Add more dynamics and expression to your playing and gain a greater feel for your instrument by learning Berklee's approach to the construction of chords and chord voicings.
This course teaches the essential concepts in harmony and ear training to strengthen your musicianship, regardless of the instrument or style of music that you play. You will learn the basics about chords, melodies, rhythms, scales, time keeping, solfege, and how all of these elements come together to create music.
If you are serious about studying guitar and taking your playing to the next level, you must possess not just a command of chords and scales but an understanding of improvisation and how to express depth and feeling. This certificate program, taught by Berklee’s world-renowned guitar faculty, enables you to develop your guitar technique and hone your skills in any style, from rock, jazz, and country to metal, blues, and beyond. Upon completion, you’ll be able to recreate parts played by your guitar heroes—but more importantly, you’ll be better able to realize your own unique sound.
Develop the skills to become a professional guitar player. Through private lessons with Berklee's renowned faculty and a rigorous program of study that spans contemporary music styles, you will develop your unique sound, improve your technique, increase your musicianship, and harness technology to create professional-sounding recordings.
A Modern Method for Guitar, by William Leavitt, is one of the world’s most popular guitar methods and is the basic text for Berklee College of Music’s guitar program. It has stood the test of time and earned a vast and loyal following of dedicated guitar students and instructors for over 40 years. Now this renowned method is available with online video access to fourteen hours of instruction from Larry Baione, chair or Berklee’s guitar department! Instruction includes on-screen demonstrations, with camera close-ups of both hands, as well as interactive duets and play-along segments so you can “sit in” with your instructor. It’s like a year’s worth of private guitar lessons at Berklee College of Music!
William Leavitt was a long-time chair of Berklee’s Guitar Department, serving from 1965 to 1990. He had a profound influence…
Larry Baione is chair of the Berklee College of Music Guitar Department. Baione has been a faculty member since 1974…