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    Jazz/ Commercial Trumpet Proficiency Levels

    *all topics are cumulative- students are responsible for material from previous semesters at any time MUSA 144: Semester 1 All 12 major scales and - 2 octaves where possible Chromatic scales from any pitch- 2 octaves where possible Blues scale and its possible applications Cycle of 5ths and 1,2,3,5 patterns Prepared transcriptions as assigned Prepared etudes Exercises from the Flexus calisthenics book or Herbert L. Clarke Technical studies Rhythmic training- metronome on 1&3 Sight reading Performance of tunes from memory- chosen by teacher during semester Improvisation- thematic development MUSA 144: Semester 2 All modes of the major scales- 2 octaves where possible Common 7th chords and arpeggios Cycle of 5ths and modal improvising Prepared etudes Prepared transcriptions as assigned Exercises from the Flexus calisthenics book or Herbert L. Clarke Technical studies Rhythmic training- metronome on 2&4 Sight reading and transposing from concert pitch Improvising on the blues progression Performance of tunes from memory- chosen by teacher during semester MUSA 244: Semester 1 All 12 Harmonic Minor scales All 12 Minor Pentatonic scales- 2 octaves where possible Common 7th chords and arpeggios Prepared transcriptions as assigned by teacher Prepared etudes Exercises from the Flexus calisthenics book, Herbert L. Clarke Technical studies or Schlossberg Daily Drills and Technical Studies Rhythmic training- 3/4 and aspects of 2:3 Improvising on the II-V-I progression Sight reading and transposition Performance of tunes from memory- chosen by teacher during semester MUSA 244: Semester 2 All 12 Melodic Minor scales- ascending form only (Jazz minor) -whole diminished scales starting on any pitch Common 7th chords and arpeggios Prepared transcriptions as assigned by teacher

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    Prepared etudes Exercises from the Flexus calisthenics book, Herbert L. Clarke Technical studies or Schlossberg Daily Drills and Technical Studies. Improvising on Rhythm Changes progression and Blues substitutions progressions Sight reading and transposition Performance of tunes from memory- chosen by teacher during semester Upper Division Jury: Only students that have successfully passed the UDJ in Jazz trumpet may register for MUSA 344. MUSA 344: Semester 1 All modes of Melodic minor focusing on Altered (7th mode of melodic minor) Whole Tone starting on any pitch Common 7th chords and arpeggios Prepared transcriptions as assigned by teacher Prepared etudes Exercises from the Flexus calisthenics book, Herbert L. Clarke Technical studies or Schlossberg Daily Drills and Technical Studies Rhythmic training- 2s&3s Minor ii, V, I progressions Sight reading and transposition Performance of tunes from memory- chosen by teacher during semester Listening and survey of lead trumpet players and trumpet sections MUSA 344: Semester 2 All modes of Melodic minor focusing on Lydian Augmented scale (3rd mode of melodic minor) Common 7th chords and arpeggios Prepared transcriptions as assigned by teacher Prepared etudes Exercises from the Flexus calisthenics book, Herbert L. Clarke Technical studies or Schlossberg Daily Drills and Technical Studies Rhythmic training- multiple meters Giant Steps sequence Sight reading and transposition Junior Recital- see the combined division syllabus for details regarding the Jr. Jazz degree recital Sight reading- New Breed studies 1-20 John Riley 8th note studies Improvising on 32 bar forms Junior Recital- see the combined division syllabus for details regarding the Jr. Jazz degree recital MUSA 444: Semester 1 All modes of Harmonic Minor focusing on HP5 (5th mode of Harmonic minor) Symetrical augmented starting on any pitch 4 note structures and arpeggios Prepared transcriptions as assigned by teacher Prepared etudes Exercises from the Flexus calisthenics book, Herbert L. Clarke Technical Studies or Schlossberg Daily Drills and Technical Studies

