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Jazz composition and arranging in the digital age

Author: Richard Sussman; Mike Abene
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2012]
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This is a comprehensive instructional text and reference guidebook on the art and craft of jazz composition and arranging for small and large ensembles. It is written from the perspective of doing  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sussman; Mike Abene
ISBN: 9780195380996 0195380991 9780195381009 0195381009
OCLC Number: 694509775
Description: xxvi, 505 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments / by Richard Sussman --
Preface / by Michael Abene --
Music examples - recording credits --
Companion website audio examples : track list --
How to use this book and the companion website --
Section 1: Overview and basic information. Introduction : Philosophical and aesthetic considerations ; Music in the digital age : a brief overview of MIDI and music software ; Basic information on instrument ranges and transpositions ; Fundamental musical considerations ; Introduction to music notation software --
Section 2: Arranging for small ensemble (3-6 horns + rhythm section). Overview of small ensemble writing : rhythm and rhythmic notation/preparing the score ; Melody and motivic development (3-4 horns) ; Basic harmonic concepts (3-4 horns) ; Reharmonization of approach tones (3-4 horns) ; Melodic reharmonization and counterpoint (3-4 horns) ; Form and planning the arrangement/instrumentation ; Dynamic and articulation/brass mutes ; The rhythm section ; Completing the 3- to 4-horn arrangement ; Notation software : generating parts, page layout, and printing ; Arranging for 5-6 horns : harmony and choral voicings ; Form and planning the arrangement (5-6 horns) ; The soli and the shout chorus ; Completing the 6-horn arrangement --
Section 3: Arranging for large jazz ensemble (8 brass, 5 reeds, and rhythm). Overview of large ensemble writing ; Unison and octave writing/monophonic texture ; Concerted writing for brass ; Concerted writing for saxes/combining brass and saxes ; Big band instrumental subdivisions ; Form and planning the arrangement ; Modern harmonic concepts and voicing techniques ; More on modern harmony and melodic reharmonization ; Woodwind and brass doubles and mutes ; Line writing and polyphony ; The soli section (big band) ; The shout chorus (big band) ; Arranging for vocalists and instrumental soloists ; Completing the big band arrangement ; Summary of music notation software techniques --
Appendices (on the companion website).
Responsibility: Richard Sussman and Michael Abene.
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