Saturday , July 20 2024

Berklee Teaches GarageBand

We’ve been talking about the Berklee Collge of Music’s innovative online school of music since its inception in 2003 – now they have added a class in Apple’s GarageBand program:

    Explore the features and capabilities of GarageBand, and unlock the full potential of your songs by learning to use the program in a musical, rather than technical way. This three-week course covers the basics of GarageBand: understanding the program’s interface, basic mixing techniques and simple loops, as well as more advanced techniques including the use of effects and constructing complete arrangements that suit your musical needs. Students will learn how to record using both software and real instruments, and through discussion board postings and weekly chats with your professor (as well as other students), you will learn to apply Berklee’s renowned songwriting techniques to this powerful program. Whether you’re interested in composing your own songs using GarageBand’s unique recording environment, or just curious about making songs using loops, this course will take you through a series of hands-on activities that will provide students of all levels with a broad overview of all the tools and techniques you’ll need to get the sound you want.

The price is $249 and classes begin September 24.

More from a press release:

    Says Berklee instructor Stefani Langol, “What really sets this course apart from any other GarageBand instruction is that it’s a music course, more than a technology course. While students will certainly learn to master the programs and features for recording and processing, more importantly, they will learn how to use it in a way that allows them to express their own music.”

    GarageBand is used by professional and developing musicians alike. Musicians use it to create dance tracks for clubs, to contribute additional parts for bands in a live setting, and as a powerful tool in the classroom. Berkleemusic’s GarageBand course is designed to expand upon these creative uses and possibilities.

Check out Berkee’s over 30 other online classes here. Very cool.

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Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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