This unit includes understanding the ranges of and transpositions for the various instruments, chord symbols, scale-chord relationships rhythm section scoring and voicing techniques for small jazz combo arrangements - featuring Trumpet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone + Rhythm section. This unit deals with the study of the harmony of standard jazz repertoire. Students will learn to understand and use basic harmonic rules and the typicalstandard harmonic devices, diatonic progression and chord patterns. Legibility in engraving and copying is also an assessable aspect.
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