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Intermediate Level

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Approx. 14 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Discuss why one musical recording is more compelling than another and identify the unique elements of the recording that contribute to it

  • Begin to assess and establish your identity, vision, and intention as an artist and producer

  • Write and develop a compelling piece of music by utilizing various tools

  • Establish the sonic signature of your production by utilizing specific production techniques

Skills you will gain

Audio ProductionMusicMusic productionSongwritingMusic recording

Learner Career Outcomes

40%

started a new career after completing these courses

43%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Intermediate Level

There is no prior experience or knowledge required to enroll in this course.

Approx. 14 hours to complete
English

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Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to The Art of Music Production

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 1 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
5 readings
A Note From Stephen10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Course Resources10m
Earn A Course Certificate10m
Join the Discussion!10m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?30m
3 hours to complete

Listening Like A Producer

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 18 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Why Do We Listen To Music?3m
Listening Emotionally vs. Listening Technically2m
Kinesthetic Observation - Emotional Cues4m
Elements of A Compelling Musical Recording4m
Letting Go Of Prejudice2m
2 readings
Elements of a Compelling Recording10m
Join Your Study Group10m
2 practice exercises
Identifying Emotions30m
Listening Like a Producer30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Identity, Vision, and Intention

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 21 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
Artist Comparison Exercise4m
Artist Identity Workshop3m
Producer Identity Workshop6m
What is your Artistic Intention?2m
Giving and Receiving Feedback3m
3 readings
Artist Identity Examples10m
What is Your Artistic Vision?10m
Join Your Study Group10m
3 practice exercises
Defining Your Artist Identity30m
Defining Your Producer Identity30m
IVI30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Strengthening Musical Productions: Tools & Strategies

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 50 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
10 videos
Form: The Structure of Your Song7m
5 Tools for Writing Better Lyrics9m
Crafting Better Melodies4m
Repetition3m
Arranging - Rule of Threes5m
Studio Performance2m
Programmed Tracks5m
Singers: Virtuoso vs. Vibe3m
Producing Vocals4m
2 readings
Song Form10m
Join Your Study Group10m
2 practice exercises
Arranging - The Rule of Threes30m
Tools & Strategies30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Defining the Sonic Signature of your Song

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 47 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
Single-Source Recording5m
Multi-Track Recording5m
Sound Absorbtion vs. Sound Proofing2m
Acoustic Spaces & Mic Placement5m
Microphone Types and Pick Up Patterns8m
Layering7m
Guitar Micing Clinic3m
Application of Technology to Art5m
Where To Go From Here48s
2 readings
Microphone Types and Pick Up Patterns10m
Join Your Study Group10m
1 practice exercise
The Sonic Signature30m

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