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Mr. Burnett is a Conn-Selmer Artist and Clinician based out of the Kansas City music scene. He plays and officially endorses Selmer (Paris) Saxophones exclusively.

Technical Skills Building (FREE)

Learn Major Scales Using Tetrachords – This clinic was presented for the Kansas Music Educators Association In-Service Workshop and includes a lesson plan, score, and parts for band. The Clinic Session: Inculcating the Practical Factors of Applied Music Performance was very well received.

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Practicing At Home – This matrix organizes practice time into a system that goes through all major and minor keys in 12 weeks (three months). For 15 minute practice session, designate 5 minutes for each area; for 30 minutes, designate 10 minutes per area; and for 45 minutes, designate 15 minutes per area, etc. Take one day off for private lesson.

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Jazz Studies (FREE)

REHEARSING A HIGH SCHOOL HONORS JAZZ BAND

Kickstart Jazz Improvisation with Scales – This clinic empowers musicians to immediately integrate already acquired knowledge of scales to improvise over matching key centers to improvise coherently. This lesson plan and teaching approach has been consistently very successful.

Three Jazz Blues Structures – Simple Blues, Jazz Blues, and “Bird” Blues are logically compared and analyzed in this lesson that will help musicians produce improvisations beyond simply using the “blues scale.”

The Altered Scale

The Altered Scale X7 (b9, #9, #11, b13) – is a lesson plan resource from my clinic: “Playing Jazz Using Stuff You Already Know.” In this case the primary source knowledge and skill set comes from the ascending form of the melodic minor scale. This download includes a director full score and parts for all of the common instruments used in modern jazz ensembles.

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