Designed for classroom instruction at the college or advanced high school level.
Includes numerous jazz composition exercises which will help students develop writing skills and apply melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic concepts to the blues, song form, episodic composition, and multi-movement jazz works. Click here to download a free chapter from the book!
Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice covers these concepts:
- Melodic rhythm
- Interval patterns
- Guide tones
- Compound lines
- Antecedent and consequent phrase structure
- Pitch contour
- Modal harmony
- Chromatic harmony
- Pedal point
- Slash chords
- Quartal harmony, and much more
Includes chapters on arranging considerations, motivic composition, and fusion. Each chapter concludes with an extensive list of related jazz compositions and other source material. Also included is a CD with more than 70 minutes of related music examples from the book.
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