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The DIY Musician Specialization
Berklee

The DIY Musician Specialization

Write, Record, and Produce Your Own Music. Learn how to produce your own music and launch your music career.

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Stephen Webber
Pat Pattison
Leah Waldo

Instructors: Stephen Webber

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What you'll learn

  • Tools and techniques to write more compelling songs.

  • Develop your identity and vision as an artist.

  • Use ProTools to record and produce your original music.

  • Strategies to plan, launch, and manage a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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Beginner level

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1 month at 10 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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Specialization - 4 course series

Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics

Course 115 hours4.8 (848 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Define and identify the point of view, form, and the "who, what, where, when, and how" in a song

  • Identify whether a lyric is stable or unstable through the use of line lengths, number of lines, stressed and unstressed syllables, and melody

  • Utilize the various rhyming techniques to evoke specific emotions in a song and define the difference between Assonance and Consonance rhyme

  • Use phrasing to clarify your ideas

Skills you'll gain

Category: Music
Category: Songwriting
Category: Music recording
Category: Poetry

The Art of Music Production

Course 213 hours4.8 (1,984 ratings)

What you'll 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'll gain

Category: Music
Category: Songwriting
Category: Music production
Category: Audio Production
Category: Music recording

Pro Tools Basics

Course 311 hours4.7 (588 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Identify the various components in the Pro Tools interface and organize session files

  • Discuss difference between a synthesizer and sampler and know how to use each of them

  • Record a live performance into Pro Tools

  • Balance your production mix by adjusting levels, using pan, and applying effects such as EQ, reverb, and compression

Skills you'll gain

Category: Music
Category: Pro Tools
Category: Music production
Category: Music recording
Category: MIDI

What you'll learn

  • Describe and discuss your identity, vision, and intention and identify strategies to balance the management of the band and the creation of the music

  • Develop your musical brand, build and leverage a network of industry professionals, and discuss the benefits of partnering with other brands

  • Develop a vision for a recording project and engage in a professional conversation with producers

  • Plan, design, and launch a crowdfunding campaign

Skills you'll gain

Category: Social Media
Category: Music business
Category: Networking
Category: Marketing
Category: Crowdfunding

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Stephen Webber
Berklee
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