Arranging for Large Jazz Ensemble with CD / Edition 1by Ken Pullig, Dick Lowell
Pub. Date: 02/28/2003
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Berklee Methods). Create arrangements with texture and style with this complete guide to arranging for large horn sections! Now, for the first time, learn the same jazz ensemble arranging techniques taught by renowned Berklee College of Music faculty, and studied by the best and brightest arrangers working today. While the book focuses on classic big band and jazz styles, the core information about horn harmony and arranging can be used for any style, from hip-hop to ska. Arranging for Large Jazz Ensemble includes all the information you need when creating horn charts, fueling and inspiring you with the charts of esteemed Berklee professors Jeff Friedman, Ted Pease, Scott Free, Greg Hopkins and Bill Scism. The play-along CD includes more than 60 demo tracks and arrangements written in the style of masters such as Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Gil Evans, and performed by Berklee faculty. Covers: writing and voicing techniques; soli, background and shout choruses; special effects; creating your own style; and more.
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Arranging Jazz for Large Ensemble gives the readers the necessary skills to write for big bands. Although it is an advance subject in the Arranging area, the book starts with writing for unison and octaves. There are also great chapters about background writing with riff and guide tone lines. The Shout Chorus chapter provides beginners writers to fully understand the arrangement ¿big picture¿. All levels of arrangers can benefit from these chapters and their musical examples. They will help you memorize sound texture and effects as well as the writing techniques. As you go over the other chapters, you can easily assimilate their content and apply them successfully. It¿s unique and well written book, one of the best of its kind.
WOW! I WOULD KILL FOR THIS TEXTBOOK! A FRIEND OF MINE STUDIED AT BERKLEE COLLEGE AND OWNED A COPY OF THIS BOOK (THE OLDER FORMAT WITHOUT CD) WHEN I SAW ITS CONTENT AND ANALIZED SOME OF ITS EXAMPLES, I REALIZED IT WAS 'THE HAT OF THE WIZARD' EVERYTHING HAD A SENSE. THOSE STRUCTURES I HEARD ON BIG BANDS BECAME CLEAR. BUY THIS WONDERFUL TEXT!