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Intermediate Level

Learners should complete "Guitar for Beginners" and "Guitar Scales and Chord Progressions" before enrolling in this course.

Approx. 11 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Develop warm-up techniques to prepare for ensemble playing

  • Identify and play common chordal accompaniment

  • Demonstrate ensemble playing techniques while performing

Skills you will gain

MusicEar TrainingPerformance TechniquesGuitar chordsGuitar
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Intermediate Level

Learners should complete "Guitar for Beginners" and "Guitar Scales and Chord Progressions" before enrolling in this course.

Approx. 11 hours to complete
English

Instructor

Offered by

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Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Guitar Performance Techniques!

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

Warming Up

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 18 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Warming Up Your Body1m
Warming Up Your Picking Hand2m
Warming Up Your Fretting Hand1m
Synchronizing Your Picking and Fretting Hands3m
Warming Up In Tempo: Minor Triad Arpeggios6m
Warming Up In Tempo: Major, Augmented, and Diminished Arpeggios1m
7 readings
Warming Up Your Mind and Visualization10m
Warming Up Your Body10m
Warming Up Your Picking and Fretting Hands10m
Synchronization10m
Triad Arpeggio Exercises10m
Join Your Study Group10m
Submitting Your Assignments10m
2 practice exercises
Warming Up30m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Triad Arpeggio Warm-ups30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Developing Your Ears

2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 7 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
2 videos
Transcribing Chords by Ear3m
7 readings
Singing What You Play and Playing What You Sing10m
Playing By Ear Exercises10m
Transcribing Phrases By Ear10m
Transcribing Chords by Ear10m
Recognizing Chord Types10m
Join Your Study Group10m
Sign-up for the full experience!10m
2 practice exercises
Developing Your Ears30m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Transcribe a solo/melody30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Tone Production Essentials: Developing Your Touch on the Guitar

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 14 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Dynamics1m
Note Duration2m
Playing in Tune2m
Vibrato3m
3 readings
Pick and Tone10m
Dynamics Activity10m
Join Your Study Group10m
2 practice exercises
Tone Production Essentials30m
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Composing with Timbre Changes30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Performance Preparation

3 hours to complete
5 readings
5 readings
Performance Checklist10m
Know Your Gear10m
Pre-Performance Warm-Up10m
Listening and Blending On Stage10m
Join Your Study Group10m
1 practice exercise
Performance Preparation30m

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