Tag:From Berklee Teachers on Teaching 2015

Against The Odds: an Exploration of Bulgarian Rhythms

Vessela Stoyanova

  The overwhelming majority of Bulgarian folk music happens to be in odd meters–typically 5, 7, 9 and 11, with occasional combinations of those creating 13, 15, 17 and larger. Some musicologists have linked these odd meters to the history…

Essential Singing Approaches for Contemporary Styles

Jeannie Gagné, Professor, Voice, Berklee College of Music

Adapted from 2015 BTOT presentation with professors Jeannie Gagné, Cassandre McKinley, Maureen McMullan, Laurie Monahan, and Linda Balliro   For vocalists, the body is the instrument. In contemporary styles, singers must rely on the PA system to be heard, which…