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