The Composer/Arranger Book:

Composing and arranging, orchestration, instrumentation What People Say… Every aspect of composing and arranging is examined in great detail supported by more than 600 diagrams and musical examples. In one of the most comprehensive and wide-ranging studies of its kind ever written, the text of this book moves from basic principles to advanced techniques with […]

Passing chords and all that jazz…

[Passing chords and the related subject of unessential notes in general are treated in detail in the book. The purpose of these blogs is to try and achieve a deeper insight into problems that usually appear in the A – Z of music-writing.] Jazz and ‘dance band’ arrangers of old were obsessed with voicing styles […]