Arranging 1: Rhythm Section explores all aspects of writing and arranging for the rhythm section. Part of Berklee's required core curriculum, Arranging 1: Rhythm Section will teach you how to write for the rhythm section (drums, bass, guitar, and keyboards) and create killer arrangements that really groove. This course directs you on everything you'll need to create an effective arrangement; including rhythm section notation, adaptation of the melody and chords, intro's and endings, articulations and dynamics, and how to create an emotional contour throughout the arrangement. Essential learning for anyone interested in arranging music for a band, you'll discover how to pick and choose the techniques that work best for you, and how to put them all together in a way that will get everyone moving!
By the end of this course, you will:
Know the parts of a song and be able to analyze a lead sheet
Understand drum notation
Understand bass notation in Swing, Bossa Nova, Samba, Latin, Pop/Rock and Funk styles