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Jazz Flute scales &arpeggios grades1-5

 

Jazz exams are aimed to give students the opportunity to display their knowledge and skill on their chosen instrument and to perform jazz with musical awareness,control and technical fluency.

Candidates need to prepare 3 pieces, to play a quick study at sight or by ear,to play the scales&arpeggios from memory listed for the grade and to complete the aural tests for the grade.

The Grade 1 Jazz Flute CD contains performances of all the pieces for grade 1 with sample improvisations. There is a music minus one track for you to play along with bass and drums too. Also included are examples of scales, practice aural tests and of how the quick study test works in the exam.

Three pieces are to be performed, one from each group namely Blues, Standards and Contemporary Jazz.

Jazz Flute Pieces: Grade 1+CD

All pieces contained in Jazz Flute Pieces: Grade 1

BLUES & ROOTS
1 MINOR SWING Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli, arr. Kate Williams
2 SOMEONE’S KNOCKING AT MY DOOR Trad., arr. Pete Churchill
3 CENTERPIECE Harry ‘Sweets’ Edison & Jon Hendricks, arr. Meredith White
4 ST. JAMES INFIRMARY Joe Primrose, arr. Simon Woolf
5 LAS VEGAS TANGO Gil Evans, arr. Pete Saberton


STANDARDS
1 MOONGLOW Will Hudson, Eddie Delange & Irving Mills, arr. Pete Churchill
2 IDAHO Jesse Stone, arr. Pete Churchill
3 MILESTONES Miles Davis, arr. Gareth Williams
4 BYE BYE BLACKBIRD Ray Henderson & Mort Dixon, arr. Charles Beale
5 BLUE MOON Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart, arr. Nick Tomalin


CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

1 JEAN PIERRE Miles Davis, arr. Charles Beale
2 STEPPIN’ OUT Nikki Iles
3 EVERYTHING THAT LIVES LAMENTS Keith Jarrett, arr. Charles Beale
4 RAN KAN KAN Tito Puente, arr. Charles Beale
5 MO’ BETTER BLUES Bill Lee, arr. Bill Kinghorn

Grade 1 Jazz Flute scales & arpeggios

SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS


From memory, straight-8s tongued, straight-8s slurred, or swing, as directed by the
examiner:
SCALES
Mixolydian on G; G and F majors (one octave)
Dorian on A (to a fifth and down to the dominant)
Minor pentatonic on E (one octave)
ARPEGGIOS
The common chords of G and F majors (one octave)

 
grade 1 QUICK STUDY

Candidates are required to play either at sight or by ear, a two-bar passage (with one
hand only for pianists) and to improvise a two-bar continuation based on the scale
indicated and used for bars 1 and 2. This scale will be any one of those set for this grade.


The first two bars will be fully notated in 4/4 time and written within the range of a 4th.
Chord symbols will also be provided. Candidates choosing either 1 or 2 of the following;:

  1. play the first two bars at sight first being given the pulse followed by a short
    interval of up to half a minute in which to look through and, if they wish, try out
    any part of the test before they are required to perform it for assessment. The examiner will then count in the candidate, who should play bars 1 and 2 exactly as
    written, following on with the improvised two-bar response in strict time without an
    intervening pause. Guideline pitches for the improvised response will be given.

  2. play the first two bars by ear having heard them played three times by the examiner.
    Before the first playing is counted in, the scale used for the passage will be stated, an
    initial chord played and the starting note sounded and named, all as appropriate for
    the candidate’s instrument. There will be a short interval after the second and third
    playing of the passage when candidates may try out what they have heard.
    The examiner will then count in the candidate, who should play bars 1 and 2 exactly
    as heard, following on with the improvised two-bar response in strict time without
    an intervening pause.
AURAL TESTS FOR GRADE 1 JAZZ FLUTE

AURAL TESTS
This section of the exam tests the all-round aural awareness and musicianship skills of the
candidate. Practice tests and guidelines are given in the books of aural tests for each
instrument published by the Board; the CD for each instrument at each grade also
contains exemplars of the tests.
For any test which requires a sung response, pitch rather than vocal quality is the
object, and candidates may hum or whistle, rather than sing, the response.


GRADE 1
A1 To clap the pulse of a passage of music in 3 or 4 time played by the examiner.
The examiner will commence playing the passage, and the candidate will be
expected to join in as soon as possible by clapping the beat.


A2 To clap on the last beat of each bar while the same passage is played again.
The examiner will first state the time and count in the candidate.

