In this unit voicing techniques for two to four horns stressing the most effective registers, harmonisation of passing tones, clusters and other techniques will be introduced. The harmonic techniques explored are used as the theoretical basis for Jazz Improvisation.
Written harmony test (30%), Classwork (15%) , End of Semester large arrangement (25%), 3 x smaller arrangements at 10% each (30% total).
Lindsay, Gary (2005) "Jazz Arranging Techniques from Quartet to Big Band"; Nestico, Sammy "The Complete Arranger"
These units are only available to non-jazz students