|***NEW PERMISSION SLIP FORM***|
This new format was created in February. Please complete ths new for for the trips remaining this year. THANK YOU!
If you would like to volunteer in our band program (or anywhere else in the Vancouver School District) you need to have this form on file in the office. The form is good for 2 years.
We will need help at several events throughout the year. Please let Mr. Bryan know if you are interested!
|SYLLABUS for Level 23 & Focus Jazz|
|SYLLABUS for Level 1 Jazz|
|Blank Staff Paper|
Rob Tapper's approach for learning new jazz tunes.
|Improvisation Tips from a great teacher!|
|Major and Minor Scales|
This lists 12 major and 36 minor scales!
Here are the most commoning comping rhythms you will find in jazz. This is great for piano and guitar players!
|Create Bass Lines|
A step by step approach. If you're a bass player you have to check this out!
|Left Hand Piano Voicings|
|Major, Dorian, and Mixolydian Scales|
|Bass Clef Blues Scales|
In all 12 keys!
|Treble Clef Blues Scales|
In all 12 keys!
Scale fingering patterns for guitar. This is explained very well!
Great for your rhythm practice!
Helpful Jazz Links
|Jazz Solo Transcriptions|
For all instruments.
Transcribed by USC jazz students.
Saxopedia - Transcriptions for almost every jazz instrument!
|Jazz Trumpet Solo Transcriptions|
This is a great metronome that I use frequently. Bookmark it!
|Woodwind Fingering Charts|
This iste has several very interesting drumming videos.
|Jazz Drumming Jumpstart|
|Vic Firth Groove Essentials|
47 grooves for you to master!
|Vic Firth 40 Essential Rudiments|
For Snare Drum...With play along tracks!
|Vic Firth Web Site|
One of the better web sites for drumming information.
|Jazz Guitar Comping, Voicings, and Several Other Lessons|
|Jazz Guitar Chord Finder|
|Jazz Guitar Chord Book|
Yes...An entire book!
A great site for saxophone information, or for improvising info that applies to every instrument!
|International Trumpet Guild|
|Piano Shell Voicings|
|More Piano Shell Voicings|
|Piano Rootless Voicings|
You can usually sound better without the root anyway!
|Piano Voicings for Less Experienced Jazz Pianists|
|Walking Jazz Bass Lines|
With both notes and TABs.
A step by step guide. Very cool!
A cool approach to walking bass lines.
|Clayton-Hamilton Big Band|
On the Sunny Side of the Street
The Sermon - This really SWINGS!
|Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers|
Moanin' - This never gets old!
Canteloupe Island - Yeah!
|Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band|
Samba Del Gringo
|Buddy Rich Big Band|
Autumn Leaves - with Miles Davis
Concert at NYU. You should also check out some of his older music. Especially with Oscar Peterson!
Listening for Level 23 Jazz Band.