on July 20, 2010
Excellent Resource for any arranger. You will get the most out of the heart of the book, the section titled "harmonic density" which covers 1-part to 7-part writing. Dick Grove developed the concepts in this book into his CAP Course - an in depth arranging course that will teach you all that is in this book and more. Dick is the best teacher I ever had. Imagine learning Jazz harmony, melodic phrasing, voicings, orchestration for all instruments (including strings), arranging, planning and writing a chart, studying musical styles - all in a step by step manner with one step leading logically to the next. This is what Dick teaches. Don't miss this learning opportunity!