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New Berkleemusic Online Courses

Berkleemusic.com now offers four new online courses for the semester starting June 16, 2003: Pro Tools 101 (Berklee/Digidesign certification); The Music 5/13/2003 8:00 AM Eastern

Berkleemusic.com now offers four new online courses for the semester starting June 16, 2003: Pro Tools 101 (Berklee/Digidesign certification); The Music of John Lennon: The Beatles Years; Songwriting Workshop; and MIDI Sequencing Basics.

As Digidesign's exclusive provider of online Pro Tools 101 instruction, Berkleemusic brings Digidesign's three-day course, offered at authorized Digi training centers, through the ease of working online. Using real-world examples and frequent hands-on assignments, the course teaches the skills needed to record, edit and mix on a basic level using a Digi Pro Tools system.

The Music of John Lennon: The Beatles Years examines Lennon's songs during the period of 1964 to 1969, focusing on form, lyric, melody and harmony.

Songwriting Workshop teaches students how to brainstorm ideas, overcome writer's block and effective express oneself. This hands-on workshop balances technical principles with creative expression.

With hands-on lessons and downloadable examples, students will learn how to create natural-sounding MIDI arrangements in the MIDI Sequencing Basics class using the school's version of Reason (which comes free with the course). Students will also learn how to record parts, use different sounds, effects and devices, including a mixer, sound modules, drum machine and effects such as reverb and EQ.

For more, visit www.berkleemusic.com.