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by Spunky2sax75
(75 posts)
10 years ago

District Jazz Auditions

I am trying out for District Jazz Band next year, and I'm not sure how good my chances are. I am young (only 9th grade) and I will be playing against older people, so I want to know any tips on how to get the best out of it and what tips you would have for the audition pieces and mostly the improvsation. Any tips on how to make the best of it would be appreciated.

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  1. by golferguy675
    (600 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: District Jazz Auditions

    Get a jazz teacher. The big thing the look at in these is style, sight reading, technique, and improvistation skills. Just bulk up on it all.

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  2. by karebear1012
    (395 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: District Jazz Auditions

    the best advice i can give you is practice, practice, practice. I have 2 jazz teachers on sax and 1 on trumpet, and they all say that, in order to improvise like a pro, you need to put your emotions into your solo. Think about the pieces you're playing, and what mood they give. Then take that feeling and play it. Also, get your scales and chords down cold. I'm in the same grade as you, so i'm pretty nervous also....i've always done auditons on trumpet, almost never on sax.....

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