A vital introduction to ear training for songwriters and performers looking to improve their listening skills and become better musicians. Starting with the bass line, you'll learn a step-by-step approach to help you break down the hearing process, internalize the music, and then identify the elements of the progression.
An excellent workshop from the assistant chair of the Ear Training Department at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, this DVD is a vital intro to the topic for songwriters and performers looking to improve their listening skills and become better musicians. You'll learn to: recognize chord progressions quickly and confidently, and incorporate them into your writing and performing, listen to music more analytically, and apply this knowledge to all of your projects.
Real World Soloing: Once the basics of lead guitar playing such as scales and arpeggios have been covered, inquisitive minds would ask things like “How do I solo over a rock song?” People can go on asking things about soloing over metal, pop, country, blues, or what have you.
Sing with more power and passion under the guidance of Donna McElroy, Berklee Professor, Grammy nominee, Dove Award winner, and vocalist on multiple gold and platinum records. In this Berklee Workshop, McElroy shows you how to use the whole body to become the best singer you can be. See her work with a vocal student one on one, demonstrating how to use different muscle groups to increase vocal strength and endurance. She also provides lifestyle tips and simple everyday exercises to help you cultivate and protect the source of your vocal power – and sing with more freedom, force and stamina.
Ear training is a skill that can be built to identify chords, their quality, intervals and rhythmic structure. This skill is invaluable for those wishing to learn songs, and compose music by ear.
Enhance your singing career by learning proper vocal techniques to help prevent injuries and maximize your potential. Featured exercises will help you gain technical and expressive command of your voice. Lessons include: warm-ups, posture, breathing, tone, maintaining vocal health, and improving stamina, range and sound. Anne Peckham is a professor of voice at Berklee College of Music.
Berklee Book TradeSpark your imagination with hundreds of creative songwriting techniques! This hands-on guide provides lessons on how to write innovative songs, based on popular songwriting courses at Berklee College of Music. Whether you're a beginning songwriter who can't read a note of music, or an experienced professional looking for new ideas, this book will provide new insight into your craft; it teaches the fundamental techniques behind today's hit songs, together with easy-to-follow exercises so you can immediately apply these tools to your own art. This book comes with a CD so you can practice your songs with accompaniment, even if you can't play an instrument.