Common Chord Progressions and How to Make Them Your Own
Songwriting is an art form that requires creativity, imagination, and an understanding of music theory, but if we’re being honest, there’s also a degree of “fake it ‘til you make it.” And with that approach in mind, one technique you could try is to utilize classic chord progressions to write your own.
From Vinyl, CDs, MP3s, to Streaming: How I Learned to Listen with Intent
Ottavio Kaye, who is studying Contemporary Writing & Production at Berklee College of Music, shares his take on his music consumption evolution.
Hispanic Heritage Month Playlist: Music to Celebrate
Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 through October 15. It is a month to reflect and celebrate Hispanic culture’s influence in America. To help you get in the spirit we’ve put together a playlist of 15 Hispanic artists you need to know about.
How to Practice Drums in an Apartment
Learn creative solutions for practicing drums in an apartment without annoying your neighbors. Drum mute pads, brushes, blankets, and old fashioned courtesy all come into play.
What is the Best DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)?
If you want to begin a career in recording music, you just need a personal computer with a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation). Here’s a list of the different DAWs to help you pick which one is best for you.
Meet Aitor Etxebarria, Composer of Netflix’s ‘Intimidad’
A graduate of Berklee Online’s master’s degree program in Film Scoring, Aitor Etxebarria is the composer of the recently released Netflix series “Intimidad.” In this interview he discusses his creative process and his experience working in the film industry, as well as the music he made as El_Txef_A, long before he started composing for film.
Video Game Music: A Look into the Past and Present
Take a closer look into video game music of the past, and how it has impacted the present (and might impact the future). Plus, learn how listeners are enjoying video game music outside of the gaming context.
How to Get Started Making Electronic Music: Compose a Track a Day for 100 Days
Berklee Online course author Loudon Stearns created the #hundredtrackhive project for his class to help them get into the habit of writing a song every day for 100 days.