If you’re writing too many of your songs just using major triads, your listeners may start to get bored. The way to color and contrast harmonies is by transforming major triads into suspended [...]
When people ask Pete Muller what he does for a living, he’ll usually tell them that it depends on the day.
The most important quality in songwriting is melody. If you want your melody to stand out, you shouldn’t be afraid to try notes other than the most common notes used in any key (the root or the [...]
Alicia Bognanno of Bully was a recent guest on Berklee Online LIVE, offering helpful advice for aspiring songwriters.
As editor in chief of Berklee Press, Jonathan Feist has overseen the publication of well over 200 books. Berklee Contemporary Music Notation is the third book he has published as the sole author. [...]
School is hard enough on its own, and the added stress of trying to manage your own band or solo music career can be overwhelming.
The experience of recording my first album taught me a lot about myself and how well I work with others. It taught me to advocate for myself and be confident in my own creative decisions.
Josh Ritter says there is a time to write a song, and a time when you definitely should not write a song.
After 40 years in the music business, as one of the leaders of the B-52's, Cindy Wilson is finally releasing her solo debut! "Change," on the Kill Rock Stars label marks a drastic, er, um, change.
Renowned educator David Skorton has played music as a hobby for nearly 60 years, so it makes sense that when he tested the waters of online education, he dipped into a music course.
Dr. Suzanne Hanser discusses her illustrious career in music therapy, and how her profession brought her back to Boston to teach at Berklee College of Music.
One of the most important skills for any self-producing songwriter to know is how to record vocals. Here are a few quick tips, with an instructional video.
Cleniece and Christine are both musical educators based in Kenya. They both chanced upon Berklee Online courses and found them so inspirational that they used the material to teach their students.