About this Specialization
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Flexible Schedule

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Beginner Level

L​earners should have at least minimal experience writing songs and some musical ability.

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

What you will learn

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    Tools and techniques to write more compelling songs.

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    Develop your identity and vision as an artist.

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    U​se ProTools to record and produce your original music.

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    Strategies to p​lan, launch, and manage a successful crowdfunding campaign.

Skills you will gain

CrowdfundingMusic productionSocial MediaSongwritingMusic recording

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

L​earners should have at least minimal experience writing songs and some musical ability.

Approx. 7 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics

4.9
381 ratings
121 reviews
Course2

The Art of Music Production

4.8
947 ratings
283 reviews
Course3

Pro Tools Basics

4.7
325 ratings
120 reviews
Course4

Building Your Career in Music: Developing A Brand and Funding Your Music

4.6
124 ratings
21 reviews

Instructors

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Pat Pattison

Professor
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Stephen Webber

Director of Music Production, Technology and Innovation
Berklee
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Chrissy Tignor-Fisher

Assistant Professor
Contemporary Writing and Production
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Leah Waldo

Course Author
Berklee Online

About 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....

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