How do you get that modern jazz sound?
Performers and Arrangers: Add color, character, and sophistication to your chord voicings. Learn to use fourths, clusters, upper-structure triads, and other advanced arranging and performing techniques for three to six parts.
This is the definitive text used for the time-honored Chord Scales course at Berklee College of Music.
Through a step-by-step process with exercises and recorded examples, the authors guide you through the intricacies of deriving “non-tertial” voicings from the right chord scales and applying them to various musical situations.
Become fluent in these techniques and use them effectively to express your own music:
- Select appropriate harmonic tensions and understand jazz harmony
- Avoid common mistakes and overcome harmonic ambiguity
- Experiment with unusual combinations and non-traditional alignments, mixing in other textures, including solo, linear, and contrapuntal passages
- Listen to arranging techniques performed on the CD and follow along with corresponding notated examples
- Apply new techniques using the Suggested Activities pages; great for assignments or home use
- Hear arrangers and players use these voicings to create their characteristic sounds with recommended recordings.
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