Songwriting Sessions with John Mayer
|Mayer focused on making each song the best it could be, paying close attention to such details as rhythm and phrasing.|
|Photo by Phil Farnsworth|
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Students come to Berklee expecting to hear talks from world-renowned artists, and maybe shake a hand or two. But would they have imagined getting a personal songwriting session with John Mayer?
Along with talking to a standing-room-only crowd at the Berklee Performance Center, Mayer came down to ground level—coaching aspiring songwriters the week of October 6. Though he's known for his stage presence, he shone in putting his talents to serve other people's songs.
Twelve students and one alumna, chosen by songwriting faculty with input from knowledgeable people across the college, played their compositions for Mayer and got one-on-one expert feedback on improving their work.
Mike Aljadeff, Jonathan Carr, and Keppie Coutts '08 got even more: Mayer's services as a producer recording their tracks at Mix One Studios. Click on the photo to see more.