#2
http://www.berklee.edu/majors/

...

Anyways, a popular music major is pretty useless and redundant.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I dislike it, I think that our education system does enough to discourage individualism. That's the last thing music needs.
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#5
I have the same opinion about this that I do about Berklee: Pay $40,000 to spend the rest of your life playing acoustic guitar on the streets of Boston with a donations jar. But hey, you'll know a lot about music!
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#7
I think it's useless.

On a side note, Xiaoxi, I'm looking to actually go to Berklee....how hard is it to get in? I've heard it's really friggin hard.

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And which one of those programs is entitled "Popular Music?"

Contemporary Writing and Production
Music Synthesis
Music Business
Songwriting
Performance (you can declare to focus on a specific style such as pop)

These are all courses that are geared toward learning about contemporary music commercialism and production. And if you look at the complete course list, Berklee has many many survey classes on popular music, right down to a specific artist, and even extras such as turntable techniques.

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I think it's useless.

On a side note, Xiaoxi, I'm looking to actually go to Berklee....how hard is it to get in? I've heard it's really friggin hard.
It's not that hard but there's a lot of competition to get in. You really have to distinguish yourself from everyone else.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Contemporary Writing and Production
Music Synthesis
Music Business
Songwriting

These are all courses that are geared toward learning about contemporary music commercialism and production. And if you look at the complete course list, Berklee has many many survey classes on popular music, right down to a specific artist, and even extras such as turntable techniques.

It's not that hard but there's a lot of competition to get in. You really have to distinguish yourself from everyone else.


So I'm basically gonna have to work my ass off musically to get there???

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So I'm basically gonna have to work my ass off musically to get there???
I don't know what to tell you. I definitely don't think it's as hard to get in as some other music programs in terms of requirement, but because of the sheer number applicants and the limited availability of acceptance...there's a lot of competition.

I don't really know how it's decided. Berklee is prepared to teach someone from the ground up, someone who can't read music or have no formal training in harmony, instrument, ear training, etc, so there are people here who you'd think are almost musical morons. But I guess if they play well enough and distinguish themselves from everyone else, Berklee sees potential.

But then again, why shouldn't you work your ass off musically if you want to major in music, right?

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I don't know what to tell you. I definitely don't think it's as hard to get in as some other music programs in terms of requirement, but because of the sheer number applicants and the limited availability of acceptance...there's a lot of competition.

I don't really know how it's decided. Berklee is prepared to teach someone from the ground up, someone who can't read music or have no formal training in harmony, instrument, ear training, etc, so there are people here who you'd think are almost musical morons. But I guess if they play well enough and distinguish themselves from everyone else, Berklee sees potential.

But then again, why shouldn't you work your ass off musically if you want to major in music, right?


So, what I have to do basically is apply, a lot, and hope for the best?

From the ground up? Hm.....I know very little theory at the moment, but I'm learning slowly....is it better if I know a lot of theory on entering? I'm still not sure if I want to go to Berklee, but it's high on my list of considerations.

Very true

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#12
Good luck getting a job with that useless degree
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#13
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So, what I have to do basically is apply, a lot, and hope for the best?

From the ground up? Hm.....I know very little theory at the moment, but I'm learning slowly....is it better if I know a lot of theory on entering? I'm still not sure if I want to go to Berklee, but it's high on my list of considerations.

Very true

I don't think it's based on luck. If you're genuinely good and prepared, you will get in.

And when I say ground up, it's the minimum requirement. But you will benefit greatly from knowing some things, from your audition all the way to your actual studies. Think about it in terms of video game. Sure, you can run a game if your computer meets the minimum specs requirement. But it will lag like hell and play like crap and will make the playing experience really shitty and hard. Same thing for college.

If you want to know more, just talk in the profile or pm me.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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I have the same opinion about this that I do about Berklee: Pay $40,000 to spend the rest of your life playing acoustic guitar on the streets of Boston with a donations jar. But hey, you'll know a lot about music!


That's what you call a full time musician.
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I don't think it's based on luck. If you're genuinely good and prepared, you will get in.

And when I say ground up, it's the minimum requirement. But you will benefit greatly from knowing some things, from your audition all the way to your actual studies. Think about it in terms of video game. Sure, you can run a game if your computer meets the minimum specs requirement. But it will lag like hell and play like crap and will make the playing experience really shitty and hard. Same thing for college.

If you want to know more, just talk in the profile or pm me.


Will do.

I'll add you, but I cant talk more today, because I'm going to my friend's for a party

Thank you for taking the time to help.

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I have the same opinion about this that I do about Berklee: Pay $40,000 to spend the rest of your life playing acoustic guitar on the streets of Boston with a donations jar. But hey, you'll know a lot about music!
You could say that about any conservatories and music majors. And Berklee is primarily a jazz school, not some rock n roll hack.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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