Jane Miller, professor of guitar, will present concepts from her book Introduction to Jazz Guitar in a master class format. The class (and book) aim to help guitar students integrate some jazz techniques and vocabulary into their playing, regardless of style. Students who are firmly rooted in jazz will also find new material here to propel their playing. Improvising comping and chord solos will be discussed and demonstrated.
Talk to SESAC's VP of Film/TV/Developing Media Erin Collins and SESAC composer Jon Ehrlich (Party of 5, House, Parenthood, Graceland) about performing rights organizations and working in film/TV scoring. Open to Berklee community.
GRAMMY® Award-winning artists Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle will perform as part of The Umbrella benefit concert series. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the intimate performance and Q&A.
Build your dream instruments and load up fat, layered sounds in seconds with the Combinator, Reason's unique tool for combining and controlling devices. It's not an effect unit. It's not a synth or sampler - it's both and more!
The Combinator is a sophisticated device that allows you to build elaborate chains of Reason units - instruments, effects, and pattern sequencers. With its ability to load up complex instruments routed through effect units and dynamic processors in one go, the Combinator is an extremely playable and performance-friendly device, perfect for both stage and studio use. In this workshop, we will demonstrate step-by-step how to build both custom instruments and unique effects, taking advantage of Reason’s control voltage jacks and the Combinator’s built-in programmer.
A lot of different software with controllers and drum machines is available, but is it really helpful in creating drum sequences? Come and see as Learning Center trainer Eric Levine and lab manager Sohta Tsuchiya talk about the software and controllers they use to produce grooves and how they can help your creative workflow.
Pro Tools is the industry standard digital audio workstation software used in countless studios and production houses and by many leading industry professionals. It is an incredibly powerful platform, but for beginners and veterans alike, the software can sometimes be confusing, and it may not be completely apparent how to get something done. Join Berklee alumnus and former Learning Center student employee Pablo San Martin '15 as he gives pointers and great advice for all your mixing and production endeavors.
Randy Felts presents "The X-Ploding Saxophone" which is an attempt to describe the expanding possibilities of music expression made possible by the invention and development of the Synthophone (digital saxophone). Come and see how a sax player can use familiar performance techniques in a totally new world of sound. Play vibes, strings, harmonized saxophone sections and sounds you've never heard before using a normal alto sax as the control tool.
Internationally renowned guitar virtuoso German Schauss will present a clinic on modern rock guitar techniques and concepts. This clinic will cover the following, among other topics:
Picking, legato, sweeping, and tapping techniques
Development of good practice habits
Understanding scales, modes, and sounds
Developing your own voice and uniqueness on the instrument
In addition to being a guitarist, Schauss is a 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 bestselling books and videos like Shredding Guitar Workout, Shredding Bach, 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.
During this workshop, we'll create a number of unique sampler instruments from free samples. Along the way, we will look at many of Kontakt's editing windows such as the wave editor, the mapping editor, and the group editor as well as the powerful effects and modulation capabilities inside Kontakt.