Jury Requirements

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Jazz Handbook – Junior

Junior Year, First Semester:

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Jury Requirements:

I. Specified by private instructor.

II. “Tune List”

Play melody, know the harmony, and improvise. Piano, Guitar and Vibes should play at least one tune unaccompanied.

  1. Tenor Madness
  2. Someday My Prince Will Come
  3. Stella By Starlight
  4. Killer Joe
  5. Bye Bye Blackbird
  6. In A Sentimental Mood
  7. Sugar
  8. I’ll Remember April
  9. C Jam Blues
  10. Invitation

III: Solo transcriptions, minimum of 2. One solo should be from pre 1945, 24-32 measures minimum, and the second from post 1945, 46-64 measures minimum. One transcription will be performed during transcription juries midway through the semester. Writing this transcription out is optional. The other transcription 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.

Junior Year, Second Semester:

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Jury Requirements:

I. Specified by private instructor.

II. “Tune List”

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

  1. Night and Day
  2. Blue Train
  3. All of Me
  4. Giant Steps
  5. Out of Nowhere
  6. Little Sunflower
  7. Blue Monk
  8. Caravan
  9. Donna Lee
  10. A Night in Tunisia

III: Solo transcriptions, minimum of 2. One solo should be from pre 1945, 24-32 measures minimum, and the second from post 1945, 46-64 measures minimum. One transcription will be performed during transcription juries midway through the semester. Writing this transcription out is optional. The other transcription 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.