Jazz Harmony and Arranging 4 (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, serial composition, extended instrumental effects Lydian technique and textural voicings. This subject also deals with the harmonic concepts used in Jazz Improvisation.

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Classes

2hr tut/wk

Assessment

Approved number of arrangements for big band (100%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

JAZZ2016

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