PODCAST EPISODE 033: Ritzy Bryan of Joy Formidable Talks Music Business, Relationships, and Finding Her Sound
Ritzy Bryan of the Joy Formidable discusses why her Welsh heritage is so important to her music, how her time on Atlantic Records helped inform her understanding of the music business, and how her guitar acrobatics hurt her Fender as well as the forehead of Joy Formidable bassist Rhydian Dafydd.
Chilean artist Nano Stern stopped by Berklee Online on the eve of his sixth US tour to play some music, discuss life on tour, and talk about musical traditions from Latin America.
A feature in the Boston Globe raised Peter Wolfe’s profile, and now he’s being recognized on the street and local politicians are asking to take selfies with him. Berklee Online signed him up for a complimentary course, and now he’s a brand ambassador.
If the name Michael Melchiondo does not ring a bell, it’s because he is known professionally by his stage name of Dean Ween. Click to check out what Deaner was talking about. (That’s a Ween reference!)
Members of the Guitar Department at Berklee College of Music share their favorite guitar picks. No, not like the things they play their guitars with, but the songs that moved them to play guitar!
Chord inversions help to smooth out motion from chord to chord, harmonize melodies, and allow smooth bass motion. On the guitar, use of inversions allows the player to be able to play some form of a given chord virtually anywhere on the neck. Inversions are your friend!
“Even if you are using a written transcription, it is imperative to listen to the recording of the transcription to be able to better understand the player’s feel, articulation, nuances, etc.”
If we believe what she wrote in her book’s introduction, Jane Miller’s office should get quite a bit neater and more organized soon.
In this timeless classic Berklee Online video, Berklee College of Music Associate Professor and Berklee Online course author and instructor Thaddeus Hogarth offers a free online guitar clinic.