Friday 20 December 2013

My Christmas Present to YOU!

I give to you  - INCREDIBOX.

This has to be one of my favourite mixing/beats programs out there.

When you get bored over the break bust out some jams... there are literally 1000's of combinations.

I gave you version 3.0, but there is also Version 1 and Version 2 that are also amazing!

Have a restful and relaxing holiday.... see you next year.

Mr. E.

Thursday 19 December 2013

Sr. Jazz

New mp3's have been posted on the listening site.

Mid-Terms and Re-Tests


I understand that many of you in 1011 Concert are going to be way today for broom ball and will, consequently, miss your midterm.  Remember that this is your mark, and I am here to help.  I am strongly recommending that you come see me if you miss class today and get your playing test done before the break.


A few people have been asking me about getting a retest done.

Remember, your time is valuable and, so is mine.  There are loads of people who want a piece of my time to do a re-test.  I am wanting to meet your needs, but, alas, there is only one of me.  So, with that in mind, let's think about these two things before booking a re-test with me.

1)  Don't waste our time.  If you are coming to see me and the end result is that your mark will change by 1 or 2.... don't bother.  Come in an "nail" it.  If you are not able to do 50/50, then let's do a lesson instead.

2)  You can go in groups.  Similar instruments are preferred, but not required.

Any other questions, see me and we will meet and work it out.

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Only 'cause I care

Best of luck on your playing test.

Just because I care here are the test sections.

9  Concert:


Clarinets ½ and Alto: 7 - 16,
Trombone ½: 55-56,
Upper Winds (fl, ob, Bsn, cl 1/2/3,, alto ½, ten and bari): 60 – 63,
Brass Saxes and Bcl.:  98-99,
Flute/ oboe:  104-105,
Winds: 133-144. 

Percussion:  23 – 65 and 88-125

1011 Concert:

Childhood Remembered:  Winds:  beginning – 51

Pandemonium:  Percussion:  46 - end


Siorai September:  all parts beginning to end

Jr. Jazz:

Elvin and the Hip Monks:     Horns – 56-72 
                                              Melody:  8-40 (Jack, Jamie, Taylor, Brooke)
                                              Rhythm Section:  Beginning to 55

Swing State:                          Whole Band: Beginning to 56

Inter Jazz:

Whisper Not:             Saxes:  7/8, 15/16, 25-41
                                  Bones:  33-40, 49-56
                                  Trumpets/ Tbones and Piano:  65-72
                                  Rhythm:  beg -41

Manhattan:                Trumpets and Bones:  25-26
                                  Winds: 31-43, 64-67
                                  Rhythm Section: beginning – 62

Top Dog:                   Saxes:  69-90

Sr. Jazz

Bleep Blop      Horns:   – 67-93
                        Rhythm:  Beginning -70

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