Clinics and Master Classes

Compression Techniques

Friday / September 9, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Compression Techniques
Compression is an essential tool for just about any mix in every style of music. From subtle smoothing to aggressive smashing, compressors can help make your mixes louder and more modern-sounding. In this workshop, you'll learn how compressors work and techniques for dialing them in to suit your tracks. Topics will include:
 
• Compressors vs. limiters
• Using the attack and release times to control the groove
• Ratio, threshold, and other compression parameters
• Parallel compression and sidechain compression techniques
Admission: 
Free

Produce Your Demo

Thursday / September 8, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Produce Your Demo

Do you want to produce a recorded demo of your music, but are a bit unsure of where to start? Or perhaps you've done some recording, but are looking to pick up some new tips and techniques. We will explore, step-by-step, the process of producing a professional-sounding demo track using a hybrid of live and virtual instrumentation. Pro Tools will be our environment. During the preproduction stage, we will look at how to set up a session, import scratch ideas, and record virtual instruments. Along the way, we will mix our parts and use creative effects to build the track. We will track live instruments over this song foundation during the tracking phase of our presentation.

Admission: 
Free

Seven Steps to Prepare Your Music to Make Money

Thursday / October 13, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
7 Steps to Prepare Your Music to Make Money
Presented by Tony Carbone, assistant professor of Music Production & Engineering and sponsored by the Music Business Club
 
In preparing to turn your music into money, there needs to be a well-defined process for submitting music for licensing, advertising, film, and record release. There also needs to be a well-defined structure to collect revenues from these revenue streams. We will discuss the "whys" as well as the "how tos" of the process and structure, in order to meet the demands of an industry that doesn't always have a direct path, but does have a variety of ways to monetization.
 
Tony Carbone has been a faculty member at Berklee since 1987. He has written and produced records for a variety of indie and major labels. His songs have been licensed on various album compilations, films, radio drops, TV, and corporate themes. He is the owner of Ridgecrest Music, BMI and is currently an artist on Quark Records.
 
For more info on Tony please visit tonycarbonemusic.weebly.com
Admission: 
Free

Building Your Web Portfolio

Monday / November 7, 2016 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Center
150 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02215
Building Your Web Portfolio
Presented by Elise MacDonald of the Career Center and Blair Pershyn of the Learning Center
 
An artist’s website is an essential tool for promotion, serving as both portfolio and business card. We will look at some of the many choices available for you to build a site and craft your online presence. Whether you are a composer, songwriter, engineer, or performer, there are several technologies you can leverage to your advantage online. We’ll look at template-based site platforms such as Wix, as well as audio/video sharing tools such as SoundCloud and YouTube. Along the way, we’ll also discuss social media and getting the most out of your LinkedIn profile.
Admission: 
Free

Forum Featuring Jazz 100

Wednesday / September 28, 2016 / 4:00 p.m.
Zero Gravity Room
1260 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02215

The group Jazz 100 will join John Patitucci and Joe Lovano at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute forum. They will also hold an open rehearsal on September 29 from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Zero Gravity Room.

The band will include Danilo Perez, Chris Potter, Avishai Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Lizz Wright, Ben Street, Adam Cruz, and Roman Diaz. Please visit their band website for more information. 

* Limited tickets available, please contact kmatlou@berklee.edu for ticket information.

Admission: 
Free

Pablo Ziegler's New Tango

Tuesday / November 8, 2016 / 1:15 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Pablo Ziegler joined Astor Piazzolla's Quintet in 1978 and performed with him for 11 years. Ziegler carried the legacy of Piazzolla by pushing the horizon of the new tango, a rich combination of classical music, jazz, and traditional tango. 

Ziegler will demonstrate, coach, and perform through this master class with his longtime partners Claudio Ragazzi and Hector Del Curto, creating a program to take students on a journey of music from Buenos Aires.

Admission: 
Free

Daniel Rotem Clinic

Tuesday / September 20, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Berklee alumnus and Thelonious Monk Institute graduate Daniel Rotem will present a clinic concentrating on his concepts of improvisation in jazz. 

Admission: 
Free

Tony Trischka giving free lessons on September 15-16

Thursday / September 15, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

Tony Trischka will be on campus (Thursday-Friday, September 15-16th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka is perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For more than 35 years, his stylings have inspired a whole generation of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. He was not only considered among the very best pickers, he was also one of the instrument's top teachers, and created numerous instructional books, teaching video tapes and cassettes.

With his fearless musical curiosity as the guiding force, Tony Trischka's latest critically acclaimed release, Territory roams widely through the banjo's creative terrain. Nine selections partner Tony with fellow banjoists Pete Seeger, Mike Seeger, Bill Evans, Bill Keith, Bruce Molsky, and twelve all-Trischka solo tracks explore a panorama of tunings, banjo sounds, and traditions; tapping the creative potential of America's signature musical instrument.

For more information about Tony visit http://www.tonytrischka.com

 

Woody Mann giving free lessons on September 13-14

Tuesday / September 13, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

Woody Mann will be on campus (Tuesday-Wednesday, September 13-14th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Woody Mann

Woody Mann had his first musical schooling in the living room of Rev. Gary Davis, the now legendary blues, gospel, and ragtime guitarist. He soon went on to perform and record with blues legends Son House and Bukka White and contemporary finger style wizard John Fahey while studying at the Juilliard School and with jazz great Lennie Tristano. Since then Mann has pursued a rich and diverse career ranging from playing with jazz great Attila Zoller, to accompanying songwriter Dori Previn, to giving guitar lessons to Paul Simon. He has recorded extensively, performed throughout the world, and schooled countless guitarists through his many books and DVDs.  Acknowledging his artistry, the C.F. Martin guitar company has honored Woody with the release of the “WoodyMann” signature model guitar. Recently he co-produced the feature documentary film “Harlem Street Singer”, the story of Reverend Gary Davis, and has released two CD’s based on the soundtrack of the movie. Woody is widely recognized as one of the leading teachers and authorities of traditional blues music and a renowned guitar master with his own contemporary improvisational style.

For more information about Woody visit http://woodymann.com

 

Paul Rishell & Annie Raines giving free lessons on September 8-9

Thursday / September 8, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.

Paul Rishell and Annie Raines will be on campus (Thursday-Friday September 8-9th) to give currently enrolled Berklee students the opportunity to take a free private lesson. To sign up for a lesson send an email to roots@berklee.edu and ask to join the Roots email list - lesson signup sheets are distributed via email.

These lessons are made possible by the Berklee American Roots Music Program, for more information visit https://www.berklee.edu/focused/roots

About Paul Rishell & Annie Raines:

Since 1992 Paul Rishell & Annie Raines have been hailed as one of the world’s best country blues duos. They have recorded 6 albums together including the W.C. Handy Award-winning Moving to the Country (2000), and received numerous award nominations from the Blues Foundation. They have performed and recorded with John Sebastian, Susan Tedeschi, Pinetop Perkins and Rory Block. They have opened for Ray Chares, Dr. John, and Little Feat, and performed on international radio and TV shows including Late Night with Conan O’Brien and A Prairie Home Companion. They continue to perform American roots music and their own compositions at festivals, concert halls, and clubs all over the world.

For more information about Paul & Annie visit http://www.paulandannie.com

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