Clinics and Master Classes

The Art of Extemporaneous Composition

Thursday / July 23, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Daryl Lowery
Daryl Lowery

Daryl Lowery, a professor in the Ear Training Department and tenor saxophonist, is joined by fellow Berklee faculty Mark Walker on drums, Dave Clark on bass, and Gilson Shacknik on piano to perform new original music from the quartet's upcoming release, For Those Who Wait. They will also play selections from Unity of One, and the performance will be followed by a discussion of the creative process involved in each composition and the unique approaches to writing music based in the art of improvisation.

A Berklee faculty member since 1987, Lowery was born and raised in the metropolitan New York area. After coming to Boston to study at the New England Conservatory, he has recorded and performed with such notables as Dizzy Gillespie, Jackie Byard, the eclectic Ran Blake, and Boston’s funk legend Ellis Hall. He has been a member of Al Kooper’s band for the past fourteen years and is featured on his latest releases, Black Coffee and White Chocolate. Lowery's group, Instant!Groove, released its highly successful first recording in 2004, of which Jazziz magazine wrote “[Daryl Lowery and Instant!Groove] specialize in the funky soul-jazz grooves commonly referred to as 'acid-jazz'….The rhythm section is elastic, mid-tempo patterns aid excellent solos....” The band's 2013 release, Let It Go, features Ra-Kalam Bob Moses on drums and the late T Lavitz on B3.

Admission: 
Free

GoPro: The Essential Tool in the Musician's Arsenal to Capture, Edit, Share

Tuesday / July 21, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
Dubbing Stage
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

Q: What do the Foo Fighters and festivals such as Bonnaroo, Coachella, Outside Lands, EDC, and SXSW all have in common?

A: They all use GoPro cameras to capture their performances.

In 2015, a strong media presence is essential for the success of the modern musician. High-quality video is an indispensible part of that process. GoPro principals Neil Dana (director of music marketing), Jaymo Jamieson (global education and training manager), and Gabe Noguez (music media manager) will discuss how to integrate GoPro as a critical and essential tool in the modern musician's arsenal. The team will address ways to enable artists to easily capture, edit, and share their most passionate and meaningful musical experiences to the wider audience. Workflow, video, and philosophy will be demonstrated. Please join us for this unique event.

Admission: 
Free

German Schauss: The Total Shred Guitarist (or, How to Get More Notes out of Your Guitar)

Tuesday / July 28, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Internationally renowned guitar virtuoso German Schauss will be presenting a clinic on modern rock guitar techniques and improvisational concepts. German Schauss is a guitarist, composer, author, and educator. He performs and tours as the leader of his own band and with other internationally known artists. Schauss writes music for commercials, TV, and video games, and has been named one of the 50 fastest guitarists of all time by Guitar World magazine. The author of best selling books and videos like Shredding Guitar Workout, Shredding Bach, Shredding Paganini, Shredding the Composers, Serious Shred, and The Total Shred Guitarist, he also writes the popular monthly column “Instant Shredding” for Germany’s biggest guitar magazine, Gitarre & Bass. Please visit his website for more information.

The Great British Recording Studios

Friday / July 24, 2015 / 2:00 p.m.
Dubbing Stage
160 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

Some of the most important and influential recordings of all time were created in the iconic English studios of the 1960s and 1970s, places like Abbey Road, Decca, Olympic, Trident, AIR, and Apple. This presentation by veteran music journalist Howard Massey, author of the Behind the Glass series and the upcoming book The Great British Recording Studios, will unravel the origins of the British sound and provide detailed descriptions of the people, equipment, and innovative recording techniques that came out of those hallowed halls, including rare photographs, videos, and musical examples.

Admission: 
Free

Donald Harrison

Monday / August 10, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Legendary saxophonist and Mardi Gras Chief from New Orleans, Donald Harrison will perform with a Five-Week student band and discuss his career and ideas about music.

Admission: 
Free

Livingston Taylor

Monday / August 3, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Livingston Taylor will perform and present ideas about building a life and career in music.

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Free

Dave Ellefson

Monday / July 27, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Bassist and founding member of the band Megadeth, Dave Ellefson will perform with a Five-Week faculty band and discuss his career.

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Free

Produce a Song in a Day

Thursday / July 16, 2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Produce a Song in a Day

Interested in music production? In this event, Learning Center staff will produce a song using GarageBand, touching on virtual instruments, audio recording, and effects. We will also check out the mixing features in Logic, the popular production app. Learn everything you need to know to start and finish your own track.

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Free

Duo Clinic with Tuck & Patti

Wednesday / August 19, 2015 / 12:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tuck & Patti

Tuck Andress and Patti Cathcart of Tuck & Patti present a clinic on performing as a guitar and vocal duo.

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Free

Solo Jazz Guitar Clinic with Tuck Andress

Tuesday / August 18, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Tuck & Patti

Tuck Andress of the duo Tuck & Patti presents a clinic on solo guitar playing and arranging.

Admission: 
Free

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