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Production/Engineering Studio/Live Rodney Hall

From inspiration to execution, our seasoned  instructors help you discover your own sound and develop it into a unique body of work. Our curriculum ranges from Music Foundations to Mixing & Mastering to today's most popular Digital Audio Workstation Digidesign Pro Tools. This goes beyond software education and explores the core elements that drive the music you create.  You will also learn how to record music using digital audio workstations, compressors and reverbs.  Also included is final product mastering.  Record and mix a real music CD.


Songwriting Gary Nichols

Whether you're a relative beginner or an experienced songwriter, you'll learn how to brainstorm ideas, overcome writer's block, and express yourself more effectively in words and music. Combining technical principles with pure creative expression, this hands-on course will help you find your voice, sharpen your craft, and create songs listeners will appreciate and remember.


Instrumentation

Intermediate Guitar Guitar Gary Nichols

Beginner guitar students start off by learning the basic chord shapes and simple strumming patterns contained in songs introducing the student to concepts like chord progressions, time signatures, and scales for the first time.  Once our guitar students have mastered the basic aspects of a song, our instructors will begin working on more advanced concepts: finger exercises, picking techniques and basic scales for KILLER RIFFS AND EPIC SOLOS! Students must also learn a critical skill: how to tune their guitar! Our group rehearsals are a great lesson for demonstrating the importance of tuning.

Voice Lead and Backgrounds Marie Lewey

Learn the melody songs.  Memorize lyrics and structure of songs.  Microphone technique  Accurately match pitch. harmonies  Introduction to stage presentation.  Basic vocal warm-ups.


Second Semester

1.  Rock band

2.  Soul band

3.  Country Band

4.  Singer/songwriter

i.  Stage presence

                ii.  Image

                iii.  Grace Schooling