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Mr. O'Donnell RSS
Welcome to Mr. O'Donnell's East Orange Campus Homepage.
I teach Instrumental music and Direct the Campus Jazz Ensemble.
Please see me in room C-253 if you are interested in playing a musical instrument or joining one of our ensembles including Jazz Ensemble and Marching Band (Directed by Mr. Sneed).
Current students use the links below to work on the music that we are playing for the Spring Concert! (See announcements and links on how to contact me below)
Musically Yours,

Mr. O'Donnell
Instrumental Music
Jazz Ensemble Director
East Orange Campus High School
Room C 253






Here is a study link to Sidewinder, Speedball and Our Man Higgins all selections by Trumpeter Lee Morgan! Check these out-Learn your Whole tone scale to play Our Man Higgins (dedicated to NY drummer Billy Higgins)
Here is Sidewinder featuring Freddie Waits on drums (I studied drums with Freddie when I was in H.S.!) Check out Billie Harper and Lee on this classic funky blues! Notice how the rhythm section cooks with the soloist and then turns back a touch in between each.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPyHpDjPa-g

Here is "the" classic version-clean!-recorded at the famous Van Gelder Studios in Teaneck NJ for the Blue Note Label!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBnpH6sU0IU

Here is "Speedball"- If we can learn these Lee Morgan Tunes it will be great fun! If you can swing like these guys you will be happy!
Features the perfect pairing of Lee Morgan with Wayne Shorter on tenor sax...Billy Higgins drums, Bob Cranshaw bass, Harold Maybern piano...at Van Gelder Studios!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyoRLXBYi00

Learn your whole tone scale...all whole steps...
There are only 2...you can do this...here they are starting in C and Db

C,D,E,F#,G#,A#,C..........and Db,Eb,F,G,A,B,Db
(If you can play these 2 scales see me for a whole tone-PRIZE!)

We have to learn this one!!!! Drum solo!
Play along with this track and you will have done something!
Notice how the soloists use only the 2 scales above! Play along with your own rhythm!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9oNYcq5iuQ

Here is a study link to Moanin' (Jazz Ensemble)

http://www.halleonard.com/viewaudio.do?itemId=7470645&fileName=http://s3.amazonaws.com/halleonard-audio/07470645.mp3

Mr. O'Donnell's Instrumental Music for combined Instrumental Music 1 and 2
Take your instrument and folder home. Play the following selections for your friends and family!
Please "own" your part. We can do this!

Here is a study link to Happy by Pharrell Williams

http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=10460829

Here is a study link to LYRIC PRELUDE
http://www.jwpepper.com/sheet-music/media-player.jsp?&type=audio&productID=2481539
Here is a study link to Walkin' Cool
http://www.alfred-music.com/player/ConcertBandMusic03-041/20706/player.html

CAMPUS JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Spring Concert is Thursday  May 18, 2017 at 6:00pm in the School Auditorium.
Students are required to wear all black. (pants, collared shirt, shoes)
Please arrive by 5:30 with your music and instrument in hand!
 
JAZZ ENSEMBLE NEWS
The East Orange Campus High School Jazz Ensemble meets every Wednesday(unless noted)
in room C-253.
The group is directed by Mr. O'Donnell.
All music students are invited to audit rehearsals and perform our core selections:





 

    


Mr. O'Donnell's classes meet in room C-253
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