Most serious students (of all agres) realize that to make it in music, you need to have more than just chops. You need to know how to conduct, how to teach, and how to arrange. This mammoth book by Angelo Dellaira takes players through how to arrange for every single instrument, teaching you the range they play in, how they transpose, and how to effectively use their abilities. At nearly 300 pages, this is a must have in the world of arranging. You can see how the book is structured using the table of contents to the left. For the method itself, read what the author had to say:
“The first part of this book will deal with a VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF SOUND. On the left side of the page, we have a picture of a piano keyboard, up-ended, to show you the actual distance of?sound taken up on the piano by each instrument. To the right of the piano keyboard, I will have the concert sounding range of each instrument, and the actual distance taken up on the piano. Next to that. I will hav-e the actual transposed range of each instrument.”
Check out some samples to the left, then grab an immediate PDF download above.