Arranging for the Small Jazz Ensemble:A Step-by-Step Guide with Practical Exercises and Recorded Examples Robert Larson
DescriptionArranging Jazz: Modern Jazz Voicings Add colour, character and sophistication to your chord voicings. SonglistBasic VoicingsChord ScalesFundamental Tools And TechniquesInstrumental InformationVoicing With Upper Structure TriadsVoicings In FourthsVoicings In SecondsWriting For Six Parts
One of America´s top jazz guitar educators and authors, and a respected jazz chord-melody performer, Jody Fisher clarifies and simplifies the art of creating an arrangement and improvising as a solo guitarist. In his easy-to-understand and enjoyable style, this master of solo guitar teaches all of theory, technique, and arranging skills you need to start a lifelong journey as a solo guitarist. As the author says, ´´Becoming a solo guitarist is an ongoing learning experience that will reward you with a highly personal form of expression. As a solo guitarist, you will be completely self-reliant; your skills will free you from dependency on anyone else, Also, these skills will transfer directly to group playing, so you can´t really lose.´´ Jody Fisher´s Jazz Guitar Chord/Melody Course is a must-have for any serious jazz guitarist.
The Chord Scale Theory & Jazz HarmonyJazz harmony, as taught at the Berklee College of Music is based on the so called Chord Scale Theory. This method - further developed - is now available as a comprehensive textbook for the first time. Emerged from practice and designed for practical use, it provides theoretical knowledge necessary for improvisation, composing, and arranging.Nombre de pages :184
Noted jazz pianist, composer, recording artist and educator Andy LaVerne has drawn from his decades of experience playing with master musicians from Getz to Lovano to create this comprehensive compendium of contemporary moving voicings. Quartal, quintal, drop 2, dominant 7b9/diminished, triadic, whole tone and chromatic performance proven voicings pioneered by McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and Andy himself are presented and fleshed out in all twelve keys. This book picks up where others leave off, enabling you to replace static chords with voicings that move melodically, dramatically, and gracefully over the entire range of the keyboard. Firmly rooted in contemporary jazz theory, the emphasis is on practical performance applications. Andy ties it all together with illustrations of comping choruses for five standard jazz tunes. Chords in Motion satisfies a long awaited need in actual comping situations, and shows you how to move chords through varying harmonic rhythms. FINALLY – a book that gives you moving voicings, and sets them in motion in all twelve keys. Chords in Motion is a valuable resource for all keyboardists, arrangers, and instrumentalists. Activate, animate, and energize your comping with this encyclopedic volume. 156 pages, spiral bound for easy opening.Andy carries the flame of jazz piano tradition and just great music. He always inspires me.Chick CoreaThis is a great book! I am going to sit down and play through this!! I am always telling my non-piano playing students how important it is to work with (and internalize) the sounds that we live with all our lives as Jazz musicians. Coltrane spent years sitting at the piano and so should all of us!!!John PatitucciBerklee College of MusicOne thing about Andy…he is complete as can be and has been consistently so for years in both his teaching materials and playing. He is completely knowledgeable in such a way that when I play with him, I know he KNOWS!! Plus he is one of the smoothest and polished of players around. Great book…encyclopedic in content.Dave LiebmanFounder, Artistic Director, International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ)I´ve played and recorded with Andy LaVerne many times over the years and in many different settings and he´s always come up with the hippest, most interesting chords in the most musical way! His way of playing and looking at chords inspires me as a drummer and his rhythm section partner to play things that are in turn inspiring to the rest of the band. This book, helps musicians, understand, in a clear thoughtful presentation, how to go about getting this together.Billy DrummondJazz Drummer, Educator, Juilliard, NYUChords in Motion is an outstanding and comprehensive guide by Andy LaVerne, whose encyclopedic knowledge, decades of experience and brilliance as a performer and educator make this an invaluable handbook of modern jazz piano harmony. Its user-friendly, intelligent design enables musicians to expand their harmonic palette and potentially transform their playing, writing and arranging. Chords in Motion is an invaluable contribution to jazz musicians!Lynne ArrialeJazz Pianist, Composer, Educator, Associate Professor of Jazz Piano, Director of Small Ensembles, University of North FloridaChords in Motion is exactly the book I´d expect from Andy LaVerne. It´s clear, openhearted and inspiring, as has been every conversation I´ve had with Andy over the years. Long a fan of his playing, I have enjoyed this look behind the curtain at how Andy LaVerne formulated his signature style. One other thing -- any pianist, no matter his/her approach, will gain insight into what will surely be new and exciting musical directions.Pete MalinverniJazz Pianist, Educator, Director of Jazz Studies, SUNY Purchase College Conservatory of MusicWhat a great resource for expanding the harmonic palette! Chords in Motion is a must have for the aspiring young jazz pianist as well as the seasoned veteran. Another winner from Andy!Paul SchmelingJazz Pianist, Educator, Chair Emeritus, Piano Department, Berklee College of MusicIn Chords in Motion, I recognize chords and sounds that have inspired me to compose and play: harmony from the music of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner. This book is well organized, and from the beginning gets you playing. Each chord structure is explained and developed. There is plenty to practice. I especially like the exercises using contrary motion, arpeggiation & pivot, and the application...
This is definitely not a harmonic system for those who are looking for rules by which to write music. Rather this is an approach to unlocking the limitless harmonic possibilities which are unique to the piano. This approach can be developed in a personal manner through a lifetime without ever exhausting the creative possibilities. Of course, it is also applicable to jazz composing and arranging. The book includes hundreds of musical examples and five compositions by Bill Dobbins.
Jazz harmony, as taught at the Berklee College of Music is based on the so called Chord Scale Theory. This method-further developed-is now available as a comprehensive textbook. Emerged from practice and designed for practical use, it provides theoretical knowledge necessary for improvisation, composing, and arranging.
DescriptionBased upon the Berklee Jazz Composition and Arranging Curriculum, this fully comprehensive guide covers all aspects of writing effective and inventive Jazz compositions. Features include:A full range of styles from the Blues to Fusion and beyond.Melodies created using intervallic patterns, guide tone lines, compound lines, antecedent/consequent phrasing and melodic tension.All aspects of tonal and modal harmony including inversions, pedal points and reharmonisation.Elements of form including intros, endings, interludes and backgrounds.Apply knowledge to any kind of soloist or ensemble, from Sax to Big Band.All elements of the book are complemented by the accompanying CD, including a listening tour of an entire extended Jazz work. A highly substantial and important volume.
A Creative Approach to Jazz Piano HarmonyThis is definitely not a harmonic system for those who are looking for rules by which to write music. Rather this is an approach to unlocking the limitless harmonic possibilities which are unique to the piano. This approach can be developed in a personal manner through a lifetime without ever exhausting the creative possibilities. Of course, it is also applicable to jazz composing and arranging. The book includes hundreds of musical examples and five compositions by Bill Dobbins.Nombre de pages :144