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Jazz Handbook – Sophomore

Sophomore Year, First Semester

I: “Tune List” Play melody, know the harmony, and improvise. Piano, Guitar and Vibes should play at least one tune unaccompanied.
1 Watermelon Man
2 Recorda-Me
3 Freddie the Freeloader
4 Canaloupe Island
5 Summertime
6 Four
7 The Girl from Ipanema
8 The Days of Wind and Roses
9 So What
10 Alone Together

Sophomore Year, Second Semester

I: “Tune List” Play melody, know the harmony, and improvise. Piano, Guitar and Vibes should play at least one tune unaccompanied.
1 Milestones
2 Doxy
3 My Funny Valentine
4 Now’s the Time
5 Softly as in a Morning Sunrise
6 Have You Met Miss Jones
7 Ladybird
8 Misty
9 Maiden Voayage
10 I Got Rhythm (Bb)

II: 3 Transcriptions.

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 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.