Berklee Online presents

Songwriting Outside the Box

We all have a particular style of writing, whether we’re aware of it or not. Our style supersedes genre, and characteristics of it bleed through.

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Student Spotlight: Tom Breyfogle

Songwriter, orchestrator, arranger, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Tom Breyfogle has an impressive history. He currently plays bass and drums with Relient K.

Zac Baird (Korn Keyboardist) Berklee Online Student Story

Touring Korn keyboardist Zac Baird regularly takes music courses to keep his skills sharp, even enrolling in a few Ableton Live classes with Berklee Online.

Networking Tips for Songwriters

One of the first questions I ask songwriters and artists I work with is, “what are you doing to network with other writers and artists?”

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How to Use Sensory Language in Song Lyrics

Berklee Online songwriting instructor Andrea Stolpe teaches you how to use sensory language in your lyrics to write more vivid songs.

Erin Barra on Her New Ableton Live MOOC

Berklee Online instructor Erin Barra talks about her Ableton Live course along with her experience being a producer, performer, songwriter, and musician.

Lyric Writing Roadblocks and How to Overcome Them

As our newest creative group is about to get underway, I’m thinking about some of the frustrations they’ve expressed with their writing and how to guide them through these challenges.

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5 Steps to More Songwriting Inspiration

There are a few things we songwriters can do to increase the odds we’ll write something slightly more rare and coveted than our average gleaning.

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Josh Rouse: Berklee Online Open Mic Series

Singer-songwriter Josh Rouse dropped by the Berklee Online offices not too long ago to speak with instructor Mike King about the music industry.

Berklee Online Partners with Avid

We are very proud to announce our partnership with Avid as we utilize Pro Tools as the foundational software for our online bachelor of professional studies degree in music production.