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-ARRANGING-CONCEPTS-COMPLETE-by-Dick-Grove.pdf

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DlCK GROVE ARRANGING SERIES
The Ultimate Arranging Coursefor Today~sMusic
I
by
Dick Grove
ALFRED PUBLlSHlNG CO., INC.
Post Office Box 5964,15335 Morrison Street, Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
 
Dedicated to Dee,With Love
Edited by Joseph CsidaCover Design by Joice SimpsonCopyright
O
1972
by Dick Grove PublicationsCopyright transferred
1985,
Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.lnternational Copyright Secured Madein U.S.A. All Rights ReservedAll Rights Reserved. No part of this book may be reproducedor transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or,mechanical, including photocopying, without permissionin writing from the publisher.
 
ARRANGING
CONCEPTS
I
FOREWORD
For many years
I
have felt that there has been a great need for an easy to understand book oriarranging.The popularity at al1 levels of education has helped make literally hundreds of thousands of youngmusicians and many of their teachers and directors very aware of, and interested in, writing for thesesame bands.By the same token, a great number of other musicians not involved in school music programs havecome to be quite conscious of arranging. Not only in the jazz field, but in many small rock andjazzirock groups.This bookis meant to serve as both
a
reference book and as a structured learning approach for anymusician who has an interest in arranging.It has been my observation, based on years of writing and teaching, that the basic problem facingany beginning arranger
is
the lack of conception and judgment which shapes any well writtenarrangement.Learning ranges and transpositions of instruments and
a
few obvious section voicings only scratchthe surface of what really needs to be understood.This understanding of the real musical values explains why the writing of an experienced professional"comes off," in marked contrast to most early attempts by the great majority of beginning writers.The begiiining arranger may write an introduction, chorus, background figure or ending just as theprofessional does. However, the professional chart comes out polished and musical while the otheris usually overwritten, choppy and lacks development and consistency of style.It is my belief then, that
a
student of arranging needs
a
guided approach through the many facets whichmake up the various elements of
a
well written arrangement.This approach should,
at
the same time, place the proper emphasis on the "key" factors, so that thebeginning arranger finally has
a
maximum opportunity of mixing knowledge and technique with hicown inherent talent to produce well written, satisfying music.Many young writers become discouraged by what seems to them
a
lack of accomplishment. Theymay spend ten times the amount of time really needed working out their arrangement (thisbecause of self-doubt) and when thechart does not "work," the tendency
is
to lose interest.Their reaction is understandable, but I feel with more complete, balanced foundation in arrangingtechniques and skills it need not happen.

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