Jazz Arranging for Beginners – Part 2 [Tecniche di Arrangiamento Jazz per Principianti – Seconda Parte]
Affiliation: Independent Researcher, PhD in Mechanical Engineering, MD in Disciplines of Jazz and Improvisation (Jazz Piano), Battipaglia (SA), Italy
Keywords: Jazz Arranging, Diatonic Parallelism, Chromatic Parallelism, Seventh Chords, Be-Bop Scales, Tonicization
Categories: Performing Arts, Music
In this paper we discuss some simple 4-part arranging techniques, particularly suitable for jazz musicians. By exploiting the Diatonic Parallelism, we provide an explicit writing of the 4-part harmonization of the Ionian, Dorian and Mixolydian scales (or modes). In order to harmonize the so-called approach notes, we herein exclusively resort to the Chromatic Parallelism. Finally, by exploiting the concept of tonicization, we carry out the 4-part harmonization of the Major, Melodic Minor and Dominant Be-Bop scales.