Jazz Arranging / Edition 1

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This book examines arranging methods and their applications. It is designed to be used in a jazz studies program and as a professional reference manual for musicians. The text begins with a historical overview of jazz band instruments and a study of their characteristics. The body of the text includes an examination of relevant terminology, notational devices, principles of theory, and arranging techniques.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880157602
  • Publisher: Ardsley House
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman David is Assistant Professor of Music at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music at Franklin & Marshall College.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1. Jazz-Band Instrumentation Part 4 Historical Overview Part 5 Transposition Part 6 Instrument Properties and Ranges Part 7 Brass Muting Part 8 Exercises Chapter 9 2. Prepatory Information Part 10 Terminology Part 11 Notational Procedure Part 12 Principles of Theory Part 13 Exercises Chapter 14 3. Form and Design Part 15 General Information Part 16 Common 32 Measure Forms Part 17 Optional Forms Part 18 Repeats and Endings Part 19 Added Components Part 20 Exercises Chapter 21 4. Melody Part 22 Melody/Lead Line Part 23 Melodic Analysis Part 24 Melody: Ranges and Instrumentation Part 25 Exercises Chapter 26 5. The Rhythm Section Part 27 General Notational Practice Part 28 Drums Part 29 Bass Part 30 Piano Part 31 The Electric Guitar Part 32 The Vibraphone Part 33 Musical Devices Part 34 Score Practice Part 35 Exercises Chapter 36 6. Two Parts Part 37 Two-part Soli Part 38 Approach-note Harmonization Part 39 Guide-tone Lines Part 40 Unisons Part 41 Additional Voicing Procedures Part 42 Backgrounds Part 43 Score Practice Part 44 Exercises Chapter 45 7. Three, Four, and Five Parts Part 46 Fundamental Methods Part 47 Extensions Part 48 Independent Lead Part 49 Approach-note Harmonization Part 50 Unisons Part 51 Voicing Considerations Part 52 Score Practice Part 53 Exercises Chapter 54 8. Special Voicings Part 55 Voicings in Fourths Part 56 Spreads Part 57 Clusters Part 58 Upper Structures Part 59 Six Parts Part 60 Exercises Chapter 61 9. Expanded Methods Part 62 Arbitrary Voicings Part 63 Linerar Arranging Chapter 64 10. Large Ensembles Part 65 Ensemble Writing Part 66 Combinations Part 67 Doubling Part 68 Exercises Chapter 69 11. Big Band Part 70 Instrumentation Part 71 Section Writing Part 72 Section against section Part 73 Ensemble Writing Part 74 Unisons Part 75 Chords Part 76 Doubling in Big Band Part 77 Horn and Tuba Part 78 Exercises Part 79 Appendix 1: Score and Parts Part 80 Score Part 81 Parts Part 82 Appendix 2: The Arranger's Tools Part 83 Music Pens, Pencils, Papers Part 84 Computers: Hardware and Music Software Part 85 Bibliography Part 86 Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2002

    a good text in the basics of arranging

    this book deals with the 'true' stuff on arranging.The author is an accomplished arranger who shares his experience with the reader. the text is well organized and easy-to-use manual.

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