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Metal Guitar

7 Fundamental Metal Guitar Techniques

Learn how to stop sounding mechanical and start sounding like some of your favorite Metal guitar artists in this series of video tutorials by Shaun Michaud.

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The 1978 "Halloween" movie image of a jack-o'-lantern figure holding a knife.

The ‘Halloween’ Theme: What Makes the Music so Scary?

The music from the 1978 film Halloween was revolutionary, not just because director John Carpenter also composed the score, but because of Carpenter’s adventurous use of early synth pads and stabs, which helped him create one of the most powerful and creepiest soundtracks of all time.

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Improvising in Ableton Live

Break out of your rigid DAW routines and learn how to improvise in Ableton Live with the help of Berklee Online music production course author Erin Barra.

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Singing Lessons to Develop Your Sound and Style

In these five singing lessons, learn about breath support, agility and flexibility of the voice, how to match pitch, and more with the help of Jeannie Gagné.

Jazz guitar improvisation

10 Must-Know Scales for Jazz Improvisation

Learn the 10 scales that cover 95 percent of all jazz improvisation situations with the help of Gary Burton.

Acoustic blues guitar with a slide.

How to Play Acoustic Blues Guitar

Learn the history and techniques to start playing acoustic blues guitar with these four tips from Berklee Online guitar instructor Dan Bowden.

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How to Process Music Industry Data

Liv Buli, author of the “Data Analytics in the Music Business” course at Berklee Online, teaches you how to process music industry data using the data pyramid.

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How Music Publishers Pick Hit Songs

Berklee Online music business instructor Eric Beall explains how music publishers pick hit songs, providing sample questions and examples of feedback.

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How to Create Music Arrangements for Melodic Shapes

Music arranger Jerry Gates explains how to create music arrangements for linear, circular, and square melodic shapes in this excerpt from his course “Arranging: Woodwinds and Strings.”

Gaming Music: How to Price Your Composition Work

If you’re first starting out scoring music for games, it’s important to know what to charge for your labor so you don’t shortchange yourself or undervalue your skills. In this article you’ll learn about industry going rate, bundling, upselling, revisions, overages, and perhaps most importantly, how to figure out what a client can afford.