Jazz 1 Auditions

Audition Information for Jazz 1 and 2 Auditions
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Students wishing to audition for the 2022-2023 school year should contact Mr. Metteer at rmetteer@lps.org to arrange an audition

Trumpets, Saxophones, Trombones

  • Perform the concert F and Ab major scales

  • Perform the chromatic scale

  • Download and prepare the required audition music found here

  • Using the accompaniment track found here, play along to the recording using the required audition music and then improvise for twelve bars to the Bb blues

  • Go here (link to be included soon) to find video lessons and resources for preparing this audition

Piano, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar

  • Perform the concert F and Ab major scales

  • Perform the chromatic scale

  • Download and prepare the required audition music found here

  • Using the accompaniment track found here, play three choruses: one using the audition music, one comping (walking in the case of bass), and one improvising.

  • Go here (link to be included soon) to find video lessons and resources for preparing this audition

Drumset

  • Open the styles sheet and prepare the following styles: rock, swing, bossa nova, samba

  • Play each of the styles in the following format: 3 measures of groove, one measure of fill. Do this twice for a total of 8 measures

  • Download and prepare the excerpt found here