HS Jazz Band Audition Excerpts

2018 - 19

Audition Music Requirements

For all instruments except drumset: A New Approach to Jazz Improvisation, Volume 7, "Miles Davis" MILES DAVIS Volume 7 by Jamey Aebersold, 1211 Aebersold Drive, New Albany, IN 47150.

For drumset: "Rhythm Section Workout" Volume 30B by Jamey Aebersold.

All auditions will be performed with accompaniment play along recordings.

Excerpt Notes/Errata
  1. A New Approach to Jazz Improvisation, Volume 7, page 15, measure 20 is incorrect. It should read the same as measure 4.
  2. If your CD for Volume 7 "Miles Davis" has two versions of "Four" (one slow and one fast), use the SLOW version, mm = 144.
Horn Auditions (Saxophone, Trumpet and Trombone)
  1. Chromatic scale - Play quarter notes (120 bpm). Students are to slur up and tongue down the full range of the instrument.
  2. "Four" - Play melody through one time (first five lines), including first and second endings, total of 32 measures. Then improvise for one full chorus, (32 more measures: includes solo break and end of head) if you wish, for the optional improvisation portion of the audition.
  3. "Milestones" - Play melody one time through including the repeat of the first eight measures (32 measures).
Rhythm Section Auditions

Piano
  1. "Four" - Using the left channel only (bass & drums), play written right-hand melody and if able provide a left-hand chordal accompaniment for one full chorus (32 measures) - left hand encouraged, but optional.
  2. "Milestones" - Using the left channel only (bass & drums), play the written right-hand melody and if able provide a left-hand chordal accompaniment for one full chorus (32 measures) - left hand encouraged, but optional. * same instructions as Four *
Guitar
  1. "Four" - Using the left channel only (bass & drums), play written melody for one full chorus (32 measures); then provide a chordal accompaniment (comp) for one full chorus (32 more measures).
  2. "Milestones" - Using the left channel only (bass & drums), play written melody for one full chorus (32 measures).
Bass
  1. "Four" - Using the right channel only (piano & drums), play written melody only for one full chorus (32 measures); then provide a walking bass line for one full chorus (32 more measures).
  2. "Milestones" - Using the right channel only (piano & drums), play one chorus (32 measures) of a bass line appropriate to accompany the melody.
Drums
With the drum channel turned off, play the following excerpts:
  1. "Tippin' Time" - Play the first two choruses (24 measures total - repeat just once)
  2. "Fast Mode Al" - Play the first melody chorus only (40 measures)
  3. "Reflection" - Using brushes, play the beginning to letter B (8 measures)
  4. "Samba de Luvsme" - Play the introduction, first melody chorus, and end after the introduction restatement at the "fine" at the bottom of the page (play the whole page and repeat once in m. 5-12).
 
Chairperson
Jacob Miller
Dodge City High School
2201 Ross Blvd
Dodge City, KS 67801