This video continues onto page 2 of the big band arrangement of a fellow class member. I recently found out that the student that arranged this is only a junior in high school, so I think its great that he is taking it upon himself to tackle charts for big band.
Some points covered in this lesson: 1) choosing the proper key for the arrangement, 2) repeats vs no repeats for AABA tunes, 3) counterpoint issues and possibilities, 4) melody notes reign supreme, 5) choosing rhythms that lay well, and more.
Before you watch this lesson, download and print this page. You can then refer to it as I go through the lesson.
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