MUSJAZZ 2200A - Jazz Arranging 2 part 1
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2014
General Course Information
Course Code MUSJAZZ 2200A Course Jazz Arranging 2 part 1 Coordinating Unit Elder Conservatorium of Music Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact Up to 2 hours per week Incompatible JAZZ 2007A Restrictions Available to Bachelor of Music students only Course Description Advanced techniques of textural and harmonic procedures in jazz arranging for small and medium jazz ensembles. Study of the rhythm section, horn section, sketch score, score layout. Score reading and study of styles of contemporary arrangers & composers. Score and parts creation using computer software.
Course Coordinator: Mr John AueCourse coordinator - John Aué
Tel: 8313 5138
Office: Schulz 1113
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Music office location: Schulz Building, level 2, telephone - 8313 5995
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Develop knowledge and understanding of the concepts and the processes involved in creating arrangements for small to medium-sized ensembles.
2. Develop a thorough understanding of orchestration for small to medium-sized ensembles
3. Create original jazz compositions and arrangements for small to medium-sized ensembles
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1, 2, 3 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1, 2 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 1, 2, 3 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1, 2, 3
Required Resources‘Jazz Arranging Techniques’ by Gary Lindsay (www.lindsayjazz.com)
Recommended Resources‘Modern Jazz Voicings’ by Ted Pease and Ken Pullig (Berklee Press)
‘Jazz Arranging & Composing - A Linear Approach’ by Bill Dobbins (Advance Music)
Recordings of small to medium-sized ensembles led by arrangers such as: Gerry Mulligan, Marty Paitch, Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Bill Holman, Bob Brookmeyer, Oliver Nelson and others.
Students can listen to works through the library's Naxos subscription (see library catalogue, search using Naxos as the title and limit search to ‘electronic resources’. You will be prompted to enter your uni ID number and password to access the Naxos catalogue).There is a wealth of material available for listening (but not downloading).The link to the Naxos catalogue is as follows: http://proxy.library.adelaide.edu.au/login?url=http://uoa.naxosmusiclibrary.com/
Online LearningAssignments and other relevant Course information will be placed on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesEssential arranging topics are presented and explained within weekly lectures of 1 hour duration. Application and further discussion of these topics occurs in weekly tutorial sessions, where assignments and exercises are also performed.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.In addition to the required contact hours, it is anticipated that students will need to spend about
2 hours per week in reviewing lecture notes, apply them to assignments, compositions and arrangements as required. Contact hours: 1 hour Lecture + 1 hour Tutorial.
Learning Activities SummaryLecture Topics:
Analysis of an arrangement by means of a timeline, study of recordings and scores of contemporary arrangers and composers
Chord charts, Calligraphy, Writing swing rhythms
Score and Parts Layout
Rhythm section arrangements
Unisons and Octaves: blending Brass with Woodwinds
Blending Brass and Reeds
Arrange a tune for five horns (blending in unisons and octaves) plus rhythm section
Two and Three-part horn voicing
Please note: A working knowledge of Sibelius or Finale notation software is required by the end of Semester 1.
Specific Course RequirementsThere are no additional requirements
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Assessment SummaryOngoing Assessment:
Four minor assignments
A ‘Unison Project’ for five horns plus rhythm section due in Week 9, Semester 1
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