Modern Jazz Voicings
Arranging for Small and Medium Ensembles. Berklee Guide. Softcover Audio Online. 144 pages. Published by Berklee Press (HL.50449485).
Item Number: HL.50449485
ISBN 0634014439. 9x12 inches.
The definitive text used for the time-honored Chord Scales course at Berklee College of Music, this book concentrates on scoring for every possible ensemble combination and teaches performers and arrangers how to add color, character and sophistication to chord voicings. Topics covered include: selecting appropriate harmonic tensions, understanding jazz harmony, overcoming harmonic ambiguity, experimenting with unusual combinations and non-traditional alignments, and many more. The accompanying online audio includes performance examples of several different arranging techniques. The audio tracks feature PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
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