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1) PICK ONE SONG of either “Billie’s Bounce” or “Bag’s Groove”

Billie’s Bounce (+/-mm = 164) (5 choruses)

  • Swing (accompany melody) for two choruses
  • Solo for two choruses
  • Swing (accompany melody) for one chorus

or Bag’s Groove (+/-mm = 120) (5 choruses)

  • Swing (accompany melody) for two choruses
  • Solo for two choruses
  • Swing (accompany melody) for one chorus

2) PICK ONE SONG of either “Blue Bossa” or “Triste”

Blue Bossa (+/- mm = 130) (4 choruses)

  • Bossa (accompany melody) for two choruses
  • Solo for one chorus
  • Bossa (accompany melody) for one chorus

or Triste (+/- mm = 125) (2 choruses)

  • Bossa (accompany melody) for one chorus
  • Solo for 16 measures (1/2 a chorus)
  • Bossa (accompany melody) for 1/2 chorus

HOW TO RECORD YOUR AUDIO FOR US

  • The Music
    • It doesn’t matter which two songs you pick. It won’t affect your Practice Plan or Playing Evaluation.
    • Don’t stress too much! This is just a snapshot of your playing in one moment in time.
    • Lead sheets and MP4 play-along tracks for the music are available on the website for download, or you can use your own.
    • Tempos are “suggested” but not required.
  • Recording
    • Record and upload your two recordings as two separate files.
    • Make sure the files are no large than 5MB.
      • Need help making your files smaller? We recommend www.mp3smaller.com or www.videosmaller.com (both free and easy to use!).
    • Do a test recording first to see that the volume of the play-along track and the volume of your instrument is a good balance.
    • Don’t worry too much about the quality. Anything recorded on a smart phone or equivalent is good. (Keep it simple!) Whatever app is on there for audio recording will work just fine.
      • If you want to get a bit fancier, there are many fantastic digital audio recorders out there (I have a Zoom H4n). That said, your phone will be just fine!
    • Click here for a helpful video guide from Jeff.
    • Have fun with it, and we’ll all move ahead together from here.

Downloads

Bag’s Groove