All Vocalists (Track #4 is OPTIONAL)

Track #1    Two major Scales demonstrating the range of the singer:  a low scale and a high scale, (unaccompanied) in a swing style ascending and descending one octave, eighth notes sung on syllables doo-bah.  Tempo qt. =96. A pitch should be given only once before each exercise.

Scale #1

Soprano I ........... D (space below treble clef)
Soprano II ............ C (middle C)
Alto I .................... A (below middle C)
Alto II ................... G (below middle C)
Tenor I .................. D (third line on bass clef)
Tenor II ................. C (second space on bass clef)
Bass I ................... Ab ( first space on bass clef)
Bass II .................. F (space below bass clef)

Scale #2

Soprano 1 ............ Bb (third line on treble clef)
Soprano II ............ Ab (second space on treble clef)
Alto I .................... F ( first space on treble clef)
Alto II ................... Eb ( first line on treble clef)
Tenor I .................. F (fourth line on bass clef)
Tenor II ................. E (third space on bass clef)
Bass I ................... Eb (third space on bass clef)
Bass II .................. Db (third line on bass clef)


Track #2    One Blues Scale sung within the comfortable range of the singer, (unaccompanied) in a swing style ascending and descending one octave, eighth notes sung on syllables doo-bah.  Tempo qt.=96.  A pitch should be given only once before each exercise.  Ex: (perform in range comfortable for singer)

 

 



Track #3    Excerpt (a cappella). The pitch should be given at the start of track. Medium Swing 120.



Vocalist excerpt link here


Track # 4   OPTIONAL - Demonstrate basic improvisational skills.  Using scat syllables, create 24 measures of improvisation using a blues progression.  Please improvise in a swing style.  Background can be live or a pre-recorded track (ex: Jamey Aebersold accompaniment CD’s).  Students that do not already have a blues background track may use the youtube link provided below for practice and for the audition recording:

Vocalist improvisation link here



It is suggested that the student/teacher find a reference recordings of blues
improvisation.   

Students should have the music memorized before the first rehearsal.

Vocal Jazz Rhythm section: apply using the Jazz Band audition materials on the All State Jazz Band link to the left.

WY All-State Jazz Choir 2018