Lead Sheet Challenge - Bradley Sowash (PDF)

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Lead Sheet Challenge - Bradley Sowash (PDF)

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Leveled lead sheets and ready-made festival rolled into one!

Students to learn and demonstrate practical skills used by professional gigging pianists. Select from two sets of 10 levels of lead sheets (20 total!), each with sample stock accompaniment styles, improvisation tips, and fully-notated teacher sheets. Then, test their skills by playing both "Prepared" and "At-Sight" lead sheets in a friendly competition.

Download includes a studio license authorizing you to copy or print up to 10 copies of the whole Lead Sheet Challenge bundle. For larger studios or festivals with more than 10 participants, please purchase additional copies on the honor system.

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How to use Lead Sheet Challenge

  1. Guide your students through learning stock piano styles used by gigging musicians such as boogie, simple stride, walking bass etc. to apply to level-appropriate lead sheets from beginning to late intermediate with sample accompaniments and improvisation tips. Compare their interpretations with secret teacher lead sheet realizations that match student lead sheets but with the addition of fully-notated accompaniments.

  2. Then, invite them to accept the "Lead Sheet Challenge," a friendly event where students play both “Prepared" and "At-Sight" lead sheets before a sympathetic judge in a culminating studio event, extra special recital, music camp, festival, or competition.

60 pages includes:

Students:
- 10 leveled student "Prepared" lead sheets w/sample accompaniment styles and improvisation challenges.
- 10 leveled student "At Sight" lead sheets w/sample accompaniment styles and improvisation challenges.
Teachers:
- 20 "Prepared" lead sheet realizations
- 20 "At Sight" lead sheet realizations
- Directions
- Chord glossary
- Judge’s rubric
- Evaluation sheet