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Berklee Shares: Download more than 80 free Berkleemusic and Berklee Press lessons and share them with friends. Available as QuickTime movies, PDFs and MP3 files.

Crabs for Turntable DJs
Author: Stephen Webber
Berklee College of Music faculty member Stephen Webber teaches beginning DJs the art of playing the turntables as a musical instrument. In this lesson, he teaches beginning DJs crabs, how to do them and work them into your set.
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Double Picking for Guitar Shredders
Author: Joe Stump
Berklee College of Music faculty member and Shred-Lord, Joe Stump, shows you how to add double-picking to your playing style to become a better and faster shred metal guitar player. Turn on, tune in and rock out!
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Afro Cuban Conga Rhythms
Author: Ricardo Monzon
Berklee College of Music faculty member and renowned percussionist Ricardo Monzon has worked with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Deborah Henson-Conant, Walter Beasley, the Boston Pops, and more. In this lesson, he teaches you the rhythms and techniques of playing Afro-Cuban style conga.
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Jazz Voicings for Guitar
Author: Rick Peckham
There are many things to consider in guitar playing besides hitting the right notes and chords. Berklee College of Music faculty member, performer, composer, writer, and clinician Rick Peckham shows you the importance of tension and release in this easy and informative lesson.
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The Beat In Music Improvisation
Author: Joe Lovano
Many critics consider Joe Lovano a legitimate successor to Coltrane. He has worked with top musicians, such as, Woody Herman, Chet Baker, Elvin Jones, Charlie Haden, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, and has won multiple awards for his playing. In this lesson, he shows you how to work with and follow the beat when you improvise.
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Muting Strings for Bass Guitar
Author: Danny Morris
How do you diversify your bass playing? Try muting part of your bass line. Danny Morris, Berklee College of Music faculty member and renowned bass player, will show you how in this easy lesson. Danny Morris takes the legendary bass guitar instruction taught at Berklee College and applies it to rock bass guitar lessons for the beginning bass player.
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Metronome for Guitar Shredders
Author: Joe Stump
What's the secret of faster guitar shredding? It's been right under your nose the whole time. Your metronome. Berklee College of Music faculty member and Shred-Lord, Joe Stump, shows you how to use the metronome to become a better and faster shred metal guitar player in this great lesson.
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Motives In Music Improvisation
Author: Ed Tomassi
Berklee College of Music faculty member and professional musician, Ed Tomassi shows you how to use motives (short groups of tones) to enhance your improvisational playing in this easy lesson.
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Cueing for Turntable DJs
Author: Stephen Webber
Cueing is one of the fundamental moves of a successful DJ. Berklee College of Music faculty Stephen Webber teaches beginning DJs how to cue on the turntables and work with their favorite sounds. Learn the art of playing the turntables as a musical instrument.
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Drags Transformers for DJs
Author: Stephen Webber
Learn how to do drags and transformers on the turntables from Berklee College of Music faculty member Stephen Webber. Stephen Webber teaches beginning DJs the art of playing the turntables as a musical instrument. Play right now!
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