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big band chords

Chords, scales, harmony, melody, etc.

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kvruser1000
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11 posts since 17 Aug, 2012

Postby kvruser1000; Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:14 am big band chords

i'm looking for some nice chord progressions to play with a big band sound library. does anybody have an idea where i can found them in the internet?

thanks.
arbogast
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47 posts since 6 May, 2007, from scandinavia

Postby arbogast; Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:46 am

Here, for instance.

Also, you might want to study techniques like voicings, block harmonizing/thickened line etc.

Google "arranging for big band".

Buy some big band transcriptions and/or arrangements
peter269
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kvruser1000 wrote:i'm looking for some nice chord progressions to play with a big band sound library. does anybody have an idea where i can found them in the internet?

thanks.


There's no such thing. Chord progressions are attached to completed songs which are often reharmonized.

If you just want voicings for big band, try this book by William Russo:

http://www.amazon.com/Composing-Jazz-Or ... liam+russo (http://www.amazon.com/Composing-Jazz-Orchestra-William-Russo/dp/0226732096/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365482655&sr=8-1&keywords=william+russo)
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KLS
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103 posts since 4 Aug, 2008, from Atlanta, GA

Postby KLS; Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:24 pm

Here are a couple of great books on writing and arranging for big band:

http://www.amazon.com/Arranging-Large-J ... z+ensemble

And:

http://www.amazon.com/Jazz-Composition- ... d+practice

Also, you might want to check out Jamey Aebersold's website. He has some great resources:

http://www.jazzbooks.com/
tapper mike
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Postby tapper mike; Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:29 am

Band in a box
Select style - (pretty much anything from the jazz era) load demo song (they are usually standard 11-V-1 varieites)
If it has a melody you can then use one of several choices for harmony based on various artists. Send harmony to melody channel.

Much of the arrangement technique is based on reharmonization of the melody based on Chord Blocks,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-CI9FABTw4

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