Arranging for small and medium ensembles by Ted Pease and Ken Pullig. Add colour, character and sophistication to your chord voicings. Learn to use fourths, clusters, upper-structure triads, and other advanced arranging and performing techniques for three to six parts. A step-by-step process with exercises and recorded examples. A knowledge of basic music theory is necessary to use this book. Experience in arranging music would be beneficial.
Modern Jazz Voicings teaches you how to write in fourths, clusters and uppers structure triads in an easy way. The best feature in this book is the recorded examples. Any book that claims to be a great arranging book needs to have decent recorded examples - the readers can easily digest the techniques since they are available to their ears. Also, the recordings not only include horn section, but they use different orchestration to illustrate the voicings explained. I strongly recommend this book. Anonymous
This book met all my expectations. I arrange all sorts of music using Sonar v7 and Garritan Personal Orchestra. I have arranged for years as a semi pro. I had forgotten all the finer points of voicing and knew I was out of date anyway. Very thorough book, but you need to do the exercises rather than just read it! Anonymous
- (St. Ives, United Kingdom)