This course teaches students to compose and arrange parts for a small jazz ensemble. Topics covered include jazz notation for both rhythmic and melodic instruments; ranges and basic timbres of woodwind and brass instruments; technical limitations of instruments; writing introductions, interludes, background figures, and endings; and in-class demonstrations by professional musicians. Portable cassette recorders are required; private lessons are also available. Prerequisite: completion of or current enrollment in Jazz Theory II, or permission of the instructor.
Text: Bill Dobbins: Jazz Arranging and Composing, A Linear Approach.
Prerequisite: Jazz Composition and Analysis
If you have any questions regarding this class please contact the NEC Continuing Education office at (617)585-1701.