A3 To clap the rhythm of a short extract (from the same passage) played twice by the
examiner.


B To sing, as an echo, four two-bar phrases limited to a range of a 3rd in a major or
minor key or mode played by the examiner. The echoes should follow each phrase
in strict time without an intervening pause. The key-chord, or chord on the root, and
the starting note will first be sounded and a two-bar count-in given.


C To sing or play improvised answering phrases to four two-bar phrases limited to a
range of a 4th (though the answers need not be similarly limited) in a major or minor
key or mode played by the examiner. The answers should follow each phrase in strict
time without an intervening pause. The key-chord or chord on the root will first be
named and sounded as appropriate for the candidate’s instrument, and the pulse
given. The examiner will then play four bars introductory groove, before playing the
first phrase to which the candidate should respond; the examiner continues with the
groove throughout the test.

 

Jazz Flute Pieces: Grade 1 + CD

Jazz Flute Aural tests and Quick Studies grades 1-5

Jazz Flute Pieces: Grade 2+CD

 

Jazz Flute aural tests and Quick studies grades 1-5

Jazz Flute Pieces: Grade 2

Jazz Flute grade 2 pieces

BLUES & ROOTS
1 OLD JOE CLARK Trad., arr. Pete Churchill
2 THINGS ARE GETTING BETTER Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley, arr. Meredith White
3 BROWN SKIN GIRL King Radio (Norman Span), arr. Pete Churchill
4 HUG PINE (BAMBELELA) Dudu Pukwana, arr. Chris Batchelor
5 RED PEPPER BLUES Red Garland, arr. Phil Peskett


STANDARDS
1 I’M AN OLD COWHAND Johnny Mercer, arr. Pete Churchill
2 SONG FOR MY FATHER Horace Silver, arr. Isabelle Postill
3 GEORGIA ON MY MIND Hoagy Carmichael & Stuart Gorrell, arr. Janette Mason
4 SOMBRERO SAM Charles Lloyd, arr. Liam Noble & Will Michael
5 A WALKIN’ THING Benny Carter, arr. Malcolm Miles


CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

1 I’LL TAKE LES John Scofield, arr. Iain Dixon
2 ROWING SONG Iain Ballamy
3 OYE COMO VA Tito Puente, arr. Charles Beale
4 SERENADE TO A CUCKOO Rahsaan Roland Kirk, arr. Nikki Iles
5 EVIL WAYS Sonny Henry, arr. Pete Churchill

Jazz Flute Grade 2 scales & arpeggios
From memory, straight-8s tongued, straight-8s slurred, or swing, as directed by the
examiner:
SCALES
Dorian on E; Mixolydian on C (one octave)
F major (to a twelfth)
D major (two octaves)
Major pentatonic on G; Minor pentatonic on A (one octave)
ARPEGGIOS
The common chords of G and F majors (to a twelfth)
and D minor (two octaves)

Jazz Flute Pieces; Grade 3 book, Grade 4, Grade 5

Jazz Flute grade 3 pieces

BLUES & ROOTS
1 AFRO BLUE Mongo Santamaria, arr. Nikki Iles
2 BELLY ROLL Quincy Jones, arr. Tony Coe
3 DON’T STOP THE CARNIVAL Sonny Rollins, arr. Andrea Vicari
4 BLUES IN THE CLOSET Oscar Pettiford, arr. Pete Churchill
5 BIRKS WORKS Dizzy Gillespie, arr. Pete Churchill


STANDARDS
1 MIDNIGHT MOOD Ben Raleigh & Joe Zawinul, arr. Nikki Iles
2 ALFIE’S THEME Sonny Rollins, arr. Bill Kinghorn
3 HONEYSUCKLE ROSE Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller & Andy Razaf, arr. Nick Tomalin
4 SUMMERTIME George Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward & Ira Gershwin,
arr. Nikki Iles
5 MY LITTLE SUEDE SHOES Charlie Parker, arr. Stan Sulzmann


CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
1 THE SAGA OF HARRISON CRABFEATHERS Steve Kuhn, arr. Nikki Iles
2 SARA’S TOUCH Mike Mainieri, arr. Mike Hall
3 MAKE ME A MEMORY Grover Washington Jr., arr. Janette Mason
4 VALSTRUT Stan Sulzmann
5 MOPTI Don Cherry, arr. Huw Warren

