Jazz Arranging for Beginners – Part 1 [Tecniche di Arrangiamento Jazz per Principianti – Prima 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, Diatonic Thirds, Diatonic Sixths, Diatonic Triads
Categories: Performing Arts, Music
In this introductory paper we discuss some simple 2 and 3-part arranging techniques, particularly suitable for jazz musicians. By exploiting the Diatonic Parallelism, we provide an explicit writing of the 2 and 3-part harmonization of 21 fundamental scales (or modes). The 2-part harmonization is carried out by using third and sixth intervals. The 3-part harmonization is carried out by resorting to triads (in root position, first and second inversion), in close and open (DROP2) form. In order to harmonize the so-called approach notes, we herein exclusively resort to the Chromatic Parallelism.