Berklee Online presents

PODCAST EPISODE 027: Tony Trischka talks banjo, Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Earl Scruggs, Steve Martin, and Bruce Springsteen

Tony Trischka’s list of collaborators includes Pete Seeger, Bela Fleck, Earl Scruggs, and Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, so it’s no surprise that he has been called “perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world.” 

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PODCAST EPISODE 026: Darlene Love Talks Holidays, Phil Spector, and ’20 Feet from Stardom’

Whether you know Darlene Love from her smash hit, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on the Phil Spector holiday album, or from her profile in the film, “20 Feet From Stardom,” this Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is a force to be reckoned with.

PODCAST EPISODE 025: Tanya Donelly talks Belly, Breeders, and Throwing Muses

Tanya Donelly discusses her life in music, including her beginnings with Throwing Muses and the Breeders, and her major breakthrough with Belly, a band she’s currently enjoying a reunion with.

5 Tips for Covering Songs on YouTube

Before you launch your own cover music channel, here are 5 tips to help you connect with YouTube’s nearly 2 billion monthly users!

5 Must-Try Habits for Musicians

Want a long-term career in music? Embrace these 5 essential habits!

Singing for the Circus: Meet Eirini Tornesaki

Meet Eirini Tornesaki. When this native of Crete, Greece, isn’t performing with Cirque du Soleil as the sole vocalist in the big top show Kurios, she’s studying songwriting online with Berklee.

Transcribing Jazz Guitar: An Interview with Michael Kaplan

“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.”

Slap Bass Lines: Slap Technique

One of the most challenging aspects of playing slap bass is maintaining an even, full, clear sound. Keep on practicing these exercises and you’ll notice significant improvement in your slapping.

Basic Funk for Drums

Originally published as Introduction: Basic Beats in Beyond the Backbeat: From Rock & Funk to Jazz & Latin by Larry Finn Learning a New Beat Whenever you are learning a new beat, whether it is by reading it or by listening to it, follow these guidelines. 1. Practice slowly. Working at a slow tempo helps […]

The Dynamic Tone Effect??

Have you ever played a gig and absolutely loved your tone at the beginning of the night….then somehow as the evening progressed, you found it increasingly more difficult to get a good sound