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Music Education Monday: Electronic music production tips, plus a keyboard workshop with Richard Tee

Music Education Monday: Electronic music production tips, plus a keyboard workshop with Richard Tee

This week for “Music Education Monday," we've got some new info on electronic music production techniques, and a classic video workshop with a top session keyboardist: Ableton, makers of the popular Ableton Live software used for electronic music production, has put online a good-sized chunk of the new book Making Music: Creative Strategies for Electronic Music ...

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New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Jason Moran

New England Conservatory Faculty Profile: Jason Moran

“There should be a class simply on application,” Jason Moran emphasizes to his NEC Master Class, explaining that he means a focus on “how to deal with ideas that don’t seem to belong to your discipline.” Moran’s own career as one of the preeminent pianists, composers and bandleaders in jazz might form the core of an ...

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A College Professor Describes How His Student’s Music Listening Habits Have Shifted

A College Professor Describes How His Studentâs Music Listening Habits Have Shifted

According to professor Aram Sinnreich, author of the 2013 book The Piracy Crusade: How the Music Industry’s War on Sharing Destroys Markets and Erodes Civil Liberties, college students have changed significantly in their music listening habits and overall musical tastes over the last decade, in part due to market forces and technological innovations. Ten years ago, undergrads ...

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Music Education Monday: Arranging 101

Jazz may be known as an improvisational art form, but any time more than a couple of jazz musicians get together, there may be some sort of arranging involved, too. So, for this week's “Music Education Monday," we've got links to free online materials that will provide you autodidacts out there with some information on how ...

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New England Conservatory Artist In Residence: Jerry Bergonzi

New England Conservatory Artist In Residence: Jerry Bergonzi

Jerry Bergonzi knows all about the struggles that used to face aspiring jazz musicians. The Boston native withdrew from the liberal arts college he was attending after being continually thrown out of practice rooms “so somebody serious about music” could use the space. The young saxophonist also found that many veterans of the period were not ...

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Music Education Monday: Saxophone master classes with Greg Osby

Music Education Monday: Saxophone master classes with Greg Osby

For this week's “Music Education Monday," we've got some ideas and information for saxophonists in both video and audio form, courtesy of St. Louis native Greg Osby. Osby, now 54 years old, attended Howard University and Berklee. Moving to NYC, in the early years of his career he performed and/or recorded with many jazz greats active ...

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Dominique Eade on Teaching at New England Conservatory

Dominique Eade on Teaching at New England Conservatory

Dominique Eade knows the value of an open-minded teacher first hand. Eade’s creativity had found diverse outlets as a child, including guitar playing (“I was a pretty good finger- picker”) and songwriting, and as an English major at Vassar she would often supplement her assignments with poems and songs. “I was doing music constantly, but was ...

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New England Conservatory Artist in Residence: Dave Holland

New England Conservatory Artist in Residence: Dave Holland

If you see NEC Artist in Residence Dave Holland in performance these days he will most likely be found either in duet with pianist Kenny Barron or amidst his newly assembled quartet Prism. These are particularly exciting projects, as the bassist and Barron have only collaborated a handful of times in the past, while Prism is ...

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New England Conservatory’s Jazz Lab with Miguel Zenon

New England Conservatoryâs Jazz Lab with Miguel Zenon

One-Week Intensive Jazz Program for Students Ages 14-18 Sunday, June 21 – Friday, June 26, 2015 Special Guest Artists MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Nominee Miguel Zenón plus NEC Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst headline the week holding masterclasses paired with evening concerts of their music Students ages 14-18 are invited to explore jazz at New England ...

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Music Education Monday: Inside the musical mind of Bill Evans

Music Education Monday: Inside the musical mind of Bill Evans

Since today marks 56 years to the day since Miles Davis began recording his landmark album Kind of Blue, for this week's “Music Education Monday" let's take a closer look at one of the musicians who played a key role in those sessions. Bill Evans was the pianist in what's often called Davis “first great quintet," ...


 

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