Jazz Harmony and Arranging 3 (JAZZ2016)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit concentrates on more complex harmonic material that forms the basis for Jazz Improvisation, as well as learning arranging techniques for five horns and more complex ensemble music. Methods of reharmonisation of existing jazz and standard compositions will be introduced. Students learn big band orchestration which includes ensemble scoring, sax soli, background writing, form and the related uses of counterpoint. There will be detailed analysis of scores of major composers and arrangers.

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Classes

2hr tut/wk

Assessment

Approved number of arrangements and compositions (50%), written harmony test (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

JAZZ1020

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