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thinking of auditioning for the TMEA All-State/All-Region jazz bands? learn from professional artist-educators! hear the etudes played by a pro. etude classes will be in masterclass format. attend a faculty recital! then, work on your improvisation with the pros. this masterclass is for all levels of students, from the first time, never-done-it-before student, to the … Continue reading masterclass
as a method of acquiring fluency in all keys, valuable ear training, and the reflexes to adapt quickly to ever-changing improvisational landscapes, Alvin Batiste taught a system of dividing an octave into 7 different sections. Section One – Ascending Chromatic Root Motions (octave divided into 12 equal parts) Section Two – Descending Whole Tone Root … Continue reading alvin batiste chord root progression system
take these fun and easy quizzes and you’ll start feeling better (about your jazz knowledge) right away! quizzes to help you with region improv (and music theory in general) https://quizlet.com/305429817/learn/embed check out this basic music theory quiz on Quizlet https://quizlet.com/305430387/flashcards/embed check out this quiz covering the chords of the Region Level Improv – … Continue reading feeling quizzy?
this page is a reference page for the 2018-2019 TMEA All-State Jazz Audition Etudes. here are a few great websites to check out to learn more about the great songs of the jazz world, usually called “jazz standards” and frequently are part of what is also called the “Great American Songbook.” https://www.jazzbooks.com/ – Jamey Aebersold … Continue reading digging deeper
Kenny Garrett’s Solo on Woody Shaw’s album “Solid” (There Will Never Be Another You) Kenny Dorham’s Solo on Cedar Walton’s album “Cedar!” (Take the ‘A’ Train)
licks and riffs here’s a chorus (plus 8 bars) i put together over the changes to “I Love You” by Cole Porter (tenor sax) here’s a chorus i put together over the changes to “On Green Dolphin Street” (tenor sax) – shown in concert C major and Eb major here are several phrases that I’ve … Continue reading licks