Jazz Flute Grade3 scales & arpeggios
SCALES
Bb major (to a twelfth)
Dorian on D; Mixolydian on D; Lydian on G; F major (two octaves)
Major pentatonic on D; Minor pentatonic on E (two octaves)
Blues scale on A (one octave)
Chromatic scale beginning on F (one octave)
ARPEGGIOS
The common chords of A minor (to a twelfth)
and G and D majors, G minor (two octaves)

Jazz Flute Grade 4

Jazz Flute grade 4 pieces

BLUES & ROOTS
1 BASIN STREET BLUES Spencer Williams, arr. Pete Churchill
2 PAPO FURADO Hermeto Pascoal, arr. Charles Beale
3 RED TOP Lionel Hampton & Ben Kynard, arr. Pete Churchill
4 SANDU Clifford Brown, arr. Pete Churchill
5 THE TWITCH Duke Ellington, arr. Liam Noble


STANDARDS

1 BROADWAY Bill Byrd, Teddy McRae & Henri Woode, arr. Phil Peskett
2 FOTOGRAFIA Antonio Carlos Jobim, arr. Simon Woolf
3 IT DON’T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN’T GOT THAT SWING) Duke Ellington & Irving Mills, arr. Brian Priestley
4 JIVE SAMBA Nat Adderley, arr. Phil Peskett
5 MY MAN’S GONE NOW George Gershwin, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward &
Ira Gershwin, arr. Nikki Iles


CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
1 FUNGII MAMA Blue Mitchell, arr. Huw Warren
2 HEAVY PLANT CROSSING Pete Churchill
3 ICARUS Ralph Towner, arr. Stan Sulzmann
4 THE MOUNTAIN Abdullah Ibrahim, arr. Pete Churchill
5 TIME DIS-PLAYED Andreas Panayi

Jazz Flute Grade 4 scales & arpeggios
SCALES
Dorian on B; Mixolydian on B (to a twelfth)
Dorian on C; Mixolydian on E; Lydian on F; A and Eb majors (two octaves)
Major pentatonic on C; Minor pentatonic on G (two octaves)
Blues scale on D (one octave)
Chromatic scale beginning on D (two octaves)
ARPEGGIOS
The common chords of B minor (to a twelfth)
and A, F and Eb majors, A minor (two octaves)
The chords of G▲9 , G9 and Gm9 (to a ninth)

Jazz Flute Grade 5

Jazz Flute grade 5 pieces

BLUES & ROOTS
1 BLUES CONNOTATION Ornette Coleman, arr. Liam Noble
2 KELLY BLUE Wynton Kelly, arr. Pete Churchill
3 THE SIDEWINDER Lee Morgan, arr. Liam Noble
4 STRAIGHT, NO CHASER Thelonious Monk, arr. Steve Hill
5 TIN ROOF BLUES New Orleans Rhythm Kings & Walter Melrose, arr. Pete Churchill


STANDARDS
1 AT A GEORGIA CAMP MEETING Kerry Mills, arr. Liam Noble
2 AT THE MAMBO INN† Mario Bauza, Bobby Woodlen & Grace Sampson, arr. Janette Mason
3 BLUE DANIEL Frank Rosolino, arr. Pete Churchill
4 CHARLESTON James P. Johnson & Cecil Mack, arr. Keith Nichols
5 ROCKIN’ IN RHYTHM Duke Ellington, Irving Mills & Harry Carney, arr. Dave Bitelli


CONTEMPORARY JAZZ
1 GAVIOTA Clare Fischer, arr. Pete Churchill
2 LUCKY RHUMBA Stan Sulzmann
3 SAMBA DE ORFEU†
Luiz Bonfa & Antonio Maria, arr. Andrea Vicari
4 SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE COSMOS Don Pullen & Frank Dean, arr. Liam Noble
5 THE WEDDING Abdullah Ibrahim, arr. Nikki Iles

Jazz Flute Grade 5 scales & arpeggios
SCALES
Dorian on F; Mixolydian on G and C; Lydian on D and Ab; E and Ab majors
(two octaves)
Major pentatonic on A and Eb; Minor pentatonic on F #
(two octaves)
Blues scale on F (one octave)
Chromatic scale beginning on E (two octaves)
ARPEGGIOS
The common chords of C and Ab majors, C and C# minors (two octaves)
The chords of Bb▲9 , Bb9 , Bbm9 , D▲9 , D9 and Dm9 (to a ninth)
Diminished 7th on E (two octaves)

 

 

 

Jazz Flute Pieces Grade 3+CD

 

Jazz Flute pieces Grade 4 CD

Jazz Flute Pieces Grade 5 CD

 

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