Marching Band Arranging Methods, Materials, Techniques

ISBN-10: 1438266413
ISBN-13: 9781438266411
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Description: Conversational in style and full of practical advice, this user-friendly book takes the reader step-by-step through the process of writing effective arrangements that will make any band sound better. Over 150 musical examples illustrate the dozens  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 9/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 154
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Conversational in style and full of practical advice, this user-friendly book takes the reader step-by-step through the process of writing effective arrangements that will make any band sound better. Over 150 musical examples illustrate the dozens of practical tips and techniques presented.Chapters include Fundamentals, Notation Basics, Basic Scoring, Form, The Wind Section, The Percussion Section, Working Procedure, Special Effects, The Jazz Idiom, and Getting A Big Sound With Smaller Groups. An Appendix includes information on copyright issues, suggested reading, and three arrangements with annotations by the author.Pencil-and-paper procedures are outlined, along with tips and techniques for using MIDI and computer notation software to input, score, print, and record.Detailed without being too technical, "Marching Band Arranging" is an excellent reference for both aspiring writers and for directors searching for ways to improve their group.

A graduate of the Indiana University School of Music, William Spencer-Pierce maintains a full-time schedule of teaching, writing, and adjudication. In addition to teaching instrumental and vocal music, Mr. Spencer-Pierce has written hundreds of arrangements for the educational market and has served as an arranger and consultant for over 70 school districts nationwide.

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