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Jazz Arranging

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Overview

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. Prerequisites: knowledge of jazz harmony.

Wednesdays 6:30 – 8pm
4/5 – 6/7 (10 weeks)
Frank Martin • $395

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DEPARTMENT: Composition

COURSE TITLE: Jazz Arranging

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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. Prerequisites: knowledge of jazz harmony.

 

Frank Martin (piano/keyboard)

Music Director for Narada Michael Walden, Patti Austin, Angela Bofill; Carnegie Hall appearances with Sting, James Taylor, Elton John; Record producer/arranger for Al Jarreau, Turtle Island String Quartet, Joey DeFrancesco, Mimi Fox, Mary Jenson, Molly Holm, Deuce, Tuck & Patti, Karen Blixt; performed/recorded with John McLaughlin, Buddy Montgomery, Joe Farrell, Dizzy Gillespie, Larry Coryell, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Jordan, Stevie Wonder, Airto, Dori Caymmi, Dianne Reeves, Patrice Rushen, Trilok Gurtu, Richard Bona; Faculty, UC Berkeley Jazz Ensembles.

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