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Approx. 17 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Construct, sing and play scales such as the major scale and the minor pentatonic scale.

  • Aurally identify major 2nd, major 3rd, perfect 4th, perfect 5th, major 6th, and major 7th intervals

  • Construct and play triads and 7th chords

  • Compose a I-IV-V chord progression in the key of C Major and create a chord chart

Skills you will gain

Aurally identify chordsPianoRead lead sheetsAurally identify musical intervalsRead music notation

Learner Career Outcomes

20%

started a new career after completing these courses

20%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

14%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 17 hours to complete
English

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Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Developing Your Musicianship

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 4 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
5 readings
A Note From Your Teaching Assistant10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Join the Discussion!10m
Course Resources10m
Earn A Course Certificate10m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?30m
3 hours to complete

The Major Scale

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Important Definitions4m
Structure of the Major Scale4m
Sharps and Flats1m
Major 2nd and 3rd Intervals4m
Major 2nd and Major 3rd Interval Practice1m
Tonal Center7m
Berklee Student Performance: Boston Marathon, "I Don't Have a Song for That"5m
Lesson Review and Assignment Overview2m
2 readings
Join Your Study Group10m
Write the C Major Scale10m
3 practice exercises
The Major Scale30m
SELF ASSESSMENT: Write The C Major Scale30m
PARTICIPATION: Find and Share a Song in C Major30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Major and Minor Triads

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Review from Lesson 12m
Perfect 4th and Perfect 5th Intervals5m
Interval Practice: Major 2nds, Major 3rds, Perfect 4ths, and Perfect 5ths4m
Building Major and Minor Triads8m
I IV V Chord Progression5m
Berklee Student Performance: "Najat 1958"9m
Lesson Review and Assignment Overview4m
3 readings
Weekly Practice10m
Join Your Study Group10m
Writing and Practicing Major Triads10m
3 practice exercises
Major and Minor Triads30m
SELF ASSESSMENT: Writing and Practicing Major Triads30m
PARTICIPATION: Writing Major Chords30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Minor Pentatonic Scale

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 29 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
6 videos
Review5m
Major 6th and Major 7th Intervals4m
Building and Singing the Minor Pentatonic Scale9m
Berklee Student Performance Spotlight: "Work In Progress"3m
Lesson Review and Assignment Overview2m
3 readings
Weekly Practice10m
Join Your Study Group10m
Identifying Intervals10m
3 practice exercises
Minor Pentatonic Scale30m
SELF ASSESSMENT: Identifying Intervals30m
PARTICIPATION: Identifying Intervals30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Major and Dominant Seventh Chords

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 36 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Review3m
7th Chords4m
Dominant 7th Chords and Blues Progression13m
7th Chords Practice3m
Berklee Student Performance: "New Kind Of Dirty"4m
Lesson Review and Assignment Overview3m
3 readings
Weekly Practice10m
Join Your Study Group10m
Identifying the Blues Progression10m
3 practice exercises
Major and Dominant Seventh Chords30m
SELF ASSESSMENT: Identifying the Blues Progression30m
PARTICIPATION: Identifying the Blues Form30m

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