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Adam Durham

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  • 6 reviews
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This was originally supposed to start in August or Sept of 2013 but then was pushed back to Oct 2013 because of some "tech issues". 1 week before the course was to start, the course dropped off completely from Coursera with NO announcement on the reasoning. It is on there only as "Dates TBA" at this point. Because of lack of explanation and the fact that I was looking forward to this. They get the lowest rating possible.
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I'm an experienced music producer who took several production courses at Berklee previously and wanted to take this just to brush up on some terms and see how Music Production is being taught online. This is one of the most extensive music courses I have taken online. There is a lot of great information if you watch the videos and take good notes. The quizzes are long but not difficult if you memorize the terms and know the material. I'm marking this down because I agree peer assignments are annoying.
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I'm in the middle of this course right now. I'm a professional music producer who has national credits and have been involved with Music Tech since 2002. I wanted to take this just to brush up on skills. At first was expecting a 101 level course, but the material here may be difficult for someone with less than 2 years experience. I do wish they let you us whatever DAW you want, but there is some material here I have not yet dealt with, such as programming languages for effects which is challenging.
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I've been a music major in college and professional musician. Taking this course just for fun and to "brush up" on some history. Already knew a lot of the material but there are some "fun facts" thrown in. Check the forums, because some guy made a Spotify list with all of the recommended listening songs. Awesome! Very easy course if you take good notes while watching the video.
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I'm a seasoned musician, Berklee alum, but have never taken a course in Jazz Improv. It's a very fun course if you are experienced. This is NOT recommended if you have less than 1 year of music theory under your belt.
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I'm a Berklee alum, professional musician, and teacher. I took this course for some new ideas on presenting material to beginner students. I have seen better ways to learn guitar when you are first starting, but it's a fun course. Some of the chord symbol sheets were misleading though. Also when dealing with amateurs, there's a lot of crap on the peer reviews. Some guy gave me a 0 on a passage played perfectly just because I played it "fast". Some people have no clue what they are talking about. Also a lot of the people taking this course are on acoustic guitar and hate when people use electrics/effects on their recordings. I used a drum machine as backing track for one exercise and some kid called it "annoying", yet he was probably one of the ones about an 8th note behind playing with a metronome!