Auditioning at The New School
Hey all, I don't wander into the Double bass side of the forum very often, but I figured this was a good place to post this.
I have my audition at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary coming up in a few weeks, and I was wondering if anyone here has auditioned/attended the school, and if anyone has any advice or knows what exactly they're looking for in potential students. I plan on auditioning on electric and upright, and the tunes I have prepared are;
Ballad- in a sentimental mood (arco)
Up-tempo- ornithology ( if I can get that darn last phrase clean, if not it'll probably be all the things you are)
I need to pick a blues, but I'm not quite sure what to do. Now's the time would be easy, but that tune probably gets done to death at auditions. I can play the heads alright, and my walking is fairly strong, but I'm not super confident with my soloing yet. I can make the changes alright, but my sense of melody and phrasing still needs a lot of work...
If anyone has any advice or suggestions, I'd really appreciate it!
Edit- I should probably add that I only really started playing the upright seriously last year as a junior- I was forced to pick it up as a sophomore for school, but I didn't really start to like it until last year. I've managed to make the all state band (somehow) this year, if that can give any help as to measuring where I am development-wise.
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