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Programme category
CLINIC
Program Level
All levels
Dates
  • 21 Sep 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • 26 Sep 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • 05 Oct 2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Programme fee
AED 105
Programme details

Berklee Abu Dhabi offers open clinics led by world-renowned faculty members and music industry experts. Various music industry subjects will be covered such as: Artistic identity and visual branding, musical identity and signature sound and business development and marketing strategies.

These sessions are all open to the public and will be held in person at the center and streamed remotely.

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Mayssa Karaa

Mayssa Karaa

Mayssa Karaa

Samer Doumet

Samer Doumet

Samer Doumet

Roger Ryan

Roger Ryan

Roger Ryan

OPEN CLINIC 1: TURNING YOUR FEELINGS INTO SONGS

Tuesday 21 September at 6 PM

Instructor: Roger Ryan

Course Description

Through studying the structure of hit songs, this session will help you indulge in practices geared towards helping you to sharpen your songwriting skills. Elements will involve going over tips and tools to help better shape your songs in terms of dynamics, texture, hooks and form, which will help you get to professional-sounding songs ready for commercial success.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to go from inspiration to finished song.
  • Selection of musical style and direction.
  • Imagine how the song will sound and then work to achieve that result.
  • Study other hit songs for reference and inspiration.
  • How to know when a work-in-progress becomes a finished song.
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OPEN CLINIC 2: REHEARSAL TECHNIQUES AND STAGE PERFORMANCE SKILLS

Sunday 26 September at 6 PM

Instructor: Mayssa Karaa and Roger Ryan

Course Description

This course develops performance skills and is specifically directed at the self-accompanying singer/songwriter and small instrumental combinations. The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for effective performance presentation: movement, microphone technique, stage dress, in-depth examination of causes and controls of stage fright, rhythm development and internalisation, and professional attitude. They explore the concept that good performances involve not only excellent musicianship but also a high level of stage presence and audience interaction. Students explore the different kinds of stage performance techniques that are appropriate in different settings.

The course is recommended for vocalists and instrumentalists focused on music performance live or in the recording studio, or who are interested in developing on-stage performance presentation skills.

Learning Outcomes

This clinic will allow you to:

  • Understand your unique digital voice and brand, and why it’s important.
  • Learn skills and strategies for microphone and rehearsal techniques, lead sheet preparation, stage presence, programming, audience interaction, persona development and more.
  • Focus on the technical aspects of performance, e.g. acoustics, achieving an appropriate mix for the studio, venue and recording live performances.
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OPEN CLINIC 3: Connection Through Innovation: How to Tackle the Digital Ecosystem

Tuesday 5 October at 6 PM

Instructor: Samer Doumet

Course Description

Today’s artists must be both creators and entrepreneurs, influencers and digital marketers. Their job begins with a song and ends with a marketing plan. Every single aspect of an artist’s career is distributed through the digital space and the artist’s voice is a crucial component to finding their audience.

Learn how to plan and support your release by creating and executing an integrated marketing campaign. Explore the tools and emerging technologies that artists can use to generate interest in their music, and to acquire new fans, as well as how to distribute their music online.

This course will provide a bird’s eye view of the ever-changing digital landscape, with the goal of helping you to create a cohesive presence across digital platforms. We will discuss optimising your social media channels, applying streaming strategies, intentional content creation, plus data acquisition and analytics. You will ultimately understand how all these components play an important part in building and maintaining your core fan base.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand your unique digital voice and brand, and why it’s important.
  • The ways in which social media platforms differ and how to maximise them.
  • Identify how to expand your music’s presence on streaming platforms.
  • Learn how to make the most out of your content across channels.
  • Examine direct-to-fan strategies as a way to grow your audience and build a core fan base.
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