A culmination of Professor Ted Pease's twenty-five years of teaching jazz composition at Berklee College of Music.
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.
- Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice covers these concepts:
Antecedent and consequent phrase structure
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.
About the Author
, winner of two grants in jazz composition from the National Endowment of the Arts, has been a faculty member at Berklee College of Music since 1964. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Jazz Composition. He is the author of several jazz arranging texts that have been required reading for Berklee students for more than twenty-five years, among them Modern Jazz Voicings (Berklee Press). An accomplished drummer as well, he has performed with Herb Pomeroy, Ray Santisi, George Mraz, John LaPorta, Charlie Mariano, Toshiko Akioshi, and Red Norvo, among many others