Contemporary Arranging for Strings
Offered - Spring
Course number - CW-343
Arranging for strings behind a vocalist or lead instrument. Emphasis is on contemporary string writing approaches in the styles of rock, Latin, funk, ballads, and jazz, and the feels of even and shuffled eighths and sixteenths for string sections (with rhythm section accompaniment) using specific arranging techniques of closed and open voicings, clusters, three- to six-part writing, use of primary melody and countermelody, and guide tone lines. Production approaches from the writer's perspective are also covered. Projects may include arrangements for live performances, recordings, or commercials.
Course Chair: Matthew Nicholl
Prerequisites: HR-212, and either AR-201 or CW-211
Required of: None
Electable by: All