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    Sight reading and transposition Prepare for Senior recital MUSA 444: Semester 2 Expanded scale practice 5 note structures and arpeggios Prepared transcriptions as assigned by teacher Prepared etudes Exercises from the Flexus calisthenics book, Herbert L. Clarke Technical studies or Schlossberg Daily Drills and Technical Studies Expanded rhtyhmic studies Sight reading and transpostion Senior recital

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    Trumpet textsfor studies with Dave Ballou

    Title Author Publisherquired:exus Laurie Frink/John McNeil Gazong Press Groups of Exercises Earl D. Irons Southern Music Companychnical Studies Herbert L. Clarke Carl Fischer

    Daily Drills Max Schlossberg M. Baron Company, Inc.Arban's Complete Method Goldman/Smith Carl FischerWarm-up and Studies James Stamp Editions BIM

    As assigned:Lip Flexibilities for all Brass Instruments Bia Lin Balquhidder MusicContemporary Interval Studies Thomas Stevens Editions BIMChanging Meter Studies Editions BIMContemporary Trumpet Studies Editions BIMTrumpet Skills Robert Nagel Mentor Music, INC.Speed Studies Mentor Music, INC.Rhythmic Studies Mentor Music, INC.Trumpet Studies in Contemporary Music Marks Music Corp.Top Tones for Trumpet Walter Smith Carl Fischer48 Etudes for Trumpet Verne Reynolds G. Schirmer- Hal LeonardMelodious Etudes (vocalises) vol 1 & 2 Mark Tezak Tezak Edition6 Short Solo Suites for Trumpet Johan Sebastion Bach Robert King/ Alphonse LeDucAdvanced Etudes for Trumpet Alan Vizzutti Brass Music LTD.Eight Profiles for Solo Trumpet Fisher Tull Boosey and HawkesDay-Tudes for Trumpet Vol 1 & 2 James M. Stephenson Stephenson MusicTrumpet Techniques Louis Davidson out-of printGiuseppe Concone: The Complete Solfeggi John Korak Balquhidder Music36 Transcendatal Etudes Theo Charlier Alphonse LeducOdd meter etudes Everett Gates Warner Bros PublicationsBach for the Trumpet or Cornet Michael J. Gisondi Mcginnis & Marx

    Jazz Conception- trumpet Jim Snidero Advance MusicThe First Trumpeter Jim Maxwell Charles Colin MusicBasie- Nestico Lead Trumpet Book Kendor MusicThad Jones Lead Trumpet Book Kendor Music

    Charlie Parker Omnibook- Bb Criterion28 Modern Jazz Trumpet Solos Books 1&2 Ken Sloan Warner Brothers PublishingThe Jazz Style of Clifford Brown David Baker Alfred PublishingThe Jazz Style of Fats NavarroThe Jazz Style of John ColtraneThe Jazz Style of Miles DavisFreddie Hubbard- Artist Transcription Hal LeonardThe Complete Cliffor Brown Transcriptions Vol 1-3 Marc Lewis Charles Colin Music

    Miscellaneous:Improvisation Derek BaileyInstrumentation and Orchestration Alfred BlatterTechniques of the Contemporary Composer David CopeHow To Comp: A Study in Jazz Accompaniment Hal Crook Advance MusicReady, Aim, ImproviseHow To ImproviseJazz Arranging and Composing Bill Dobbins Advance MusicThelonius Monk fake book Hal LeonardKind of Blue, complete transcriptions Hal LeonardA Chromatic Approach to Jazz Harmnoy and Melody David Liebman Advance MusicA Guide to Notational Signs for Contemporary Music Howard RossattiMusic Notation in the 20th Century: A Practical Guidebook Kurt StoneChanges Over Time: The Evolution of Jazz Arranging Fred Strum Advance MusicJazz Arranging Techniques Gary Lindsay Staff Art Publishing

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    Jazz/ Commercial Trumpet Proficiency Levels