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Jazz Composition and Arranging Masterclass - Bob Mintzer - Jazz Lesson

Bob Mintzer (Composition and Arranging)

Composition, Arranging, Jazz, Quartet, Big Band, Etc.
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Artist: Bob Mintzer
Length: 58:57

 

Description: In this jazz composition and arranging masterclass, acclaimed saxophonist and composer/arranger Bob Mintzer gives you tips about the composition and arranging process. Bob goes over some techniques and considerations that have aided him in his illustrious career as an in-demand composer, arranger and performer. Bob also breaks down his composition “The Red Sea” (Yellowjackets) and “El Caborojeno” (Big Band) in this lesson. If you’re a jazz instrumentalist looking to improve your composition and arranging skills, this video is for you.

NOTE: There is an additional PDF for this video which includes the embedded charts/arrangements.  It can be purchased separately here.


Topics Covered: Jazz, Composition, Influences, Voicings, Context, Quartet, Big Band, Arranging, Borrowing, Groove and Tempo, Writing for Certain Players, “The Red Sea”, Yellowjackets, “Beyond the Limit”, Classical Inspiration, Experimentation, Stravinsky, Piano Skills, Quartal Harmony, Organizing Ideas, Avoiding “Over Composing”, Staying Fresh, Elements of a Great Tune, Orchestration, Melody, Rhythm, Repetition, Etc.
Jazz Composition and Arranging Masterclass - Bob Mintzer - Jazz Lesson

Bob Mintzer (Composition and Arranging)

Composition, Arranging, Jazz, Quartet, Big Band, Etc.
Bob Mintzer (Saxophone) 1

Bob Mintzer (Saxophone) 1

Saxophone, Jazz, Tone, Exercises, Language, Articulation, Tonguing, Etc.
Bob Mintzer (Saxophone) 2

Bob Mintzer (Saxophone) 2

Saxophone, Jazz, Time, Vocabulary, Playing Through Changes, Attack, Etc.
Bob Mintzer

Saxophone/Composition

Website:
www.bobmintzer.com

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Credits:

 

Bob Mintzer has performed and/or recorded with Yellowjackets, Buddy Rich, Kurt Elling, Fahir Atakoglu, Chico Pinheiro, Toninho Horta, Deodato, Miroslav Vitous, Steve Khan, Kurt Elling, Nancy Wilson, Ada Rovatti, Andrea Marcelli, Rolf Kuhn, Brian Bromberg, Jaco Pastorious, Nnenna Freelon, Sergio Salvatore, Ed Palermo Big Band, Randy Brecker, Mike Manieri, Mike Longo, Chuck Loeb, Bobby McFerrin, GRP Big Band, Michael Franks, Ben Sidran, Byron Olson, Milton Nascimento, Marvin Stamm, Kim Pensyl, Bryon Olson, Jimmy Haslip, Mordy Ferber, Special EFX, Leandro Braga, Warren, James Taylor, Rodney Jones, Don Grolnick, Lyle Mays, Steve Winwood, Harvie Swartz, Bob Moses, David Sanborn, Mel Lewis, Sam Jones, Al Foster and Many More.


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