Groove Writing

CW-171
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
AR-111, ET-112, HR-112, and MTEC-111
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
CWPR majors
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Inside Berklee Courses (Online)
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

Expanding on the material introduced in Arranging 1, this course focuses on a more in-depth study of stylistic approaches of creating and writing grooves for the rhythm section (drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and percussion) and how different styles work together and influence each other. Original techniques and practical approaches to creating grooves will be presented through listening analysis, original writing techniques, as well as methods used to create hybrid grooves. Styles to be covered include: funk, rock, soul, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, electronic, and Brazilian, which includes some selected Caribbean styles. Some production analysis will be included to identify soundscapes and instrumentation as they relate to style. 

Department: 
CWP
Course chair: 
Andrea Pejrolo