Arranging for the Small Jazz Ensemble: A Step-By-Step Guide with Practical Exercises and Recorded Examples

Arranging for the Small Jazz Ensemble: A Step-By-Step Guide with Practical Exercises and Recorded Examples

by Robert Larson
     
 

Arranging for the Small Jazz Ensemble presents an innovative approach to the challenging subject of jazz arranging. The author, Robert Larson, has narrowed down the choices of instrumentation and texture in such a way that anyone from a novice jazz enthusiast to a seasoned professional can learn how to arrange jazz standards and originals in a relatively short period…  See more details below

Overview

Arranging for the Small Jazz Ensemble presents an innovative approach to the challenging subject of jazz arranging. The author, Robert Larson, has narrowed down the choices of instrumentation and texture in such a way that anyone from a novice jazz enthusiast to a seasoned professional can learn how to arrange jazz standards and originals in a relatively short period of time. Four original jazz tunes are used throughout the book to demonstrate texture, instrumentation, introductions, endings, interludes, solo backgrounds, solis, and shout choruses. Each chapter contains exercises that give the reader a chance to practice the techniques learned in that chapter. By the end of the study, the reader will be equipped to create a complete jazz arrangement. With everything you need here in one book, why aren't you Arranging for the Small Jazz Ensemble?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148791744
Publisher:
Armfield Academic Press
Publication date:
10/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
452
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Robert Larson is the director of Jazz Studies at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia where he has taught jazz arranging for over twenty years. He has conducted extensive research into jazz style, and has published articles on teaching improvisation and on the early piano style of Bill Evans.

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