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Jazz Handbook – Freshman

Freshman Year, First Semester



I: "Tune List" Play melody, dictate harmony through improvised melodies. Piano, Guitar and Vibes should play at least one tune unaccompanied.

1 A Train
2 Autumn Leaves (Emi, Gmi)
3 What is this Thing Called Love
4 Blue Bossa
5 Billie's Bounce
6 Song For My Father
7 Straight no Chaser
8 Al the Things You Are
9 Mr PC
10 Just Friends (G and F)

II: You are responsible for 2 transcriptions each semester.

1. Pre 1945, 24-32 bars minimum.
2. Post 1945, 48-64 measures minimum.

Freshman Year, Second Semester


I:"Tune List" Play melody, dictate harmony through improvised melodies. Piano, Guitar, and Vibes should play at least one tune unaccompanied.
1 There Will Never Be Another You
2 Body and soul
3 On Green Dolphin Street
4 Solar
5 Satin Doll
6 All Blues
7 There is No Greater Love
8 Oleo
9 Footprints
10 Cherokee

II: You are responsible for 3 transcriptions each semester.
THe first transciption must be a minimum of 24-32 measures in any style. You will perform this transciption during combo class, midway through the semester, with your current combo. Writing this transcription out is optional.
The other two transcriptions will be part of your final jury grade. These transcriptions must be memorized, played with the original recording, and written out using a notation program of your choice. Chord changes must be included above the solo.
1. Pre 1945, 24-32 bars minimum.
2. Post 1945, 48-64 measures minimum.