RockOn 2012 Season – New Workshops & Guest Artists

In its 10th year of offering music education and training, RockOn’s Young Musician’s Workshop will be offered July 16 – July 27 at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Mass.  The 45 minute workshop sessions led by top area musicians and guest artists include…

Basic Keyboard with Instructor Ben Kohn

Basic Recording – Bands with original material will have the opportunity to record their songs during the workshop.

Stage Performance and Audition Techniques How to perform for a live audienceas well as techniques for auditioning for any gig. Instructor Jeff Link and other Rock On! faculty members.

Simple Sight Reading  Led by Instructor Charlie Tokarz, students will learn the basics of reading music with emphasis on rhythmic concepts and basic melodic ideas.

Song Writing All bands attending must sign up for this workshop. It will teach skills for writing original music in various styles, analysis of popular songs and what makes them work, simple harmonic concepts, and lyric writing. This is taught by Rock On! faculty and guest artists.

! A special topic featured in this workshop is Copyrighting Your Original Music/Getting It Heard, during which students will learn the “nuts and bolts” of how to get their music copyrighted and licensed, and how and who to send it to.

Advanced Workshops

The newly developed classes—Contemporary Harmonic Concepts and Introduction to MIDI Recording Technology—will support each other in helping to create fresh, new music composed by students with their final compositions recorded to CD. These new classes will be taught by Rock On! faculty member Jeff Link.

Contemporary Harmonic Concepts will be held from 10 am to 10:45 am. This workshop will focus on harmonic concepts used in popular music, such as rock, fusion, and jazz.

Introduction to MIDI Recording Technology will held from 11 am to 11:45 am, and will be using Cake Walk’s Producer Version of Sonar—Sonar is used by professional composers worldwide to create music for gaming, video, films, and apps using both MIDI and Waveforms.

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