Jazz Composition Manual


Here is a Jazz Composition Manual that I wrote for the Jazz Composition class at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. I hope that is of help to musicians looking for a place to start in the world of Jazz Composition.

Jazz Composition Manual

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Introducción a las Técnicas de la Composición de Jazz by Luis Rodríguez-Rivera is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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  1. I am reading with irtenest the ongoing series Ain’t But a Few of Us: Black jazz writers tell their story but must confess that after the Spellman and Murph interviews, I do not think you are any closer to answering the question of what accounts for the dearth of black jazz critics. But I would posit an even more fundamental question, especially after reading the Murph interview: Is it really consequential that there are relatively so few blacks in the field, particularly when they offer nothing beyond the amateurism of white jazz enthusiasts that sadly passes for jazz criticism in this country? I submit that the sort of fare about jazz that appears in The Washington Post, DownBeat, JazzTimes, and Jazzwise cannot be mistaken for serious criticism, which is distinguished by its intellectual rigor and incisive analysis.


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