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Jazz Music Help!!!

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by ROYAN, Nov 3, 2013.


  1. ROYAN

    ROYAN

    Nov 3, 2013
    Hi guys,
    So I have an Jazz School audition next week .
    And the school requires One up-tempo tune,One ballad and One blues tune in Jazz standard.
    do you guy have any music suggestion are following the requirement?
    Thank YOu so much for the help!!
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I'm pretty sure this kind of thing has come up before here and people have listed what they did in auditions for Jazz courses ... search on "auditions" and "Jazz" ..?

    EDIT - Look in Jazz Technique section!
     
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  4. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    What tunes have you been playing? And when you say "jazz school", what are you talking about? Juilliard, North Texas, Bass Collective, Player's School, what?
     
  5. ROYAN

    ROYAN

    Nov 3, 2013
    I am applying to The New School for Jazz and Contemporary music.
     
  6. ROYAN

    ROYAN

    Nov 3, 2013
    Could you provide a pink for me??
    Thanks a lot!
     
  7. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    That was the second question, you should answer the first one too....
     
  8. ROYAN

    ROYAN

    Nov 3, 2013
    haha sorry man, I missed the first question.
    I have been playing classical for seven years, I have not play any jazz bass before.
    but the audition for the Jazz and contemporary music is next week. So i was thinking maybe I can learn these three pieces in a week, and take some courses from the school.
     
  9. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Disclosures:
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Best of luck with that. A few things to consider:
    CAVEAT: the tenor player I work with used to be the Director of Academic Affairs for the jazz program there, part of his job was auditions and placement.

    The audition process is there to determine a couple of things - which ensembles you're ready for OR what remedial work will be necessary to get your skill levels to the point that you can play in ensembles. SO if you haven't played this music enough to have built some repertoire, nor have any familiarity with improvising a walking bass line, you're gonna get stuck with a lot of remedial work. And it's a lot of bread to pay to basically get to "entry level" playing. Why not spend a year or two studying privately with a good jazz teacher so that, when you audition, you already have some experience under your belt? Your classical studies should have given you a good physical approach to the instrument, so finding a saxophonist or pianist who has a good pedagogical approach to teaching improvisation and doing some walking line transcription will put you in a much better place for auditioning.
     
  10. Massive + 1, that's how the New School pays it's bills. Jazz school kinda boils down to a great networking opportunity for people that go into it knowing how to play. If you're not ready you'll get backburner'd and discouraged. Get a good teacher and save the $.
     
  11. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    Good advice from Ed there. Think it over, Royan, you should probably wait a bit.
     



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