Saturday, 26 October 2013

Ellington Exchange

This is extremely exciting: Darcy James Argue is one of the most striking and original musicians working today. His ... Secret Society ensemble has received much praise from the critics over the last couple of years.

Now Darcy has turned his attention to the music of Duke Ellington. In conjunction with The Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange, he is running a course called Arranging Ellington for young musicians aged between 13 and 25.

In his introductory post, he writes:

I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Arranging Ellington, a new online arranging workshop coordinated by Carnegie Hall Musical Exchange. Together, we'll be exploring the techniques of creative arranging by considering the life and work of the incomparable Duke Ellington.

Whilst it seems necessary to be between 13 and 25 years of age to register with the course, it is still possible to watch the videos, study the transcriptions and read the blog posts. Arranging Ellington is here.

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