Jazz Arranging for Beginners – Part 1 [Tecniche di Arrangiamento Jazz per Principianti – Prima Parte]

Carmine Cataldo

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

DOI: 10.17160/josha.7.2.642

Languages: Italian

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.

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Roland Mertelsmann

2. Mar

Another fascinating and stimulating article by the multidisciplinary jazz expert and artist Carmine Cataldo .