E.g., 2016-06-02
E.g., 2016-06-02
E.g., 2016-06-02
May 2nd 2016

Learn about the music production process—including recording, editing, and mixing—and the tools available to you to create contemporary music on your computer. With the recent introduction of high-quality-low-cost software and hardware, the tools of music production are now available to the masses. Albums are made in bedrooms as well as studios. On the surface this is liberating. Anyone can make an album for the low cost of a couple pieces of gear and a software package. But, if you dig deeper, you will find that it is not so easy. Producing music requires knowledge, dedication, and creativity.

Average: 7.6 (8 votes)
May 2nd 2016

There’s a songwriter lurking somewhere inside you, peeking around corners, wondering if it’s safe to come out. Now it is. This course is an invitation to let your inner songwriter step into the sunlight. All it takes is a simple “yes” and you’ll be climbing that windy hill, marveling at the view. If you haven’t written any or many songs, this course will show you an efficient, effective process for tailoring songs to express your ideas and emotions. If you have, you’ll look at your process differently, taking control of aspects of the process you may have not noticed.

Average: 8.6 (21 votes)
May 2nd 2016

Learn the basic concepts of improvisation from Gary Burton, one of the most renowned improvisers in the jazz world, including the mental, melodic, and harmonic processes that contribute to the instinctive skills that an improviser puts to use when taking a solo.

Average: 4.5 (4 votes)
May 2nd 2016

Learn the basic concepts and approaches needed to understand, create, and perform contemporary music. Shannon Jacob will be your Teaching Assistant (TA) for the course. A recent graduate of Berklee, Shannon majored in Contemporary Writing and Production. Hailing from the island of Sri Lanka where she was the Director of Music.inc; a non profit show choir that granted the wishes of terminally ill children. She is a firm believer that music can be used as a powerful tool to educate and inspire those around her.

Average: 6.1 (11 votes)
Apr 25th 2016

In this project-centered course*, you will create sounds and use them in your own musical compositions. Whether you're an aspiring producer, composer, or hobbyist, this course will help you gain skills in music production and confidence using software synthesizers. Along with your classmates, you will create a massive database of designed sounds, or patches, to use in your compositions. As part of the course, you will work with a free version of FXpansion Strobe 2.

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Apr 25th 2016

Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic or electric guitar. You'll learn an easy approach to get you playing quickly, through a combination of exploring the instrument, performance technique, and basic music theory.

Average: 5.5 (18 votes)
Apr 18th 2016

This course has been developed to provide students with the latest instruction on the best way for creators, consumers, and facilitators to navigate the resurgence of one of the world’s most exciting industries: the music business. Three things are clear about today’s music industry: The consumption of music is expanding at the greatest rate in history and from the most portals ever imagined, the cost of producing music is decreasing, and the number of artists creating and seeking to expose their work and develop careers through the Internet has increased dramatically.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Apr 18th 2016

Learn the latest about the rapidly changing music industry from recording, publishing, and distribution to legal issues confronting music commerce. Three things are clear about today’s music industry: The consumption of music is expanding at the greatest rate in history and from the most portals ever imagined, the cost of producing music is decreasing, and the number of artists creating and seeking to expose their work and develop careers through the Internet has increased dramatically.

Average: 6.5 (4 votes)
Apr 18th 2016

Explore emerging innovations in vocal production, audio engineering, recording, and mixing. We are in the midst of an explosion of musical creativity as a result of technologies that allow you to record music using your laptop or tablet. Whether you are a singer, music producer, audio engineer, or just someone that likes to make good music with vocals, it is essential to have an understanding of vocal technologies for music production.

Average: 7 (3 votes)
Apr 18th 2016

Learn Ableton Live’s most powerful tools and how to use them to take your musical ideas from conception to final recording.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Apr 18th 2016

Learn skills and listen to examples from world-renown entrepreneurs and innovators as they discuss the parallels between the creative and entrepreneurial journeys -- and why entrepreneurship, much like music or creativity, is something we all possess.

Average: 6.8 (4 votes)
Apr 18th 2016

Learn key concepts and approaches needed to understand, create, and perform contemporary music. Do you have a passion for music and want to learn more about how it works? Are you a musician who learned by ear and has no formal training? Would you like to study music but are unsure of where to begin? Then this music theory course is for you.

Average: 5.8 (11 votes)
Apr 11th 2016

Producing music is an incredibly creative process, and knowing the tools of the trade is essential in order to transmit the musical ideas in your head into the DAW in a creative and uninhibited way. Whether you have used a computer to create music before, or you have been curious about production for years, this 4-week course will give you an introductory look into the world of Avid Pro Tools and Pro Tools First.

Average: 3 (3 votes)
 

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