Big Band Class Analysis #1 – Overview

One of the best ways to learn is from making mistakes – but learning from mistakes doesn’t mean that they be YOUR mistakes!

Now You Can Learn Big Band Arranging Principles and Techniques Through an Analysis of Class Member’s (and Instructor’s) Arrangement

When I was a Master’s Student, I had an arranging class whereby all students brought copies of their scores to follow along as the musicians performed their arrangements. Yep, every week we got our charts played in class – and we were able to view everyone’s score as the professor ripped them apart.

At times it was a very humbling experience, mainly because the professor lacked any tact whatsoever.

But it was by far the best arranging classes I ever had in school, bar none. That experience actually accelerated my arranging skills because I was able to learn directly from other class member mistakes – in real time as the music was being performed.

You can still get complete access to the class we did last October 2015. Includes scores and over 2 hours of video instruction on analysis of both my chart, and the arrangement I critiqued of a class member.

Watch the video below where I
review all of the material covered in the Fall of 2015 big band arranging class.

REGISTER NOW – Click the button immediately below to register for this class. After registration, you will get unlimited access to video training, musical examples, written text – and you will receive TWO big band charts (scores and parts in PDF format) inside the members’ area.

Only $37 (one time)

PLEASE NOTE: If you currently have an account at, after checkout, click on the “existing members” link on the registration page. Log in using your existing user name and password. By doing so, this confirm and give you access to the current class. You can also create a new account if you’d like, but if you have already registered at the site at some point, you will need to use a different email address. If you have any problems or questions, email me at

My Rock-Solid Guarantee: If you feel that after attending this training that you have not learned enough to justify the tuition you paid, or are satisfied with the TWO big band charts included as a bonus, please let me know and I will promptly and courteously refund every cent to you. (Try pulling that at your local college!)

One Reply to “Big Band Class Analysis #1 – Overview”

  1. Bill Kennaugh

    Jim: When I clicked on the video arrow I received the following
    message: “htmls: Video file not found”. What foremat were
    you using? Enjoy your website and all the comments and examples. Thanks, Bill

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