University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MUSGEN 3007 - Jazz Arranging

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Restriction: Available to BMus students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: MUSJAZZ 2101, MUSJAZZ 2102
Assessment: Voicing assignment 10%, Soli harmonisation assignment 15%, Trombone composition 15%, Voicing assignment - brass 10%, Voicing assignment - brass & saxophone 10%, String assignment 5%, Big band arrangement 35%
Syllabus:

The course will cover advanced techniques of textural and harmonic procedures in arranging for medium to large jazz ensembles. Topics will include: voicing saxes and brass in fourths, 'drop 2', 'drop 3', 'drop 2 and 4', 'clusters', 'spread voicings', melodic embellishment, re-harmonisation, melodic subdivision, the 5-part saxophone soli style, voicing 8 brass and effectively combining saxophones with brass, score analysis and study of styles of contemporary arrangers & composers. The basic principles of string writing will also be covered. Students will be required to create a big band arrangement for their major assignment, toward the end of the semester. To assist hands-on practical learning, tutorials will often be conducted in the keyboard laboratory. Small assignments will be also be played and discussed during tutorials with a view to develop accuracy of musical communication, language and style. The major assignment will be played and recorded by Big Band 1 if time permits. Alternatively, students may have their arrangements played and recorded by big bands in the community.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20810 WR01 30 10 25 Jul - 12 Sep Monday 2pm - 4pm Madley, B14, Practice Room
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 2pm - 4pm Madley, B14, Practice Room
29767 WRK0 5 4 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24201 TU01 30 10 26 Jul - 13 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Schulz, 406, Keyboard Suite
4 Oct - 4 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Schulz, 406, Keyboard Suite
18 Oct - 18 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Schulz, 406, Keyboard Suite
29766 TUT0 5 4 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.