View Full Version : Jazz Arranging?

08-23-2006, 11:43 PM
I'm sure very few (if not all of you) will have no idea what I'm talking about, but I'm looking for a book that teaches how to arrange jazz music.

My guitar teacher thinks I should pull a Frank Zappa and teach myself how to write music for basically every instrument, and I want to try it, so I'm looking into buying a few jazz arrangement books but have NO idea what ones to get.

...so if any of you are jazz musicians or know anything about arranging music or just music theory in general help me out in finding a decent book that'll teach me all the basics in writing music for an ensemble. If it teaches loads of music theory at the same time, that'll be even better: I've been having trouble with it as of lately and I'm taking a college-level class this year on it, so I don't want to get raped.

Uh, thanks if you can help me out.