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UJAM Summer Jazz Workshop

Placement Assessment

The UJAM Summer Jazz Workshop Placement Assessment is intended to help the faculty form ensembles ahead of the camp week so that the first few days can be as smooth as jazz.

Taking the assessment is optional, but please take it if you want to be matched with an advanced level group. Those who do not take the assessment will be entered into an appropriate ensemble.

  • Submit by August 4th.

  • Register for camp before submitting.

  • Make sure that your instrument can be heard clearly.

Recording Portion

Vocalists

Play the twelve bar blues "Centerpiece".

  • Sing the melody for two choruses with one of the backing tracks provided.

 If you are new to improvising we encourage you to use the tonic key blues scale, and/or the Kansas city blues scale.

00:00 / 00:53

Vocalist Eb Backing Track:

Vocalist Ab Backing Track:

00:00 / 00:53
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Drummers

Play the twelve bar blues "Centerpiece".

  • Play time for two choruses, followed by one chorus soloing over the form with the backing track provided.

 If you are new to improvising we encourage you to use the tonic key blues scale, and/or the Kansas city blues scale.

00:00 / 01:17

Drummers Backing Track:

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Bassists

Play the twelve bar blues "Centerpiece".

  • First chorus play the melody, followed by two choruses of walking bass line over the form with the backing track provided.

 If you are new to improvising we encourage you to use the tonic key blues scale, and/or the Kansas city blues scale.

00:00 / 01:17

Bassists Backing Track:

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Horns Players

Play the twelve bar blues "Centerpiece".

  • First chorus play the melody, followed by two choruses of soloing over the form with the backing track provided.

 If you are new to improvising we encourage you to use the tonic key blues scale, and/or the Kansas city blues scale.

00:00 / 01:17

Horns Backing Track:

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 Guitar and Piano Players

Play the twelve bar blues "Centerpiece".

  • First chorus play the melody, followed by one chorus comping, and one chorus soloing over the form with the backing tracking provided

 If you are new to improvising we encourage you to use the tonic key blues scale, and/or the Kansas city blues scale.

Piano/Guitar Backing Track:

00:00 / 01:17
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Theory Portion

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