6 Original Blues Guitar Architects to Rediscover
The musical elements of blues are distinctly African in origin—the pentatonic scales, polyrhythms, use of microtones and pitch bends, and call and response phrase structure all originate from the African continent. Black History Month is the perfect time to get reacquainted with these architects of the blues guitar.
Acoustic Guitar Techniques to Move Past Beginner Level
To get your acoustic guitar sounding like Joni Mitchell’s, Nick Drake’s, James Taylor’s, and Lindsey Buckingham’s, here are three acoustic guitar techniques that you can start practicing today.
Film Scoring Tips from 5 Classic Movies
Ben Newhouse shares film scoring tips from the movies “Troy,” “Cold Mountain,” “The Green Mile,” “Jurassic Park,” and “The Matrix.”
Scoring for Games: Top Techniques for Composing Music for Interactive Media
Michael Sweet shares eight techniques that can be used to score interactive music for video games.
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.
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.
Online Voice Lessons to Develop Your Singing
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 Scales for Improvisation That You Must Know
Learn the 10 scales that cover 95 percent of all jazz improvisation situations with the help of Gary Burton.
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.
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.