Courses | Berklee
This course provides non-bassists with a working knowledge and ability to perform basic bass parts and bass lines. Developing a good sound, fretboard knowledge, right and left hand technique, basic major and minor scales, arpeggios, and common patterns inherent to the bass guitar will be covered.
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Guitar Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) A course developed to aid guitarists in negotiating odd and compound meters. The student will explore meters based on groupings of 5, 7, 9, and 11 through a graduated series of exercises, ‚études, class demonstration, and participation. Some knowledge of chord voicings and the ability to solo over chord changes is strongly recommended, but ...
Music Education Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course is designed to prepare students to effectively design, lead, and assess instrumental rehearsals. It examines instrumental repertoire for school music groups with extensive analysis and application of rehearsal techniques for specific elementary, middle, and high school ensemble settings.
Ensemble Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) The Directed Study – Jazz Performance Studies Ensemble is a course designed to similar to an independent study. The lead student (who has at least 5th-semester standing), submits the approved application and proposal and is responsible for leading the rehearsals, delegating responsibilities, communicating week-to-week goals, planning the ...
Percussion Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course provides ensemble experience for intermediate marimba players, percussionists, and vibraphonists. Students sight-read and rehearse ensemble works for two to six performers, tailored to enrollment each semester. The entire class may perform pieces together, and …
Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course provides an orientation on the various roles and stakeholders in today's new media industry, the traditional music business, and the performing arts industries. The course also aims to address specific matters related to dance and theater majors, and will dedicate course time to the broader performing arts and artistic nonprofit worlds.
Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course is a creative study of the musical aesthetics involved with composing and arranging in a wide range of popular Indian musical genres, including pop songs, remix hits, and classical forms. Utilizing a variety of electronic programming and production techniques, students will complete a series of guided projects that effectively ...
Advanced Dramatic Orchestration 1 | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) The course, the first in a two-course series and a prerequisite for FS-621 Advanced Dramatic Orchestration 2, requires students to investigate the orchestral palette and the individual instrumental forces therein, in order to compose idiomatically for orchestral instruments.
Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) The course encompasses the study of the properties of trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, and baritone sax, and the writing/arranging processes of standard and spread voicings, approach techniques, melodic embellishment, and guide tone backgrounds.
Introduction to Psychoacoustics | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course examines human auditory processing from the eardrum to the auditory cortex. Students learn how speech and music signals are transformed from physical activity in the environment, to sensations in the cochlea, to psychological perceptions in the brain.
Composition Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) The course is designed for performers/composers and provides a comprehensive demonstration of the capabilities of the instrument and the most successful ways to compose for it through analysis, live performances, improvisation, and mostly elementary and advanced compositional techniques. Also covers performance techniques, extended ...
Dramatic Electronic Composition | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course is an advanced tutorial in the use of new technologies for composing and producing music for visual media. It is recommended for graduate scoring students who are already thoroughly familiar with the use of at least one DAW and professional sound library.
Voice Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course focuses on development and execution of dance and movement skills as they relate to vocal performance. It is an introductory level course meant to expose musicians to a wide variety of movement styles used for stage and video performance. During the semester, students participate in physical conditioning to improve strength and ...
Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) The course covers a wide range of skills necessary for college-level work including sentence-level issues, theses, paragraph structure, organization, form, and style. A focus will be placed on writing styles appropriate to audience and purpose. In addition, the process of writing and revision will be emphasized during the course.
Piano Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This is a course for piano principals in which the live solo piano improvisations of Keith Jarrett are studied in detail. Studies include listening and analyzing live recordings such as: The Koln Concert, The Sun Bear Concerts, The Solo Concerts: Bremen/Lausanne, and La …
Woodwinds Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course focuses on the study and application of the improvisational approaches developed by John Coltrane during his first three periods: hard bop, tonic systems, and modal jazz. For each of the three periods, Coltrane’s improvisational vocabulary, harmonic and rhythmic approach, repertoire, and unique techniques will be covered.
Digital Audio Production and Design | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Course Number. EP-381. Description. Building on skills developed in the EPD core curriculum, students design and produce audio content for the kinds of real-world production projects they might expect in their career. Working in the EPD studios, students will produce content that ranges from spoken word to sound and music mixed in surround.
Harmony Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) The course includes a review of music fundamentals, e.g. clefs, note recognition, key signatures, scale construction, intervals and their inversions, triad and seventh chord construction and inversions, basic voice leading, available tensions, and an introduction to harmonic analysis, as well as melodic construction (motif, phrase, and sequences).
Professional Development Seminar | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Course Number. LHUM-400. Description. The Professional Development Seminar provides an opportunity for students in their sixth semester to reflect upon their academic and professional experience at Berklee, prepare to complete their Berklee programs, and transition from college into the professional world and/or graduate school. Students ...
Professional Music Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) A course focused on all aspects of artistic and business development, organization, and learning required skills and techniques for creating and operating a successful professional-level event and general business band. This class also includes a performance component. This course meets once weekly for two hours.
Music Production & Engineering Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course explores the roles and responsibilities of music producers and engineers from idea inception to finished product. Included is an overview of studio technologies and basic recording procedures. This course is recommended for students considering the music production and engineering major or anyone desiring a broad overview of the field.
Introduction to Stage Management | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Stage management is crucial to all of the performing arts: theater, dance, music, opera, and other performance arts. This one-semester course will teach both the methods and principles behind stage management, demonstrating how to support a production while facilitating the work of directors, designers, artists, creators, and performers.
