Jazz & R&R Horns session 15

As I look out side it's snowing here in Portland OR.  It's a pain in the ass to get around, but it's beautiful to look at.  Plus, I love the calm of the outside acoustics when it snows.  I have no gigs this weekend so it can snow all it wants.  Here in the NW it usually doesn't last more than a few days.

In session 15, I talk about dynamic markings for your horn arrangement.  How do you want your players to play the notes: Pianissimo, Mezzo-Forte, Forte, short, long, crescendo, decrescendo, etc.  

In the next session we finally get into writing the individual parts for your horn players. This is the final stage of getting your arrangement played. Over the years I have seen numerous variations on this, but I was taught the way they do it in Hollywood for all the movie and TV sessions.  I just recently started using Finale after copying my parts by hand for a zillon years.

Hope you enjoy the session and don't forget to leave a comment or an email and let me know what you're thinking. Percy, my friend in Peru has been sending me some cool stuff on 3 part writing and my other new friend, Sheddy in Paris has sent me a few emails and is familiar with the jazz school I went to in LA.

If you have any questions or feed-back I would love to hear from you.
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FS