Jazz Band Auditions
Audition Dates will be Sept. 11-13.
- major and blues scales (through 3 sharps and 3 flats)
- chromatic scale - full range of the instrument
- rhythms in the rhythm packet
- all excerpts for your instrument located below
- Drummers will be asked to demonstrate different styles (swing, latin, shuffle, rock, etc.) and fills. These should demonstrate technical ability and appropriate recognition of the styles.
- Pianists and Guitarist will be asked to demonstrate comping
- Pianists will also be asked to play another prepared piece such as a classical or jazz piece
- Bass players will be asked to provide examples of walking bass lines (ask if you need examples)