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  • All major/minor scales
  • Symmetrical scales (diminished, augmented, blues)
  • Improvisation - F or Bb 12 bar blues
  • Swing etude from current ASBOA All-State Jazz list

Additional etude of similar merit may substitute upon permission


  • "Now's the Time"/"Billie's Bounce" (any blues in F:  head plus two choruses)
  • Any ballad ("Body and Soul", "My Romance", etc.)
  • Any funk tune ("Footprints", "Red Clay", etc.)  Head plus two choruses

Additional Percussion Information

  • Familiarity with Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian, and world styles

Additional instrument specific information is available upon request. Please feel free to contact Dr. Kenneth Carroll at kdcarroll@astate.edu with any questions.