The Contemporary Arranger

Don Sebesky

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250 Pages of knowledge with plenty of great examples, study notes and a cd of the arrangements included in the book.

Contents

About the Author x
Preface xiii

CHAPTER ONE BASICS 2

Balance 2
Economy 3
Focus 4
Variety 6


CHAPTER TWO WIND INSTRUMENTS 12

Part One-Brass
Trumpet 12
Trombone 18
French Horn 23
Tuba 30
Brass Combinations 32
Part Two-Woodwinds
Saxophones 46
Clarinets 51
Flutes 56
Double Reeds 61
Special Purpose Wind instruments 66
Harmonica 68
Accordion 68
Combining the Woodwinds 69
Part Three-Combining Brass with Woodwinds 74


CHAPTER THREE STRINGS 102


Violin 104
Viola 114
Cello 116
Bass 117
Harp 118
Voicing the Strings 124
Combining Strings with Winds 155


CHAPTER FOUR THE RHYTHM SECTION 165


Bass 166
Guitar 170
Other Plectrum [nstruments 176
Drums 177
Percussion 179
Keyboards 183


CHAPTER FIVE THE SYNTHESIZER 187


CHAPTER SIX VOICES 192


CHAPTER SEVEN MELODIC CONSIDERATIONS 199

CHAPTER EIGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LYRIC 214

CHAPTER NINE THE RECORDING STUDIO 226

Glossary to Chapter Nine 231


CHAPTER TEN GENERALADVICE 235

Recorded Examples

TRACK 1 Ex. 1, Page 2 "TIME AND LOVE"
(Time and Love)-Jackie & Roy


TRACK 2 Ex. 2, Page 4 George Benson-Rhythm and Strings

TRACK 3 Ex. 3, Page 16 "FREE AS A BIRD" (Giant Box)-Don Sebesky

TRACK 4 Ex. 4, Page 29 A Demonstration of French Horn sounds

TRACK 5 Ex. 5, Page 44 Four Brass and Rhythm

TRACK 6 Ex. 6, Page 70 Flute and Oboe

Ex. 7, Page 70 Flute and Clarinet

Ex. 8, Page 71 Clarinet and Oboe

Ex. 9, Page 71 a) Unison Flute and Oboe

b) Unison Flute and Clarinet

c) Unison Oboe and Clarinet

TRACK 7 Ex. 10, Page 91 Seven Brass, Flute and Rhythm

TRACK 8 Ex. 11-12, Page 91 Seven Brass, Piccolo and Rhythm

TRACK 9 Ex. 13, Page 114 A Demonstration of Violin sounds

TRACK 10 Ex. 14, Page 124 "DAY BY DA Y" (Time and Love)-Jackie & Roy

TRACK 11 Ex. 15, Page 155 a) Sixteen Strings and Rhythm b) Strings, Rhythm and Flute

TRACK 12 Ex. 16, Page 156 "FIREBIRDS/BIRDS OF FIRE" (Giant Box)-Don Sebesky

TRACK 13 Ex. 17, Page 157 Sixteen Strings, Harp and Clarinet Ex. 18, Page 157 Sixteen Strings, Harp and French Horn

TRACK 14 Ex. 19, Page 177 Rhythm and six different Guitar sounds

TRACK 15 Ex. 20, Page 183 Rhythm Track

TRACK 16 Ex. 21, Page 187 "MARRAKESH BLUES" (Blue Moses)-Randy Weston

TRACK 17 Ex. 22, Page 190 Synthesizer Commercial Ex. 23, Page 190 Synthesizer Demonstration

TRACK 18 Ex. 24, Page 195 "Summer Song" (Time and Love)-Jackie & Roy

TRACK 19 Ex. 25, Page 201 "MOMENT to MOMENT" (First Light)-Freddie Hubbard

TRACK 20 Ex. 26, Page 201 "THE SUN DIED" (Help Me Make It Through The Night)-Hank Crawford

TRACK 21 Ex. 27, Page 225 "WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE WORLD NOW?" (Morning Star)-Hubert Laws