Posts Tagged ‘Berklee’

The Joy of Repetition

February 27, 2013

Berklee College

Here’s a songwriting lesson disguised as an interview on audio production. Doug Orey, Online Student Advisor at Berklee Music, interviews Stephen Webber, musician, composer, DJ, record producer, studio designer, and professor at the Berklee College of Music on the topic of Music Production Analysis.

Among many other gems in this 40 minute video are some examples of songs and artists that use repetition creatively. As part of his riff on repetition, check out the discussion at 14:35 on the ‘trust’ hormone that is produced in very intimate human relations and when singing.

Click here to watch the interview:


free guitar handbook from Berklee

November 29, 2012

Berklee logo

Get a taste of Berklee’s legendary guitar instruction in their free downloadable Guitar Handbook. This extensive PDF contains lessons taken from Berklee’s 12-week online guitar courses, and covers introductory topics such as scales, triads, strumming techniques, and more.

Download it here.

Pat Pattison master class: melodic & lyric rhythm

May 7, 2010

Master Songwriter Pat Pattison’s insights into songwriting with this Master Class session.

3 secrets of songwriting success

August 20, 2009

michael shorr

Here’s a gold mine of insights into learning how to become a better songwriter from Michael Shorr, from a conference call. Listen to this 60 minute mp3 as he tells how he learned to become a songwriter, before going to Berklee, and then goes on to talk about 3 secrets to songwriting success in detail.

If you don’t have 60 minutes, just listen to the first 5 minutes and see if you don’t learn something good.

Derek Sivers

September 23, 2008

Songwriting advice from Derek Sivers, from a talk given to incoming first-year students at Berklee College of Music (September 5, 2008).

If you are a writer, you should not only write a song a week, but spend twice as long improving it as you do writing it.

See the entire talk on YouTube: