I am very impressed by your rhythmic accuracy and the musical feeling that is coming through in the tunes – and it is only week 3! Continue to listen to the links and look at the music to really get the rhythms and tunes in your ear.
Did you know that practicing long LOW tones will really help you as you aim to play the high pitches?
Use the link and code in your book to access the Interactive Practice Studio (IPS) to practice rhythms and improvisation. This will lead to confidence in improvising.
This week, work on accurate fingering for the solo sections for your instrument in each piece. We noted these in rehearsal, and I will email these to you and to our clinicians later this week.
Clinic Schedule next Monday, January 28:
*Percussion and bass guitar start at 5:45 with Sarah and Ivan, because they have to get to their TBA rehearsal at Nepean HS for 7 pm.
6:30 – 7:30
trombones – in back room by music office – Daniel Desgroseilliers
flutes, clarinets, trumpets- on auditorium stage – Rocco Romeo
saxes – in staff room – Zac Sedlar
electric guitar – in practice room – Dave Jones
piano, bass, percussion – music room – Cathy
Pieces and Listening Links:
NEW TO US:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQmz1ZkLcrg (Caravan – trombone solo from movie Whiplash)
High school band – incredible (long) drum solo:
Feeling Good (from The Roar of the Greasepaint -The Smell of the Crowd ) L. Bricusse, A. Newley, arr. Stitzel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTduOkOpC4M
All My LovingJ. Lennon, P. McCartney, arr. Stitzel (see the band leader score as you listen!)
CONTINUING WORK ON:
Round Midnight (Cootie Williams and Thelonius Monk arr Smukal) *tenor sax solo
BACK FROM JANUARY 2018:
It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got that Swing) https://www.halleonard.com/viewaudio.action?itemId=7470508&fileName=https://s3.amazonaws.com/halleonard-audio/07470508.mp3
KEEP THESE IN OUR REPERTOIRE FROM FALL 2018:
So What (Miles Davis arr Sweeney) https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2470822
Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Thomas “Fats” Waller arr Ford) (piano solo)
Moondance (Van Morrison arr Lopez) https://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2701897
Stay Cool (Vince Gassi)
Into the Sun (Sorenson) last piece (Latin – reggae) – Standards of Excellence for Jazz (Pearson and Sorenson) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nue-pMTg20
Dates to Remember:
Jazz Clinics: January 28, February 11.
Concert: Sunday, April 14 (afternoon)
Possibly community concert? Monday, April 1 (any suggestions? – senior’s home, daytime concert at school, local restaurant)