Arranging Jazz: Modern Jazz Voicings

Books and Digital Audio | Jazz Ensemble

Publisher: Berklee Press
Series: Berklee Guide
Format: Books | Theory

The definitive text used for the time-honored Chord Scales course at Berklee College of Music, this book concentrates on scoring for every possible ensemble combination and teaches performers and arrangers how to add color, character and sophistication to chord voicings.

Topics covered include: selecting appropriate harmonic tensions, understanding jazz harmony, overcoming harmonic ambiguity, experimenting with unusual combinations and non-traditional alignments, and many more.

The accompanying online audio includes performance examples of several different arranging techniques. The audio tracks feature PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.

ISBN: 9780634014437
Published on: 01 August 2001
No of pages: 136
Language: English
Catalogue No: HL50449485

          Musicroom Reviews

          Modern Jazz Voicings teaches you how to write in fourths, clusters and uppers structure triads in an easy way. The best feature in this book is the recorded examples. Any book that claims to be a great arranging book needs to have decent recorded examples - the readers can easily digest the techniques since they are available to their ears. Also, the recordings not only include horn section, but they use different orchestration to illustrate the voicings explained. I strongly recommend this book.
          Anonymous - ()
          This book met all my expectations. I arrange all sorts of music using Sonar v7 and Garritan Personal Orchestra. I have arranged for years as a semi pro. I had forgotten all the finer points of voicing and knew I was out of date anyway. Very thorough book, but you need to do the exercises rather than just read it!
          Anonymous - (St. Ives, United Kingdom)

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