Songwriting Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course is designed to enrich the students understanding of composition as it pertains to hip-hop. Students will learn how to write effective hip-hop songs by studying the social and cultural background of hip-hop as well as studying the lyrical and compositional elements involved.
Film Scoring Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course is a study of multitrack mixdown in a digital audio workstation environment, specifically for the needs of modern film and television scoring in a project studio. Balance and context of a mix are explored, and special consideration is given to genre-appropriate sound.
Transfer Credit | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Berklee College of Music values the college-level course work you've undertaken at institutions of higher education throughout the world and online, and allows you to apply some of it toward a Berklee degree. You are invited to submit official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions for …
Vocal Pedagogy | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course is an introductory class designed to guide advanced upper-semester voice students interested in learning effective teaching skills as a private voice teacher. Students will be directed in vocal technique and how to structure a lesson.
20th- and 21st-Century Counterpoint | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) The course is based on the examination of different realms of 20th-century counterpoint through the detailed analysis of contrapuntal styles and techniques of leading innovative composers such as Ravel, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Hindemith, Bartók, Messiaen, Honegger, Barber, and composers of the New Viennese School.
Brass Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course is designed to focus on vocal performance for brass principals. Students may or may not have experience as vocalists. All classes will be geared towards the styles the individuals are interested in, emphasizing both singing and playing.
Strings Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course will introduce string players to performance techniques useful for playing popular music.Using music by James Brown, Wilson Picket, Stevie Wonder, the Meters, and others, students will explore riffing, playing in different parts of the beat, playing without vibrato, soloing and other techniques that will help them play convincingly in several styles of dance music.
Stage Performance Workshop | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Course Number. PS-625. Description. In this workshop, vocalists and instrumentalists develop and perfect the skills necessary for live performance. They explore the concept that good performances involve not only excellent musicianship but also a high level of stage presence and audience interaction. Students explore the different kinds of ...
Japanese 1 | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course is an introduction to spoken and written Japanese language. It focuses on grammar and oral performance through everyday conversation techniques. The areas covered include reading and pronunciation of the written language as well as the study of Japanese culture, traditions, and customs.
Lyric Writing | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course explores lyric writing and is designed both for experienced songwriters and those who are new at it. The course is tool-based, designed to dig into the craft of lyric writing, to explore practical strategies and techniques, and to reveal options and opportunities.
Introduction to Film Scoring for Non-Majors | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Course Number. FS-114. Description. Investigation of the aesthetic relationship between film and music. Discussion of the many functions of film music with analysis of its most effective application to dramatic situations. Exploration of career opportunities in film and television music. This course is suitable for students not intending to ...
Ear Training Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Ear Training 2 – Entering is an advanced placement course that covers the content of Ear Training 1 and Ear Training 2 in one semester. Upon successful completion of the course with a passing grade, students receive credit for both Ear Training 1 and Ear Training 2.
Music Business/Management Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course introduces students to the fundamentals of how a creative entrepreneur works, relates, acts, creates, iterates, and adapts. This course covers the fundamental similarities between being an artist and thinking entrepreneurially, and develops students’ entrepreneurial capacities by building on their existing creative instincts such as collaboration, improvisation, the ability to ...
Advanced Sound Design Techniques | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Course Number. EP-322. Description. Building on the concepts learned in EP-223, this course further develops a student’s understanding and application of core synthesis skills to include additive, FM, sampling, and other advanced synthesis techniques. Additional work with sonic ear training and patch dictation helps students identify and ...
Jazz Composition Courses | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) The course does not follow a particular methodology, but rather encourages the student to find his/her own voice within the genre. The class begins with a historical survey of the jazz fusion idiom starting with Miles Davis's landmark Bitches Brew recording and continues with the music of the alumni of Davis' influential bands, up to today.
Introduction to Music Technology | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course introduces the fundamentals of music technology geared to the needs of today's professional musician. One of the most significant challenges facing musicians today is mastering the skills required to continually adapt to a changing technology base.
Advanced Drum Rudiments 1 | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Course Number. ILPC-319. Description. A study of the 26 American rudiments, the Swiss rudiments, and their variations. Application of rudimental vocabulary to successful performance of solo études, including Wilcoxon's Modern Swing Solos. Credits. 1. Prerequisites. ILPD-112. Electable By.
Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) After course work is completed, students will engage in 1,040 hours of clinical internship at an approved site and will be evaluated on the skills and competencies listed above. This prepares students to sit for the Board Certification Examination to earn the MT-BC (Music Therapist - Board Certified) credential.
Music Production and Engineering Bachelor's Degree | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) Course # Title Credits; MHIS-3XX: Music History Elective (any MHIS course level 300 or higher): 2: LMAS-xxx: Music and Society (any LMAS course): 3: XXXX-xxx: Liberal Arts Elective These courses are chosen from any three-credit Liberal Arts category (LENG, LMSC, LHIS, LSOC, LVIS, or LMAS).
Writing for Big Band | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) An orchestration/arranging course that focuses on the techniques and concepts of writing for big band. Content also includes the arranging process and how to adapt and modify the musical elements of a composition into an effective arrangement. The course deals with notation, voicings, and combinations of the various sections comprising the ...
Live Playback Engineering and Performance Design | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course offers students interested in live playback engineering, music programming, and live music production design the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to support touring artists. Students will design and configure live electronic performance rigs that support a wide range of musical needs in a modern live performance environment.
Graduate Internship | Berklee
Posted: (0 seconds ago) This course provides students an opportunity to integrate professional and academic experience through internships. The internship site must be approved by the student’s faculty advisor and/or the program director and must provide a learning experience that enables the student to …