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Ce que vous allez apprendre

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    Discuss why one musical recording is more compelling than another and identify the unique elements of the recording that contribute to it

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    Begin to assess and establish your identity, vision, and intention as an artist and producer

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    Write and develop a compelling piece of music by utilizing various tools

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    Establish the sonic signature of your production by utilizing specific production techniques

Compétences que vous acquerrez

Audio ProductionMusicMusic productionSongwritingMusic recording

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Programme du cours : ce que vous apprendrez dans ce cours

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Welcome to The Art of Music Production

Welcome to The Art of Music Production! Before you begin the course, we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your experience.

1 vidéo (Total 1 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
1 vidéo
Welcome1 min
4 lectures
A Note From Stephen10 min
Connect with Your Classmates10 min
Course Resources10 min
Earn A Course Certificate10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
What Are Your Goals?8 min
3 heures pour terminer

Listening Like A Producer

By the end of this lesson, you’ll understand the concepts of listening to music emotionally and technically. Strategies for maintaining objectivity and using kinesthetic observations to discover musical effectiveness will be internalized. You’ll train yourself to make distinctions on what works and what doesn’t work, rather than just passively listening as a fan.

6 vidéos (Total 18 min), 1 lecture, 3 quiz
6 vidéos
Why Do We Listen To Music?3 min
Listening Emotionally vs. Listening Technically2 min
Kinesthetic Observation - Emotional Cues4 min
Elements of A Compelling Musical Recording4 min
Letting Go Of Prejudice2 min
1 lecture
Elements of a Compelling Recording10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Identifying Emotions2 min
Listening Like a Producer22 min
3 heures pour terminer

Identity, Vision, and Intention

In this lesson, you’ll hone in on your identity as a recording artist: who are you, and what are you meaning to convey through your music? You’ll work on refining your vision and intention for the recordings you’ll make employing these skills, and record and post a “work tape” of a new piece of music.

6 vidéos (Total 21 min), 2 lectures, 4 quiz
6 vidéos
Artist Comparison Exercise4 min
Artist Identity Workshop3 min
Producer Identity Workshop6 min
What is your Artistic Intention?2 min
Giving and Receiving Feedback3 min
2 lectures
Artist Identity Examples10 min
What is Your Artistic Vision?10 min
3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Defining Your Artist Identity2 min
Defining Your Producer Identity2 min
IVI22 min
3 heures pour terminer

Strengthening Musical Productions: Tools & Strategies

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to employ several useful techniques for strengthening your songs and instrumental tracks. You’ll acquire skills in prosody, focus, and an intelligent approach to repetition. You’ll also learn to craft better melodies, write better lyrics, and construct a musical form that best suits the emotional contour you are trying to accomplish with your recording. You’ll understand the principles of getting the most out of feedback on your recordings, in order to gather valuable perspective to better convey your intended response. You’ll incorporate notes from your colleagues to further refine your recording and re-post an updated version.

10 vidéos (Total 50 min), 1 lecture, 3 quiz
10 vidéos
Form: The Structure of Your Song7 min
5 Tools for Writing Better Lyrics9 min
Crafting Better Melodies4 min
Repetition3 min
Arranging - Rule of Threes5 min
Studio Performance2 min
Programmed Tracks5 min
Singers: Virtuoso vs. Vibe3 min
Producing Vocals4 min
1 lecture
Song Form10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Arranging - The Rule of Threes2 min
Tools & Strategies22 min
3 heures pour terminer

Defining the Sonic Signature of your Song

By the end of this lesson, you will address the sonic signature as it relates to your intention and vision, as well as your technology resources and acoustic space. You’ll learn about microphone techniques, getting good levels, and mixing with reverb, EQ and compression. You will record your material, having made some deliberate decisions about the sound of your record, and post your recording for peer review according to specific criteria.

10 vidéos (Total 47 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
10 vidéos
Single-Source Recording5 min
Multi-Track Recording5 min
Sound Absorbtion vs. Sound Proofing2 min
Acoustic Spaces & Mic Placement5 min
Microphone Types and Pick Up Patterns8 min
Layering7 min
Guitar Micing Clinic3 min
Application of Technology to Art5 min
Where To Go From Here48s
1 lecture
Microphone Types and Pick Up Patterns10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The Sonic Signature22 min
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Principaux examens pour The Art of Music Production

par LRSep 26th 2016

Exceptional and essential guide for music producers. This course really makes you think of music production from a holistic perspective. I'll never listen to music the same superficial way anymore...

par BDAug 22nd 2018

Really enjoyed this and got a lot out of it.\n\nGreat curriculum, great delivery. Meaningful assignments, great community. Highly recommend if you want to reflect on and hone your artistic vision.



Stephen Webber

Director of Music Production, Technology and Innovation

À propos de Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online....

À propos de la Spécialisation Music Production

This Specialization will give you the knowledge and tools you need to record and produce professional sounding music. You will begin by developing your identity, vision, and intention as an artist and producer. Next, you will learn the technical aspects of music production, including how sound is translated into audio signals, recording techniques, and effects such as reverb, delay, and compression. You will also learn how to use the industry standard Digital Audio Workstation, Pro Tools, to create professional recordings. Finally, you will apply the knowledge and tools you gained in a culminating 4-week Capstone where you will complete a project beginning at the pre-production stage through the recording, mixing, and mastering stages....
Music Production

Foire Aux Questions

  • Une fois que vous êtes inscrit(e) pour un Certificat, vous pouvez accéder à toutes les vidéos de cours, et à tous les quiz et exercices de programmation (le cas échéant). Vous pouvez soumettre des devoirs à examiner par vos pairs et en examiner vous-même uniquement après le début de votre session. Si vous préférez explorer le cours sans l'acheter, vous ne serez peut-être pas en mesure d'accéder à certains devoirs.

  • Lorsque vous vous inscrivez au cours, vous bénéficiez d'un accès à tous les cours de la Spécialisation, et vous obtenez un Certificat lorsque vous avez réussi. Votre Certificat électronique est alors ajouté à votre page Accomplissements. À partir de cette page, vous pouvez imprimer votre Certificat ou l'ajouter à votre profil LinkedIn. Si vous souhaitez seulement lire et visualiser le contenu du cours, vous pouvez accéder gratuitement au cours en tant qu'auditeur libre.

  • Absolutely. You will be writing new pieces and making new recordings that will incorporate specific elements in order to learn new skills. The assignments in this course require you to submit your own, original work.

  • During the course, you will be asked to submit recorded examples of your song ideas. You may also use your smartphone or tablet. You may also use your computer's built-in microphone or an external microphone plugged directly into your computer (via built-in ports or an external audio interface), in addition to basic audio recording software, such as Audacity, that will allow you to record yourself and save the recording in MP3 format.

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