2017 Spring Band Placement/Chair Audition Requirements

January 4-10 during AND after school

“SELECT” MAJOR SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS (TBA):

C, F, Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, B, E, A, D, G
(You might think of flats as their enharmonic sharps – i.e. Gb = F#)
(suggested tempo = 120bpm in eighth notes – All-State style preferable)
Scale sheets can be found and printed here:
http://www.myamea.org/aba/2017-all-state-requirements/
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on this website, scroll down to “High School All-State Files” and you will find a file for “High School Scale Sheets”)

CHROMATIC SCALES

ANY TWO OCTAVE RANGE

PREPARED PIECE

ALL-STATE AUDITION SELECTION (on back – between the brackets)

Podcasts/recordings of All-State etudes can be heard here: http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/music/allstate/highschool.html
– Choose your instrument, then the HSL or HST etude
HSL=High School Legato/HTL=High School Technical –
be sure to choose the one that applies to which excerpt you’ve been given.

SIGHT-READING
WILL BE PROVIDED AT AUDITION
YOUR AUDITION SCORE WILL BE BASED ON TONE QUALITY, PREPARATION (notes, rhythms, articulations, and dynamics), ACCURACY, AND SIGHT-READING

IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO PLAY SOMETHING SLOWER THAN THE SUGGESTED TEMPO SO AS TO BE PLAYED MORE RHYTHMICALLY ACCURATE THAN TO PLAY FASTER AND INCORRECTLY

PAY ATTENTION TO WRITTEN TEMPOS – BUT YOU CAN (and should) PLAY SLOWER THAN THE RECORDING IF YOU WANT!

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