Arranging 1: The Rhythm Section, Arranging: Small Ensemble and Horns, and Arranging: Advanced Horn Writing are suggested but not mandatory, providing that you have a mastery of basic arranging concepts, such as instrument ranges, chord spelling, voicing, and harmonization. You should also know modes and related chord scales. Knowledge of basic reharmonization techniques (see the course, Reharmonization Techniques) is helpful, but not required.
The New Real Book: Vol. 1, Sher Music Co.
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