Ear Training and Jazz, Exercises With A Friend

For the younger player, or for the beginning jazz player of any age, here are a number of exercises and activities that you or your students can do with friends. They will all help in ear training, jazz improvisation and general musicianship.

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For the younger player, or for the beginning jazz player of any age, here are a number of exercises and activities that you or your students can do alone. They will all help in ear training, jazz improvisation and general musicianship.

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Here’s a re-posting of something I put out this summer and had a few requests to reissue. This is free, use it as you wish, give me credit if possible. Skip it if you have no interest.

“How should a teacher (college, trombone) approach the student whose primary interest is jazz?”

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Here’s a re-posting (to the trombone-list) of something from last year, for students preparing auditions for college. Or scholarships. Or transfers, or even Grad school. It’s a bit long, sorry if it clutters your mail, but it is seasonal. Download it, copy it, share it as you wish. Tom Ervin, University of Arizona.

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Let us discuss the benefits that come from focused practice, and the need for such practice by any trombonist who is ambitious, or is considering a musical career. This article was originally submitted to the trombone list in September 1996. The list also holds many fine posts on structuring and optimizing practice time.

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