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Intermediate Level

A​t least some familiarity with the guitar.

Approx. 10 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Look at a lead sheet and play chord voicings

  • Construct triads, 7th chords, and inversions

  • Play and know the voicings of various chord qualities such as a major triad, minor triad, dominant 7, and gospel chords

  • P​lay triads over bass notes

Skills you will gain

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Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

A​t least some familiarity with the guitar.

Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

Offered by

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Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Welcome to Guitar Chord Voicings: Playing Up The Neck!

2 hours to complete
6 readings
6 readings
Welcome!10m
Connect with Your Classmates10m
Course Resources10m
Earn A Course Certificate10m
Submitting Your Projects10m
Join the Discussion!10m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?30m
2 hours to complete

Triad Inversions

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 16 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Technique Tips4m
Triad Inversions Up the Fretboard6m
Minor Triad Inversions Up the Fretboard Part 12m
Minor Triad Inversions Up the Fretboard Part 244s
Triad Inversions Across the Fretboard1m
4 readings
Major Triad Inversions Up the Fretboard10m
Triad Inversions Across the Freboard10m
Join Your Study Group10m
Submitting Your Projects10m
2 practice exercises
Triad Inversions30m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Major/Minor Triad Inversions30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Barre and Power Chords

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 5 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Power Chords: Big Sound, Two Tones1m
Grooving with a Backing Track1m
4 readings
Power Chords: Big Sound, Two Tones10m
Barre Chords: Big Sound, Three or Four Tones10m
Minor Barre Chords10m
Join Your Study Group10m
2 practice exercises
Barre Chords30m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Power Chords5m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Seventh Chords: Drop-2

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 7 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Drop-2 Voicings: Four Adjacent Strings2m
Drop 2 Chord Qualities3m
4 readings
Drop-2 and the Second Inversion10m
One Thing in All Keys10m
Dominant 7 Drop-2 Voicing Exercises10m
Join Your Study Group10m
2 practice exercises
Chord Formula Quiz30m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Practice Drop-2 Voicing5m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Chord Substitutions, Diatonic Chords, and Gospel Chords

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 14 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Technique Tips2m
IIImin7 over Imaj7 in All Keys2m
Gospel Chords7m
5 readings
Chord Substitutions10m
Substitute Chords for Major 7 Chords10m
Replacing One Chord with Another: Dominant Chords and "Sub-Five"10m
Sub-Five Dominant Chord Substitutions10m
Join Your Study Group10m
1 practice exercise
Chord Substitutions, Diatonic Chords, Gospel Triads30m

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