Alumni Affairs/See All BT IssuesBerklee Today Spring 2009

A Magazine for Contemporary Music and Musicians
Volume 
20
Number 
4
Spring
2009

Berklee Beat

A New Kind of Corporate Gig

A New Kind of Corporate Gig

Recently, the members of the band Six, composed of leaders of prominent companies in the Greater Boston area, eagerly took the stage in front of a packed house at Berklee’s Café 939.

Berklee's Helping Hands

Berklee's Helping Hands

By Marjorie O'Malley

The Luongo family from left to right, John, Kelsey ’11, Devon, and Rhonda.

Regional Spotlights

Breaking in on Broadway

Breaking in on Broadway

By Mark Small

New York alumni have made their mark in different quarters of the music industry.

Southwest Scene

Southwest Scene


Sarah Sharp
the Alumni Beat

Alumni Beat

By Karen Bell

L.A. Newsbriefs

L.A. Newsbriefs

By Peter Gordon

The Woodshed

Christian Jacobs '86

Let your Ear and your Heart Lead

For this lesson on my approach to reharmonizing, I’m going work with an old Japanese song titled “Akatonbo.” I generally do a reharmonization in several steps. To show the whole process, I’ve recorded solo piano versions of the tune documenting each stage.

Coda

Trouble No More

Trouble No More

Dickey Betts rearranged the entire molecular structure of my finicky guitar and had it sounding just as gorgeous and full as it had the first day I played it.

Lead Sheet

A Vision for Africana Studies/Black Music Culture at Berklee

A Vision for Africana Studies/Black Music Culture at Berklee
Berklee’s black faculty and alumni challenged the college from the inside to honor and codify the influence and impact of African-American musicians.

Global Groove

New's From Berklee's Office of International Programs

By Jason Camelio

News from Berklee's Office of International Programs
Here is a roundup of some of the individual and collaborative programs and projects happening around the world that are yielding results and accolades.