A crucial part of becoming a better musician is belonging to a community of musicians. In addition to weekly lessons, these group sessions will be available starting mid-semester. In these sessions, students will collaborate, perform, and learn side-by-side. They are divided by level and experience where appropriate and will change the focus of study throughout the semester based on the goals/interests of the musicians. Frequency and rate to be determined.
1. Open Mic
The purpose of the Open Mic sessions is to give the songwriters a chance to hone their performance skills and get feedback on their work from their fellow songwriters. This is the perfect supportive environment to learn to master one’s focus, collaborate with other musicians, get inspired, and connect with the audience. Through this class, musicians play for their fellow songwriters, gain friends and confidence in their abilities, and the added motivation and discipline that comes from performing for peers on a regular basis.
Learn how to recognize complex rhythms, chord progressions, and keys. Become more empowered as a musician to write in notation and grasp the patterns behind the notes on the page. Through this class, the songwriters will strengthen sight-reading and ear-training skills, break-down keys, and gain a deeper understanding of the logic and language of music.
Recommended for those pursuing composition.
111. Recording & MIxing
These sessions will be exploring basic techniques of recording, layering, producing, and mixing, so that the songwriters in the studio will be equipped to record their own tracks at home. The musicians will be recording each other’s work, producing, collaborating, and learning how to spark off of each other’s creativity and ideas, and how to troubleshoot home-based sound setups.
You might just meet your next bandmate here.