Blues Down Under by Barrie Gott. For concert band. Standard of Excellence in Concert. Grade 1. Score and set of parts. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.WB337).
Blues Down Under, written by Australian composer Barrie Gott, is a Blues/Rock composition which offers students the option of playing a written-out "ad lib" solo or creating their own improvised solo using the notes of the concert F blues scale. The transposed blues scale is provided at the end of each student part. A guaranteed successful first experience with improvisation! Try it -- your students will love it!
About Standard of Excellence in Concert
The Standard of Excellence In Concert series presents exceptional arrangements, transcriptions, and original concert and festival pieces for beginning and intermediate band. Each selection is correlated to a specific page in the Standard of Excellence Band Method, reinforcing and expanding skills and concepts introduced in the method up to that point. Exciting parts with extensive cross-cueing are presented for every player. Accessible ranges, appropriate rhythmic challenges, and creative percussion section writing enhance the pedagogical value of the series.
Sold individually, each In Concert selection includes a full Conductor Score and enough student parts for large symphonic bands. Each student part also includes correlated Warm-Up Studies. The Conductor Score comes complete with rehearsal suggestions, a composer biography, program notes, a rehearsal piano part, several ready-to-duplicate worksheets and a duplicable written quiz.