All Vocalists

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) Please start at letter A and stop at the end of m. 39, right before letter D.  The rests at letter B are optional, sing the vocal lines for each voice part and move into letter C.  The pitch should be given at the start of track.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email or call Janet Weisbrook (Wyoming Vocal Jazz Chair) for help: weisbrookj@laramie1.org 307-771-2410 ext. 22402. Click on the link below for excerpt "New Day"

 


Track #4   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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMBe06wgpQw



It is suggested that the student/teacher find a reference recording 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 2017