WY All-State Jazz Band



A List of required audition materials and instructions is listed below for each instrument.  Please read all instructions, as they have changed slightly from last year.


1.  Each participant or their music director must be a member of the Wyoming Jazz Educators.  To become a member, click on membership information to the left.


2. Audition etude mp3 files may be uploaded at https://www.Bandworld.org/Audition.aspx?eID=117.  You will need an email address, and an account with Bandworld to upload audition files.


3. The Audition deadline is Friday December 6, 2013.


4. Be certain to upload mp3 files according to the instructions given for each instrument.  Once you upload files, listen to each one again to be sure that the correct file is uploaded.


5. You may only submit one all-state jazz band audition (Multiple auditions are not allowed).


6. Do not have any extra material on the audition recording (No talking, revealing your school, director, or name).


7. All State Jazz Auditions are open to 9-12 grade students only.


8. Directors need to be clear and follow directions on numbering and identifying audition tracks.  Be sure to check with the individual instrument requirements to number and group tracks correctly.  Again, there should be NO TALKING at all on any tracks.


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Alto Saxophone

Track #1 Prepared Tune - Yardbird Suite , performed with Aebersold play-along recording (Aebersold Vol.6), including the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Scales - Concert Bb and F Scales - play scales to highest possible range in eighth notes, two octaves where possible. Tempo: medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending. Tempo qt.=120


Track #3 Jazz Etude #1










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Tenor Saxophone

Track #1 Prepared Tune - Yardbird Suite , performed with Aebersold play-along recording (Aebersold Vol.6), including the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Scales - Concert Bb and F Scales - play scales to highest possible range in eighth notes, two octaves where possible. Tempo: medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending. Tempo qt.=120


Track #3 Jazz Etude #1









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Bari-Saxophone

Track #1 Prepared Tune - Yardbird Suite , performed with Aebersold play-along recording (Aebersold Vol.6), including the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Scales - Concert Bb and F Scales - play scales to highest possible range in eighth notes, two octaves where possible. Tempo: medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending. Tempo qt.=120


Track #3 Jazz Etude #1


Track #4 Bari Sax Jazz Etude









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Trumpet

Track #1 Prepared Tune - Yardbird Suite , performed with Aebersold play-along recording (Aebersold Vol.6), including the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Scales - Concert Bb and F Scales - play scales to highest possible range in eighth notes, two octaves where possible. Tempo: medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending. Tempo qt.=120


Track #3 Jazz Etude #1


Track #4 (Optional) Lead Trumpet Jazz Etude










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Trombone

Track #1 Prepared Tune - Yardbird Suite , performed with Aebersold play-along recording (Aebersold Vol.6), including the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Scales - Concert Bb and F Scales - play scales to highest possible range in eighth notes, two octaves where possible. Tempo: medium swing with jazz articulation ascending and descending. Tempo qt.=120


Track #3 Jazz Etude #1


Track #4 (Optional) Bass Trombone Jazz Etude


 









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Guitar

Track #1 Prepared Tune - Yardbird Suite , performed with Aebersold play-along recording (Aebersold Vol.6), including the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Chords Key of C, F, G - Demonstrate voicings of four basic chords: Major 7, Dominant 7th, minor7, m7b5.


Track #3 Jazz Etude #1


Track #4  Jazz Etude #2








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Drum Set

Track #1 Prepared Tune - Yardbird Suite , performed with Aebersold play-along recording (Aebersold Vol.6), including the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Demonstrate time/Style- Play 16 measures (4/4 time) of swing, followed immediately by 16 bars of latin.


Track #3 Demonstrate time/Style- Play 16 measues (4/4 time) of funk/rock, followed immediately by 16 measures (4/4 time) of swing time with brushes.


Track #4 Jazz Etude #1


Track #5 Jazz Etude #2







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Electric or Acoustic Bass

Track #1 Prepared Tune - Yardbird Suite , performed with Aebersold play-along recording (Aebersold Vol.6), including the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Scales- Play the A, Eb, and Bb major scale in two octaves ascending and descending.


Track #3 Walk - Play a walking bass line on at least two choruses of a blues progression in Bb. Tempo qt.=120


Track #4 Jazz Etude #1

Track #5 Jazz Etude #2









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Piano

Track #1 Prepared Tune - Yardbird Suite , performed with Aebersold play-along recording (Aebersold Vol.6), including the melody the first and third times and 1 chorus of improvisation during the second chorus.


Track #2 Chords Key of C, F, and - Demonstrate voicings of four basic chords: Major 7, Dominant 7th, minor7, m7b5.

Track #3 Scales- Play the following two octave scales with both hands: A, Bb, and Eb ascending and descending


Track #4 Jazz Etude #1


Track #5 Jazz Etude #2