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Arranging for Large Jazz Ensemble

Arranging for Large Jazz Ensemble for Jazz Ensemble. Berklee Methods. Softcover with CD. 208 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449528).

ISBN 0634036564. 9x12 inches.

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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  • 5

    Location:
    St. Paul MN
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • July 19, 2007 review

    excellent book if you're serious about arranging. recommend it anyone that's dedicated. bob

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  • 5

    Location:
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  • May 12, 2005 Great book for arrangers

    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.

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  • 5

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  • April 19, 2005 Something New on Every Page

    This book provides a wealth of priceless knowledge. The techniques revealed by the Berklee faculty will greatly improve your abilities as an arranger. Although the focus is on jazz, many of the techniques can be used when arranging in other musical genres. The accompanying CD provides demos of a number...

    of famous arrangers and composers. You will find yourself referring back to the book time and time again and finding new techniques to use each time.

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