Jazz Arranging & ComposingA Linear ApproachMany different possibilities for harmonizing the same melody are illustrated and analysed, using techniques by such influential arrangers and composers as Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Oliver Nelson, Gil Evans and Clare Fischer.Techniques of melody harmonisation, linear writing and counterpoint for 2, 3, 4 and 5 horns. A chapter on writing for the rhythm section clearly illustrates the techniques commonly used by jazz arrangers and composers.Six complete scores in concert key are ideal for analysis, for playing the horn parts on the piano or for following the performances on the CD.An extensive chapter on form and development deals with extended compositional forms and the use of compositional techniques in writing for the small jazz ensembleA useful discography is included at the end of each chapter.Preface - About the Chord Symbols Used in this Book - 1 Melody Harmonization: The Basic Technics and the Linear Approach - 2 Writing for Two Horns - 3 Writing for the Rhythm Section - 4 Writing for Three Horns - 5 Writing for Four Horns - 6 Writing for Five Horns - 7 Form and Development - Minor D - Blues for Barry - Beautiful Dreamer - Suite for Swee´ Pea´ - Appendix: I. Ranges and Transpositions of the Instruments Used in this Book - II. Articulations and Jazz Inflections Used in this Book - III. Basic Procedures for Score Layout - Bill Dobbins DiscographyNombre de pages :184
Changes Over Time: The Evolution Of Jazz Arranging
Revised edition (english / deutsch)Alle Instrumente186 SeitenComparable to a course, the reader will be guided step by step from the grassroots to more advanced and complex ways of writing. Here, it is not intended to simply float some apodictic rules that lack proper explanation. On the contrary, the explanations given will cover the questions time and again asked by students as well as the issues arising when working in an artistic situation. Through refined verbalization and a vast number of musical examples this book should contribute to a clear understanding of these guidelines, and foster the student’s ability to realize the issues when arranging.Text: english / deutsch
This book evolved from 40 years of teaching jazz composition and arranging plus 50 years of personal writing experience in the professional field. It is, therefore, a comprehensive study, covering preparatory activities, philosophical perspectives, listening lists, choice tune lists, all elements of composing melodies and chord progressions, arranging for small and large ensembles, enhanced use of rhythm sections, a sensitive approach to instrumental ranges, textural options, form, and more. Though a self-contained study, the book has the unique feature of leading the reader to other excellent books on the subject.
A practical comprehensive guide to rock, jazz and pop arranged by one of Britain´s most gifted and versatile musicians. Written in lively, accessible and entertaining style, this book contains everything the professional arranger or aspiring amateur needs to know, from setting out a lead sheet to scoring a full arrangement. The problems and pitfalls of writing for every group of instrument are discussed, from keyboards, drums and bass to brass strings, woodwind, percussion, guitar and a ´cappella´ vocal writing. Packed with vital tips and hints, and presented in easy-to-use reference format, Rock, Jazz and Pop Arranging also includes two valuable appendices - on time saving shortcuts and chord symbols - and indispensable glossary.
DescriptionCreate arrangements with texture and style with this complete guide to arranging for large horn sections. They play-along CD is a powerful tool for learning. Inside, you´ll learn: Writing techniques Voicing techniques Soli, background, and shout choruses Special effects Style Analysis of a complete arrangement
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
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
This professional manual lets you share the secrets of David Baker´s success. Baker explains his practical working techniques for piano trio, jazz quartet, 4 and 5 part writing, chord substitutions, voicings, bass patterns and much more.