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Berklee Composition Class (Online)

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  1. steepcreeks
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  2. guitar1025
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    Hey Steepcreeks,

    I studied jazz composition at Berklee. I can't speak for the online course but I can give you some insight as to how Berklee runs their jazz comp. program.

    Jazz Comp. 1 is basically writing tunes. You study basic things like motivic development as well as patterns to come up with unique chord progressions.

    Jazz Comp. 2 talks more about developing ideas to make longer pieces; multi-movement pieces, etc.

    Jazz Comp. 3 gets even deeper into the stuff from 2. More multi movement writing (the culmination of the class is a 10 minute original piece).

    Like I said, this may have nothing to do with the online course but it may give you some insight. I also took a couple of classes at Berklee with Joe. By far, one of my favorite teachers I've ever had. He has a great knowledge about harmony and I've learned an amazing amount from his classes.

    Hope this helps.

  3. steepcreeks
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    Thanks 1025, looking forward to it

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  4. Wow ... Just your description of the courses gives one alot to work with and think about . Thanks


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