Composition & Arranging
Anatomy Of An Arrangement'
This is the first part of a video series covering different sections of arrangements I typically use while writing. This series will parallel a course that I teach at the University of Utah, and breaks down different ways of hearing the form of a song and analyzing its components. More to come!
Study of this famous John Coltrane composition
Sophisticated Lady - Tune Analysis
This is a detailed analysis of one of my favorite songs, Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady". I break down the chord function, 2 note voice leading, and consonance and dissonance used in the melody.
Arranging "Sophisticated Lady" for 5 horns
This week's videos are all based on a recent arrangement I wrote of Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Lady". To start, be sure you watch the YouTube video here so you can see the end result!
This will grow overtime. A series of exercises dealing with a reharm concept that I use often.