About Berklee PULSE

The Berklee PULSE® Music Method is a unique and innovative online music education portal that enables students to study, jam, and practice using interactive modules and an ever-expanding collection of popular music. PULSE is open to anyone, with exclusive resources available through Berklee City Music and select public school partners. PULSE gives students and teachers the benefits of a Berklee education no matter where they live. Learn more about PULSE here.

This five-video series presented by Casio will introduce tools and resources for any musician to develop effective practice routines, improve musicianship, and prepare for performances. Watch the PULSE Livestream series highlighting our City Music Weekly Masterclasses during the Aspire: Five-Week Music Performance Intensive program. Explore your musical creativity through improvisation by developing ideas for melodic lines using the Aeolian mode.

More Lessons

The Clave

Dive into the basics of a rhythmic pattern called “clave”, named after the traditional two-stick percussion instrument that forms the foundation for percussionists in most Afro-Cuban styles.

Improvisation: Dorian Alternative Rock Groove

In this lesson, we will demystify what modes are starting with the C Dorian scale.

Transcribe & Transpose...Then Jam

A holistic lesson that will test your ear training, composition, and performance skills using the spiritual “Wade in the Water”.