It's All in the Song II - Songwriter and Producer
August 12–15, 2013
ANNOUNCEMENT: Students who complete It's All in the Song I - Songwriter and Performer (August 5-8) and It's All in the Song II - Songwriter and Producer (August 12-15), will receive a $100 discount.
What's the program like?
The Songwriter and Producer program will provide you with an opportunity to learn about the most current songwriting and production techniques used by successful artists. You'll gain perspective on the most recent evolutions and developments in the industry and their impact on modern music making.
Berklee will be sharing this content in a unique format for the first time at a world-renowned industry landmark, The Village Studios, in Los Angeles.
Classes will include Listening Like A Producer; Production Masterclass; Songwriting Analysis: Melody, Harmony and Arranging; Electronic Production Techniques; Music Production with Ableton Live; Song Demo Production and more.
Location: The Village Studios, 1616 Butler Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Who are the instructors?
The program will be taught by Berklee faculty members.
What's the schedule?
Clinics generally will run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with some special events in the evening.
Listening Like a Producer: Whether you are programming dance tracks, writing songs, making hip-hop beats, or producing records, development of your listening skills can transform your musicianship and take your art to new levels. This seminar is packed with concrete, practical tools to help musicians of all levels respond to music the way top producers do.
Production Masterclass: Each participant will receive professional, personal feedback of their CD, demo, or live performance. Feedback includes strengthening your material, focusing your artistic vision, finding your voice, refining arrangements to emphasize your strengths, and realizing professional standards of production and engineering. Recordings can be in any style of vocal or instrumental music.
Songwriting Analysis: Meloday, Harmony, and Arranging: Songwriting is an inspirational process, but also one that relies on strong musicianship craft. This session will address many considerations related to popular music harmony, melody writing, song form and arranging in order to help you better produce your music.
Electronic Production Techniques: Electronic programming plays an important role in the development of original sounds and effects for a broad range of entertainment media, from pop songs to television and film. This session will provide an introduction to the building blocks of programming a synthesizer, examine different types of synthesis technologies, and present examples of sound design in a variety of production settings.
Music Production with Ableton: Ableton Live has gained immense popularity in recent years for its ability to inspire musicians from all walks of life to rethink how they produce and perform music both in the studio and on stage. This workshop will provide an overview of the program’s creative tool set, and explore its capability as a platform for pop production, remixing, and DJing.
Special Lectures: Presentations on Song Demo Production, Production Considerations for the Performer, and more.
Where will I eat and sleep?
Students are responsible for researching and booking their own lodging. There are a number of lodging options within walking distance to the event location. Students are encouraged to research these options online. Lunch will be included as part of the program. Students are responsible for their own breakfast and dinner.