All City Auditions...

All City Auditions...

    
All City Auditions...    21:20 on Monday, January 22, 2007          

i_luv_my_trombon
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any tips?...exspecially on chromatic scale..any ideas on how to make it smoother?


Re: All City Auditions...    00:06 on Tuesday, January 23, 2007          

trumpetgrl23
(47 points)
Posted by trumpetgrl23

As far a the chromatic scale, put a slight emphasis on the beats. In other words, emphasize the first of every four notes. This will help to even out a steady tempo. DA da da da DA da da da DA da da da DA


Re: All State Auditions...    05:36 on Tuesday, January 23, 2007          

i_luv_my_trombon
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ok thanx.
i will deff. try that!


Re: All City Auditions...    05:37 on Tuesday, January 23, 2007          

i_luv_my_trombon
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ooh. and its supposed to ne all-STATE, not all CITY. lol. sry


Re: All City Auditions...    21:06 on Wednesday, January 24, 2007          

i_luv_my_trombon
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come on ppl..these auditions are saturday!!


Re: All City Auditions...    00:56 on Thursday, January 25, 2007          

Erik
(218 points)
Posted by Erik

Ok ok.... A quickie...

Start it SLOW with a tuner. Get each half step in tune before raising the tempo. Then, slowly raise the tempo, paying close attention to intonation and timing. If you have a tuner and a metronome, use both.

Good luck!


Re: All City Auditions...    10:37 on Thursday, January 25, 2007          

Steve
(457 points)
Posted by Steve

yup...
play it in tune, and in time, even if that means you have to do it at a snail's tempo.
I mentioned this in another thread where someone remarked how easy the chromatic scale is. If that's true, then why do so many players play it out of tune? If it were that easy, why would the audition panel want to hear you play it?? Because it's harder than people think it is to do RIGHT.
Another thing..
stay consistent with your articulations. make every note sound like the one before it (same attack, note length, volume). Like Erik said.. SLOW DOWN and do it right.
Good luck.
PS... chromatics are something you should work on regularly, not just for upcoming auditions. Just a thought.


Re: All City Auditions...    16:23 on Friday, January 26, 2007          

trumpetgrl23
(47 points)
Posted by trumpetgrl23

Hey, don't worry about the audition. Someone once said, "If not making it (all state , in your case) is the worst thing that happens to you, you'll have a pretty good life." So RELAX, and good luck!

Let us know how things turn out!


Re: All City Auditions...    17:45 on Friday, January 26, 2007          

i_luv_my_trombon
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Ok..thanx guys! u've been very helpful. Um..wish me luck!...and i guess whatever happens,happens.


Re: All City Auditions...    18:01 on Monday, January 29, 2007          

i_luv_my_trombon
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ok.so. i was good until i got in there. then,..it all hit me at once. I freaked and forgot like 5 of my scales. Then..on top of that my tone was really shakey/unsteady. I did bad..really bad. is it normal to get that nrevous? lol


Re: All City Auditions...    19:15 on Monday, January 29, 2007          

Erik
(218 points)
Posted by Erik

Nervousness is very normal. That's why the first audition is usually the hardest. But now that you have that out of the way, you can work towards the next one. Just take what you learned this time into the next time!


Re: All City Auditions...    19:38 on Monday, January 29, 2007          

Steve
(457 points)
Posted by Steve

Heck yeah, it's normal! On my final audition to graduate from the Armed Forces School of Music, I was so nervous my hands were shaking so bad I just couldn't hold the horn steady against my chops.
It's something I have struggled with for a long time. It seems the larger the audience, the easier time I have. But put just a few people listening, I get really nervous.
Two books you should consider reading.
1. Effortless Mastery by Kenny Werner
http://www.amazon.com/Effortless-Mastery-Liberating-Master-Musician/dp/156224003X/sr=1-1/qid=1170120775/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-0783874-0606044?ie=UTF8&s=books
2. The Inner Game of Tennis (or The Inner Game of Music, either one.) by Tim Gallwey (Inner Game of Music is co-authored by Barry Green)
Both books have helped me quite a bit.
http://www.amazon.com/Inner-Game-Music-Barry-Green/dp/0385231261/sr=8-1/qid=1170120744/ref=pd_bbs_1/105-0783874-0606044?ie=UTF8&s=books
Douglas Yeo has some great articles on the subject on his website..
http://www.yeodoug.com/resources/faq/faq_text/hsaud.html
http://www.yeodoug.com/resources/faq/faq_text/anxiety.html
I hope you find some or all of this useful... good luck and keep practicing!


Re: All City Auditions...    02:20 on Tuesday, January 30, 2007          

Erik
(218 points)
Posted by Erik

I've heard LOTS of great things about The Inner Game of Tennis. I really should pick it up.


Re: All City Auditions...    20:52 on Tuesday, January 30, 2007          

musicman
(206 points)
Posted by musicman

I've read part of the inner game of music, I'm only on page 40 some and now whenever I go into the audition room, Its so much better. That book deffently will help ANYONE, I like it...I'll suggest it to anyone.


   




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