Counterpoint In Jazz Arranging by Bob Pilkington
Published by Berklee Press
Book w/online audio access
Add dimension and interest to your music. This essential, core material is for anyone who arranges jazz standards or writes original jazz compositions. This book will help you craft melodies, countermelodies, bass lines, and grooves. It will help you manage the intricacies of interactive lines, control dissonance, and improve melodic development.
Carefully guided exercises let you practice exploring and controlling contrapuntal relationships. Access to online audio tracks provided demonstrate techniques in typical jazz arrangements. Audio tracks feature a live jazz ensemble of veteran Berklee faculty members, illustrating the counterpoint examples so that you can hear them applied in a realistic musical context.
Author Bob Pilkington is a trombonist, composer, arranger and educator. He is a professor in the Jazz Composition Department at Berklee College of Music, where he has been teaching since 1982.