Winds

  • Play up to 7 blues scales and arpeggios (on separate scale sheet below). 2 minute time limit, 5 points per scale. Max of 35 points.
  • Play the below blues etude @ quarter= 120. Play along is on the page below. Max of 50 points.
    • Rhythmic accuracy: 10 points
    • Note accuracy: 10 points
    • Articulation accuracy: 10 points
    • Style: 20 points
  • Sight reading. Max of 15 points.
    • Rhythmic accuracy: 5 points
    • Note accuracy: 5 points
    • Style accuracy: 5 points
  • Optional, but highly recommended: Improvise 2 choruses of the Concert F Blues. A practice track is provided below.

Rhythm Section

  • Play the blues etude @ quarter= 144. Max of 50 points.
    • Rhythmic accuracy: 10 points
    • Note accuracy: 10 points
    • Articulation accuracy: 10 points
    • Style: 20 points
  •     Play the Latin etude @ marked tempo
    • Style: 20 points
    • Chord/Rhythmic accuracy: 15 points
  •     Sight reading. Max of 15 points.
    • Rhythmic accuracy: 5 points
    • Note accuracy: 5 points
    • Style accuracy: 5 points
  • Optional, but highly recommended:Improvise 2 choruses of the Concert F Blues. A practice track is provided below.

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