2021 All-State Jazz Band Auditions materials

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Winds:

Track #1 - Standard – Au Privave, performed with included mp3 play-along recording. Play the melody two times.

* If you would like to be considered for the solo chair, play 1 chorus of melody, 1 chorus improvisation and 1 chorus of melody for a total of 3 choruses. The Mp3 track is set up with 3 choruses in mind. The improv is optional but PREFERRED

Track #2 - Jazz Etude Set A – Use marked tempo and style.

Track #3 - Key Center - medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending. Use marked tempo and style.

Track #4 – Optional – only for Bari Sax, Lead Trumpet or Bass Trombone.


Piano

Track #1 - Standard – Au Privave, performed with included mp3 play-along recording. Play the melody two times.
Play the melody in both hands – double octaves.

* If you would like to be considered for the solo chair, play 1 chorus of melody, 1 chorus improvisation and 1 chorus of melody for a total of 3 choruses. The Mp3 track is set up with 3 choruses in mind. The improv is optional but PREFERRED

Track #2 - Jazz Etude Set A – Use marked tempo and style.

Track #3 - Key Center - medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending. Use marked tempo and style.

Track #4 - Chords Key of C, F, G- Demonstrate voicings of four basic chords: Major 7, Dominant 7, minor 7, and minor 7b5.


Electric or Upright Bass

Track #1 - Standard – Au Privave, performed with included mp3 play-along recording. Play the melody two times.

* If you would like to be considered for the solo chair, play 1 chorus of melody, 1 chorus improvisation and 1 chorus of melody for a total of 3 choruses. The Mp3 track is set up with 3 choruses in mind. The improv is optional but PREFERRED

Track #2 - Key Center - medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending. Use marked tempo and style.

Track #3 Walk- play a walking bass line on at least two choruses of a blues progression in Bb.Tempo qt.=120.

Track #4 Jazz Etude Set A #1


Track #5 Jazz Etude Set A #2


Guitar

Track #1 - Standard – Au Privave, performed with included mp3 play-along recording. Play the melody two times.

* If you would like to be considered for the solo chair, play 1 chorus of melody, 1 chorus improvisation and 1 chorus of melody for a total of 3 choruses. The Mp3 track is set up with 3 choruses in mind. The improv is optional but PREFERRED

Track #2 Chords Key of C, F, G- Demonstrate voicings of four basic chords: Major 7, Dominant 7, minor 7, and minor 7b5.

Track #3 Jazz Etude Set A #1


Track #4 Jazz Etude Set A #2


Drum Set

Track #1- Standard – Blues in the Closet, performed with included Mp3 play-along recording. Play the melody first & third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus. The improv is optional but PREFERRED

Track #2 Demonstrate Time/Style-Play 16 measures (4/4 time) of swing, followed immediately by 16 bars of Latin.

Track #3 Demonstrate time/Style-Play 16 measures (4/4 time) of funk/rock, followed immediately by 16 measures (4/4 time) of swing time with brushes.

Track #4 Jazz Etude Set A #1


Track #5 Jazz Etude Set A #2