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Dubbed “A GODSEND” by Chuck Mangione
A New Book from Berklee Press

BOSTON, MA, Monday, April 23, 2002— Step into the modern world with this incredible resource aimed at arrangers who want to create truly inspired digital arrangements using today’s cutting edge electronic and digital instruments. Full of tips and tricks, this book is a veritable showcase of techniques for building digital arrangements in a variety of contemporary styles including country, gospel, pop, jazz, rock, Latin, and more. With attention to MIDI sequencing and production concepts, and over fifty sequenced examples and directions, everyone can find something that fits their interest and talent!

Chuck Mangione, a leader in the music world, called Arranging in the Digital World “A Godsend! This book has given me the opportunity to start with no prior knowledge, study with a teacher I respect, and learn at my own speed. It’s given me the ABC’s to understand technical terms that always baffled me.” Author Corey Allen lays down the foundation for building your digital arranging skill, but gives room, and advice, for the reader to develop his or her own style and instrumentation.

Mangione hails Allen’s accomplishment, saying, “I’m looking forward to using this book to simplify my composing/orchestrating process and open the way to new creative possibilities.” Johnny Mandel noted that “it’s written with great clarity and easily understood. No student or professional should be without it.”

This comprehensive guide includes:
An accompanying MIDI disk with more than fifty sequenced examples
Helpful definitions for the digital arranger
How to develop your own style and instrumentation
How to build an arrangement
Sequencing tips and tricks
Production and MIDI concepts
Step-by-step directions to help you build an arrangement from start to finish

About the Author
Corey Allen’s career covers the spectrum of the music business, including arranging, composition, film scoring, record production, and performance with such greats as The Manhattan Transfer, Chuck Mangione, and Diane Reeves. His many credits include the Los Angeles Drama Critic’s Award, and arranging/composing for The Tonight Show, Diana Ross, and others. Corey taught at Berklee College of Music and continues to produce, arrange, and perform concerts internationally for Kurzweil Music Systems.

About Berklee Press
Berklee Press is the non-profit, educational publishing division of Berklee College of Music. Berklee Press publishes high-quality practical books, videotapes, DVDs, and interactive products for all areas of contemporary music education. Berklee Press products are dedicated to furthering the enrichment and success of musicians, students, teachers, and hobbyists alike. Proceeds from the sales of Berklee Press products are contributed to the scholarship funds of the college. Berklee Press titles are distributed by the Hal Leonard Corporation, 800-524-4425,

Review copies are available to members of the media by submitting a request to Berklee Press on your publication's letterhead via fax at (617) 747-2149,
or by e-mailing Kate Klapfish at

Book Specs.
Techniques for Arranging Popular Music Using Today's Electronic and Digital Instruments
By Corey Allen
$19.95 book/General MIDI Disk, 88pp., 6" x 9"
ISBN 0-634-00634-7
Available Now

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