What is the cultural history of hip-hop? How do the original samples on which breakbeats were first invented relate to the meter of poetry, dating back to Shakespeare and earlier? What are some typical hip-hop song structures? What are the different forms and styles of rhymes?

Ableton, Logic, ProTools, Reason - what can you do with each and how making your own beats can help you as a writer. Sampling, recording, basic mixing. Putting together a live set and figuring out how to present your music.

Intro to the music industry, overview of how things have changed recently, tips and tricks for funding, booking shows, and video production. Attitude of gratitude, how to network and an intro to touring and networking with other bands. Dreaming big and beginning practically to get where you need to go with your art and career.

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