Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice [NOOK Book]

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(Berklee Press). When you think of jazz composers, who comes to mind? Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bob Brookmeyer. This book is about what they (and many others) do. Jazz composition has evolved into a disciplined art that often evidences great emotional depth and breadth of sophistication. Berklee College of Music legend Ted Pease demystifies the processes involved in writing jazz tunes and in composing episodic and extended jazz works. Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice is a by-product
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Overview

(Berklee Press). When you think of jazz composers, who comes to mind? Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bob Brookmeyer. This book is about what they (and many others) do. Jazz composition has evolved into a disciplined art that often evidences great emotional depth and breadth of sophistication. Berklee College of Music legend Ted Pease demystifies the processes involved in writing jazz tunes and in composing episodic and extended jazz works. Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice is a by-product of Pease's 25 years of teaching jazz composition. The accompanying audio helps demonstrate melody, harmony and rhythmic elements of jazz. Also included are a variety of music-writing exercises focused on learning these same elements to help you begin producing your own effective jazz compositions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476866857
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 896,243
  • File size: 67 MB
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2005

    Write like Dizzy Gillespie!

    Ted Pease's, 'Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice' will have you writing like Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus in no time. Drawing from over 25 years of teaching experience, Pease reveals the preocesses needed to compose episodic jazz works. Students will come away with the ability to compose and write sophisticated jazz tunes with emotional depth. The accompnaying CD includes a number of music-writing exercises to futher students' progress. John La Barbera, an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville discribes this book as a 'monumental work...[that] should be in every theory classroom and not just jazz'. This is a must-have for any musician seeking to develop and improve their skills.

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