downloaded here.

 

All-State scale test due on Friday (2/6).

1. C major

2. A major

3. E-flat major

4. C melodic minor

5. A-flat harmonic minor

 

 

Homework DUE Monday, 9/29. (Note the scale test information, too).

 

Practice soloing using the recordings below in order to perform a solo for 4 sets of 12 bars.

 

Things to remember:

1. Your scales (including Blues).

2. Your note patterns/motives.

3. You don't have to play all the notes and fill all the space.

4. Listen AND lead.

05 - Fast Blues in B flat Concert.mp3

Progression (all chords are dom. 7th chords, except ii is min. 7th):

     I    IV  /    /

     IV  /    I    /

     ii   V    I    V 

 

Scale test on Wednesday, October 1st

Blues scales: concert F and B-flat

Dominant seventh scales: concert F, B-flat, E-flat, and C 

 

 

 

 

Homework DUE Thursday, 9/18.

 

Write out a 12-bar blues version of Julia's motive.

 

Rhythm: 1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +   1   +   2   +   3   +   4   +

Notes:        b3  3    5   8       b7        5  b5  5             b5 b3  1

 

 

Homework DUE Tuesday, 9/16.

 

Write out your own version of "Hot Cross Buns."

Note options:

1. Blues scale

2. Original transcription

3. Combination of blues scale, mixolydian scale, or other scale.

 

 

 

 

Homework DUE Friday, 9/12.

 

Transcribe (write down) a melody you are familiar with. I suggest a nursery rhyme or other cultural memorable songs. Be able to play it in an F blues scale or in all the keys of the 16 bar blues progression.

 

 

Homework DUE Wednesday, 9/10.

 

Practice soloing using the recordings below in order to perform a solo for 4 sets of 12 bars.

 

Things to remember:

1. Your scales.

2. Your note patterns/motives.

3. You don't have to play all the notes and fill all the space.

4. Listen AND lead.

 

04 - Slow Blues In F Concert.mp3

Progression (all chords are dom. 7th chords):     

     I    /    /    /

     IV  IV  I    /

     V   /    I    V

 

10 - Fast Blues In F Concert.mp3

Progression (all chords are dom. 7th chords, except ii is min. 7th):

     I    IV  /    /

     IV  /    I    /

     ii   V    I    V

 

 

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