Arranging 1 for Continuing Students

AR-123
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
PW-111
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
All students not taking AR-111
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

In this practical course students work on the musical concepts of melody, rhythm, harmony and form as applied to the principles and techniques of writing and arranging for the rhythm section (drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, basic percussion) and a lead-line in a solo instrument, two horns (trumpet, alto or tenor sax) or voice. After a review of the fundamental concepts of music calligraphy, music notation, imaginary bar line, transposition, and rhythmic notation students learn the conceptualization process of combining individual components to create a musically satisfying arrangement. Study of various contemporary musical styles and musical concepts that comprise them, including writing from the "bottom up" (groove-driven) and "top down" (working with a melody in a lead instrument or voice). Writing assignments will incorporate combinations of acoustic, electronic and/or MIDI instruments. 

Department: 
CWP
Course chair: 
Andrea Pejrolo