The New School for
Jazz and Contemporary Music

Basic Arranging for Vocalists

This course addresses the special needs of vocalists as they develop arrangements of their repertoires. Through analysis of recordings and scores, the course includes a study of these topics: functions and stylistic characteristics of each instrument in the rhythm section, “stock” arranging techniques (introductions and endings), tempos and rhythmic feels, language for communicating with rhythm sections, and the role of improvisation in vocal jazz.  This course is for entering students in the vocal program.
1 credit
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