MUS 317A – Jazz Arranging I (Composition)

Jazz composition techniques will be explored in this class including analysis of great jazz composers/compositions.

Melodic and harmonic aspects of jazz composition will be discussed and disected.

Course Content:

1. Contrafacts

2. Blues melodies

3. 32-bar form tunes

4. Modal tunes

5. Wayne Shorter

6. Bennie Golson

7. Ellington