Developing Your Musicianship Specialization

Started Dec 11

Developing Your Musicianship Specialization

Developing Your Musicianship Specialization

Develop your skills as a musician. Deepen your understanding of music theory to develop your skills as a musician.

About This Specialization

Nurture your love for, and understanding of, music with this specialization. Learn the fundamentals of music theory, including major and minor tonalities, chord scales, song forms, and chord qualities. You’ll also practice training your ear to hear and recognize various intervals, chord progressions, and chord qualities. For the Capstone project, you will directly apply the knowledge you’ve gained to write and perform a short musical composition. This specialization begins with the basics of music and builds to more advanced concepts, providing you the knowledge you need to improve your skills as a musician.

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courses
4 courses

Follow the suggested order or choose your own.

projects
Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

certificates
Certificates

Highlight your new skills on your resume or LinkedIn.

Projects Overview

Courses
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Developing Your Musicianship

    Current session: Dec 11
    Commitment
    7 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English, Ukrainian, Portuguese (European), Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Lithuanian

    About the Course

    Learn the basic concepts and approaches needed to understand, create, and perform contemporary music. If you have a passion for music and are curious about how it works, or if you are a musician who learned to play by ear without formal stu
  2. COURSE 2

    Musicianship: Chord Charts, Diatonic Chords, and Minor Keys

    Current session: Dec 11
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours a week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    After a tremendous response from learners on Coursera, Berklee Online has created a Developing Your Musicianship specialization, and this course is the second course in the series. If you have a basic knowledge of music theory or if you have c
  3. COURSE 3

    Musicianship: Tensions, Harmonic Function, and Modal Interchange

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours a week.
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    After a tremendous response from learners on Coursera, Berklee Online has created a Developing Your Musicianship specialization, and this course is the third course in the series. If you have a general understanding of music theory or if you have c
  4. COURSE 4

    Developing Your Musicianship: Final Project

    Upcoming session: Jan 15
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Capstone Project

    This course will guide you through the final project for the Developing Your Musicianship Specialization. This course will continue to help you apply the musical concepts you learned throughout the specialization, enabling you to create and p

Creators

  • Berklee College of Music

    About Berklee

    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.

  • George W. Russell, Jr.

    George W. Russell, Jr.

    Professor

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