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.