Quando você pensa em compositores de jazz, quem vem a sua mente? Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Bob Brookmeyer? Este livro é sobre o que estes e muitos outros fizeram. O professor da Berklee College of Music, Ted Pease, desmistifica o processo de composição e escrita de músicas e mostra toda a sua experiência de 25 anos como educador na área do jazz. Acompanha um CD com demonstrações de melodia, harmonia e elementos rítmicos incluídos neste livro.
When you think of jazz composers, who comes to mind? Jelly Roll Morton, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Bob Brookmeyer. This book is about what they (and many others) do. Jazz composition has evolved into a disciplined art that often evidences great emotional depth and breadth of sophistication. Berklee College of Music legend Ted Pease demystifies the processes involved in writing jazz tunes and in composing episodic and extended jazz works. Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice is a by-product of Pease's 25 years of teaching jazz composition. The accompanying CD helps demonstrate melody, harmony and rhythmic elements of jazz and also includes a variety of music-writing exercises focused on learning these same elements to help you begin producing your own effective jazz compositions.
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
Ted Pease, 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.
"I can not think of another book that treats jazz composition so comprehensively, is as practical or refers so richly to jazz literature. Ted Pease brings a lifetime's experience to this one volume, which easily could be the text for a college-level two-semester course. It is a serious book for serious jazz students."
-American Music Teacher magazine
"A monumental work. Finally a book that really addresses the subject of jazz composition. Should be in EVERY theory classroom and not just jazz."
-John La Barbera, Composer and Arranger/Associate Professor, University of Louisville
"Jazz Composition: Theory and Practice contains a wealth of information, much of which frequently gets short shrift in other jazz arranging/composing texts. The chapter on melodic considerations alone is well worth the price of the book. But, whether you adopt this book as your primary text or as a supplement, it is one that will prove indispensable for its exercises and reference materials."
-Chuck Owen, Composer and Arranger/Professor, University of South Florida
"Ted Pease has been a mentor to many a jazz musician. His book should be studied by all musicians."
-George Garzone, Tenor saxophonist with Joe Lovano Nonet/Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music