Who is this class for: This course is for learners who wish to develop musical skills and gain a working knowledge of music theory and ear training. This course is designed as the third course in the Developing Your Musicianship specialization. We recommend completing "Developing Your Musicianship" and "Musicianship: Chord Chars, Diatonic Chords, and Minor Keys" before enrolling in this course.

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Basic Info
Commitment4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours a week.
Hardware ReqYou will need recording device to record an .mp3 of your performance.
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 107 ratings

First of all , I love this course, I love George, I love Berklee Online, I love Berklee:)

I come from China and I'd never studied online instead going to school. But this course has given me a lot of thoughts.

Prof. George is very kind and patient when teaching us, explaining those significant words and phrases over and over again. He always plays a lot of pieces allowing me to enjoy learning music. What's more, Berklee Online combines vision and hearing together, such as learning voicing leadings with notes moving on the screen, showing chords notations when George playing the piano... especially, I really appreciate the new way of participating homework. I can not only submit my homework, but also check others homework, which can improve my skills of writing feedbacks and, it's like doing homework over and over again, for more than one time, so that I can be a lot more familiar to those knowledge. In addition, I can discuss with fellows to solve my problems and share resources with each other.

There's only one thing:) If the professors, teachers and assistants can show up more frequently in discussions, chat groups, live chats, even our e-mails, and so on, allowing us to interact with them more, it would be better for both to help, understand and communicate with each other:)

Anyway, it was the best experience EVER learning music!


Chenille Liu

This is good! I recommend it.

Great continuation in the 4-course Developing Your Musicianship specialization. I wish more time was spent on the modal interchange lecture as that was a real "lightbulb" moment for me. Great instructor and easy to follow; builds upon previous courses nicely.

Amazing!!!!! I loved!!!