Berklee

Guitar Performance Techniques

This course is part of How to Play Guitar Specialization

Taught in English

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Tim Miller

Instructor: Tim Miller

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10 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Develop warm-up techniques to prepare for ensemble playing

  • Identify and play common chordal accompaniment

  • Demonstrate ensemble playing techniques while performing

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Intermediate level

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10 hours (approximately)
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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to the course! Here we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your experience.

What's included

4 readings1 quiz

In this lesson, we begin by learning how to warm up for a rehearsal or performance. Warming up effectively is essential to play your best, and you'll find that it will enhance all of your skills in an ensemble setting. It will help you to play more relaxed, get a better tone, improve your time, intonation, articulation, and allow you to focus on listening.

What's included

7 videos6 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This lesson focuses on the skills needed to develop “good ears.” Musicians who develop “good ears” are able to adapt to any musical situation, even when they do not know the song, key, or form. We will go over exercises to improve our ears and we will practice learning melodies and identifying chords by ear.

What's included

2 videos6 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This lesson will focus on key elements to develop your unique and personal sound on the guitar. We will discuss how the pick can be used to adjust four essential elements of your guitar sound: timbre, dynamics, note duration, and intonation. These four essential elements, when practiced with focus, will take you on the path to having a great touch and unique approach to sound and tone.

What's included

5 videos2 readings2 quizzes1 discussion prompt

In this lesson, we'll prepare for a performance. Being prepared for a rehearsal or gig can help to create a relaxed atmosphere and better overall performance experience. We will discuss developing a performance checklist as well the importance of knowing your gear. Finally, we'll highlight the importance of listening and blending on stage.

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5 readings1 quiz1 peer review1 plugin

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Tim Miller
Berklee
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