Add dimension and interest to your music. This essential, core material is for anyone who arranges jazz standards or writes original jazz compositions. This book will help you craft melodies, countermelodies, bass lines, and grooves. It will help you manage the intricacies of interactive lines, control dissonance, and improve melodic development. Carefully guided exercises let you practice exploring and controlling contrapuntal relationships. The accompanying recordings demonstrate techniques in typical jazz arrangements. Audio tracks feature a live jazz ensemble of veteran Berklee faculty members, illustrating the counterpoint examples so that you can hear them applied in a realistic musical context.