Time is precious. Memories are fleeting. Music is sound-in-time, so how can we most efficiently remember and teach others our musical ideas? In this course, the basics of chart writing and music notation will be explored by looking at examples of various simple maps that indicate form, melody, harmony (chord symbols) and essential rhythmic figures, then by creating our own lead sheets. Basic arranging techniques will also be examined, working with 2-part and 3-part harmony geared toward adding horn, string and/or vocal parts to one’s arrangement. Improve your ability to see what you hear and play what you see. Students should have some experience with playing and reading music (notation and/or charts).