Harmony and Arranging Module: In semester two, the voicing techniques for two to four horns stressing the most effective registers, harmonisation of passing tones, clusters and other techniques will be introduced. Students may be organised into ensemble-like groups and may be expected to bring their instruments to perform the works presented. Aural Module: Consolidates and expands upon concepts and skills introduced in Jazz Music Skills 1, and introduces compound intervals, open voicings, the addition of upper extensions to all chord types, and increasingly complex harmonic structures. N.B Both the Harmony and Aural Modules must be passed in order for the student to proceed to Jazz Music Skills 3.
2 x 2 hr tuts/week
Written harmony test (30%), Classwork (15%) , End of Semester large arrangement (25%), 3 x smaller arrangements at 10% each (30%). Aural Module: Two class tests at 20% each, and end of semester exam at 60%.
Lindsay, Gary (2005) "Jazz Arranging Techniques from Quartet to Big Band"
JAZZ1632 or JAZZ1602