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by MagicSax03
(2 posts)
2 years ago

Audition Piece

I'm going to be auditioning as alto for a jazz band in a few months, and I need an audition piece. I'm 14 so I need something playable, but still hard so that it will impress the judges, because the band is hard to get into. Does anyone have suggestions? Thanks! :)

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (450 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: Audition Piece

    I would pick a parker tune out of the Omni book.

    Go back to the basics. Pick a piece, memorize it.

    Be prepared for them to want more.

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    1. by MagicSax03
      (2 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: Audition Piece

      OK great thanks! Are there any specific tunes you would reccomend or anything out of the omnibook

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      1. by RobertD
        (64 posts)

        2 years ago

        Re: Audition Piece

        I don't know your level of proficiency. If you can, I'd go with Monk and/or Mingus. A couple of short pieces you can memorize that will impress. Peggy's Blue Skylight. Self-Portrait in Three Colors. Ruby My Dear. Stuff in that vein.

        There's always the standard fallback; 'Round Midnight!

        Good luck!

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