Molly Tuttle on Weaving Her Bluegrass and Punk Rock Music Backgrounds

Molly Tuttle’s “… but i’d rather be with you” is a collection of seemingly disparate cover songs—running the gamut from Rancid to the Grateful Dead—that got the singer through tough times in her life. She recorded it as a coronavirus lockdown project to get others through similar tough times.

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A colorful illustration shows modulation through the concept of changing keys.

Modulation 101: Berklee Online Instructors on How to Leap into a Key Change

Modulation can inject a song with a jolt of interest, but it takes skill to make a key change work. Be advised, songwriters: Use modulation in moderation. And learn from these Berklee Online instructors, sharing their favorite songs to feature key changes.

Berklee Online student and musician Julia Pratt is pictured, holding a guitar and performing in concert at the Umbrella Arts Center in Concord, MA, where she opened for Brandi Carlile.

Julia Pratt on ‘Two to Tango,’ Going for Her Degree, and Performing with Brandi Carlile

Julia Pratt is a full-time Berklee Online degree student who balances music business coursework and actual music business (which includes millions of streams, a collaboration with Mt. Joy, opening for Brandi Carlile, and more).

A group of United States war veterans—including Phil Schwartz and John Gerac—poses for a photo after participating in a Soldier Songs and Voices event.

Harmony and Healing: Veterans Find Camaraderie and Purpose through Music

Many US military veterans are finding that learning musical skills helps them connect with fellow vets and deal with their PTSD. Read their emotional stories.

Logos for the following music technology companies are shown: Moises.ai, DistroKid, Freestyle Vinyl, LANDR, and BandLab.

Music Technology Roundup 2023: A First-hand Account of the Latest Creative Resources for Musicians

New music technology has revolutionized how we create, produce, and edit music. Here is one writer’s challenge to himself to explore more music technology.

Sound engineer Toby Francis stands at the console, mixing front of house for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Sound Engineer Toby Francis on Working FOH for Ariana, Aerosmith, Kanye, and More

Toby Francis wrote his Berklee Online sound engineering course between front-of-house gigs for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. In this extensive discussion he shares tales that were a little too gritty for the course.

Berklee Online advisor and graduate Eric Zawada gives his daughter a hug on Graduation Day, 2023.

You May Know Eric Zawada as Your Advisor at Berklee Online, and/or You May Know Him as Your Classmate

Academic Advisor Eric Zawada recently became one of the few Berklee Online employees to earn their bachelor’s degree through the institution. This is his story.

‘Thinking Out Loud’ about Copyright and Ed Sheeran with E. Michael Harrington

Forensic Musicologist and Berklee Online instructor E. Michael Harrington—a witness in the “Blurred Lines” case—on why he wouldn’t testify that Ed Sheeran violated “Let’s Get It On” copyright. … He was asked twice!

Musician Aarya Mehta leans against her piano.

Amazing Aarya Mehta Uses Prior Learning to Finish Degree Program in a Year

Aarya Mehta gave herself the “Amazing Aarya” moniker when she was starting her YouTube music channel in ninth grade. With her achievements, she continues to live up to that name.

Vicente Avella on Exploring the ‘Physics of Light’

Musicians have explored light and darkness since, well, probably the beginning of light and darkness. Or at least since the beginning of music. But composer, pianist, and Berklee Online instructor Vicente Avella is doing something different with his new “Physics of Light” album.