Jim Stinnert will teach the fundamentals of learning to read music for the bass. He will outline and define the three levels of reading practice, and students will demonstrate each stage. Topics will include: hand position, fingering, appropriate reading material, sight reading, muscle memory, visual recognition, and practice strategies.
Join us for an afternoon with Carolina Arenas, director of Latin Writer/Publisher Relations at BMI. Arenas has previously worked as membership coordinator at the Latin Recording Academy, strategic marketing director at Fonovisa & Disa, and senior product manager for artist and repertoire at Machete Music (Universal Music). Arenas will share her experience with the Berklee community and give advice to artists on how to be successful in the Latin music industry.
This event is sponsored by Berklee International Programs and organized by Latin music studies advisor Oscar Stagnaro and Marco Flores of the Latin American Music Business Association (LAMBA).
Professor David Fiuczynski will demonstrate the Planet Microjam Concept: "We live in an increasingly connected global village where 75-80 percent of the world's music is microtonal. At the crossroads of new beats, microtonal harmonies, Eastern melodic inflections, and improvisation concepts, new musical ideas are on the horizon. Planet MicroJam collides sonic aesthetics from our increasingly connected global village to create music that sounds like a Gauguin painting—a raw, powerful, and extremely colorful mix of Eastern and Western elements."