Jazz Harmony and Arranging 4 - Departmental permission is required for this unit (JAZZ2017)
UNIT OF STUDY
Students learn big band orchestration including 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. Selected arrangements may be rehearsed by a Big Band. Students may study contemporary techniques encompassing elements of polytonality, extended instrumental effects and textural voicings. This subject also deals with the harmonic concepts used in Jazz Improvisation.
Further unit of study information
Approved number of arrangements and compositions (70%), written harmony test (30%)
Lindsay, Gary (2005) "Jazz Arranging Techniques from Quartet to Big Band"
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
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