Arranging Jazz: Modern Jazz Voicings
Arranging for small and medium ensembles by Ted Pease and Ken Pullig. Add colour, character and sophistication to your chord voicings. Learn to use fourths, clusters, upper-structure triads, and other advanced arranging and performing techniques for three to six parts. A step-by-step process with exercises and recorded examples. A knowledge of basic music theory is necessary to use this book. Experience in arranging music would be beneficial.
(Berklee Guide). 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 CD includes performance examples of several different arranging techniques. "A no-nonsense, meat and potatoes source of basic and not-so-basic information about everything relating to jazz writing covers several courses worth of information." Kenny Werner Pianist, Composer and Author of Effortless Mastery.
Fundamental Tools And Techniques
Voicing With Upper Structure Triads
Voicings In Fourths
Voicings In Seconds
Writing For Six Parts