The Sneaky Cat is a medium swing tune that starts with a “sneaky” bass line in minor. Like other tunes in Collection 2 it utilizes triplet notation and detailed articulations for young players to achieve correct style, all addressed in the Preparatory Exercises.
The Improvisation Sheet utilizes Dorian 3 & 4 note patterns in D and G, sample solo and “write your own” exercise. Audio accompaniment files are included.
The package includes Scores & Parts (in PDF format) and performance, accompaniment & practice audio files.
The Sneaky Cat is the third tune in Collection Two of the Jazz Vision Series and the third tune in the Bill Burns cat menagerie. The series is based on research on Multiple Learning Styles realizing that the majority of learners are visual dominant and will learn jazz best by seeing how it is actually played. Go to Jazz Band – view charts in shadowlakemusic.com and click on “Jazz Vision Series Description” for complete information.
Standard small big band instrumentation (A T B, 2 Trpts., 2 Trbs. & Rhythm Section) with added parts to substitute and/or augment including Flute, Clarinet, F Horn, TC Baritone, Tuba, Vibes, Alto 2 (substitute for Tenor) and Tenor 2 (substitute for Bari)