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Jazz Arranging

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A hands-on course packed with invaluable information! Longtime producer, arranger and keyboardist Frank Martin guides students in creating fresh arrangements of jazz standards. A wide range of compositional techniques and musical devices are explored and applied to class assignments including: the use of different rhythmic feels and grooves; reharmonization; form changes; innovative intros, outros, codas and vamps; and alterations to melody and lyrics. Students sing or play selected repertoire in a variety of styles and learn how to make even the most common standards sound new. Prerequisite: knowledge of jazz harmony.

 



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“My experience at the Jazzschool Institute has been nothing short of magical every single day. The faculty, in addition to being the best players in their field, are also great teachers. They really demonstrate that they want the students to succeed in becoming the next generation of great players.”

— Dillon Vado