You know who Jon Kull is, even if you don’t know that you know who he is. You’ve heard his orchestrations in films like all of the “Hunger Games” movies, “King Kong,” “Avatar,” “Black Panther,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” and so many more.
Berklee Online’s class of 2019 pushed the limits of what can be done within a 24-hour day. In a roundup of Commencement spotlights, we hear the stories of graduates who worked in the industry while in pursuit of their degree.
Katelyn Brown Talks Berklee Online Graduation, Future Career Plans, and Life at Home with Kane Brown
Katelyn Brown reckons she has participated in Berklee Online classes from every state in the continental US. That’s because she’s been out on tour with husband Kane Brown for the better part of the past three years.
Bonnie Hayes talks songwriting for Bonnie Raitt (and winning a Grammy for it), touring with Bob Seger, playing keys for Billy Idol, and being blown away by the Sex Pistols in 1978, and how all of that led to her coming to teach at Berklee College of Music and Berklee Online.
To find songwriting remedies for our chord progression difficulties, we often need to start by defining the problems. Here are four ways songwriters describe feeling ‘stuck’ when it comes to writing better chord progressions.
What The Police Taught Me about Slow Touring: A Berklee Online Instructor on Booking Sting’s First US Dates
I first learned about one of the more clever touring strategies when I booked a date on the debut US tour of the now multiplatinum band the Police.
Chords are a driving element of many songs. When we’ve got four elements of songwriting to manipulate (melody, chords, lyrics, and groove), it’s natural to credit them or blame them for a successful song. But how do we songwriters find and use great chords?
Can Antelope Audio’s Edge mic modeling microphones really sound like classic, high-end mics that cost thousands of dollars more?
Continue the process of writing each day, limiting your time to just 30 to 40 minutes. This limitation helps create a no-excuse mentality, and I personally find it comforting to know that I don’t have to invest several hours of my day in order to do my part in allowing ideas to flow.