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KMEA Jazz Audition Tutorial

September 17, 2017

Hey, High School bass nerds – here’s my tutorial for winning the KMEA jazz audition this year: Click me!

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KMEA Jazz Bass Audition Tutorial 2017

September 2, 2017

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KMEA Jazz Bass Audition Tutorial

August 28, 2016

Hey, all,

This is for Kansas High School bass players. Just stopping by to upload a video I made. Check it out if you’re auditioning for District or State Jazz Band: https://youtu.be/5Uk1DYJ8ddU

M

KMEA State Orchestra Audition Stuff 2013

September 23, 2013

This is for all Kansas High School bassists auditioning for Regional/State Orchestra this year. I made a video of all the 2013 bass audition stuff. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5La_xsY-xnQ.

A fully fingered and bowed part is here: KMEA.Bass.Aud.2013.

These are professional-grade excerpts; I’ve had to prepare these for many full-time orchestra auditions. Most important, though, are the scales. Make sure to practice them a lot; the scales are the first thing the committee will hear. Keep the tempo steady and the tone beautiful. Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy auditioning!

M

More jazz inspiration

March 15, 2009

Here’s another great guy to be inspired by: Christian McBride. Full, honest tone; amazing time;, beautiful ideas. Notice there’s no “slop” in his playing – everything is executed with great care and patience.

More Inspiration

December 7, 2008

Edgar!

More Modeling

November 30, 2008

I’ve been a fan of Dave Holland since forever. Check out his tone and rhythmic funkiness. The guy doesn’t need a drummer!

This is Dave playing Mr. PC:

Modeling

November 27, 2008

Modeling means imitating a great performance. A lot of times you can tap into your ability to mimic intuitively to learn from someone else.

Check out Franco Petracchi playing Bottesini’s Tarantella:

This guy’s playing is so relaxed and effortless and cool. He’s like the James Bond of the bass. Sei bravissimo, maestro Petracchi!