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About the Course

After a tremendous response from learners on Coursera, Berklee Online has created a Developing Your Musicianship specialization, and this course is the third course in the series. If you have a general understanding of music theory or if you have completed Developing Your Musicianship I and II, this course will continue to help you understand musical concepts, enabling you to create and perform contemporary music. Taught by Berklee College of Music professor George W. Russell, Jr., the course includes four lessons that delve into an intermediate level of harmony and ear training. The course will introduce you to new key signatures, and explore how they are constructed. You will continue to train your ear, learning to differentiate between the various intervals and chords that were explored in Developing Your Musicianship I and II. You will learn how to borrow chords from parallel tonalities (modal interchange), and how to write more common chord progressions. The course culminates with an assignment that asks you to compose and perform a composition using popular chord progressions. As with Developing Your Musicianship I and II, this course is designed to share the joy of creating music....

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Feb 9, 2019

I have grown so much musically since taking this specialization. I look forward to taking everything I've learned here, and using it to advance my musical career. I am so excited and proud of myself!


Jan 18, 2017

This class was fantastic! George is an amazing instructor. For all aspiring musicians, take the four classes in Coursera/Berklee Online's Developing your Musicianship Specialization. Excellent!!

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By Aditya R B

Nov 8, 2022

What a great teacher George is. Absolutely loved the course!!!


Nov 20, 2021

Excellent Course. Very clear and with an excellent pedagogy

By Josip G

Feb 26, 2018

Great course, as with the previous ones. Amazing teacher.


Feb 13, 2017

Bien, me agradó estar trabajando los conceptos indicados.

By Matias L

Sep 2, 2017

Great Instructor, mentors were nice to answer questions!

By Pepe E

Jun 6, 2020

excellent the course excellent instructor very didactic

By Bhichar d

Nov 20, 2017

Excellent teacher,teaching ,thanks so much indeed

By bruno b

Sep 19, 2018

very good course, clear and very well structured

By Jaehwi C

Dec 26, 2017

Great course to study music theory for beginner!

By Andrés F M R

Apr 7, 2020

Amazing experience. George you are the best!

By bao l

Apr 14, 2020

Interesting and helpful. Highly recommended.

By David W

Jan 7, 2017

Great teacher! Thank you! I learned a lot...

By Siddharth S

Aug 28, 2019

Absolutely wonderful course. Learn so much!

By Michael O

Mar 7, 2021

Great course given by a very good teacher.

By Michael l

Sep 16, 2020

lt got me on path to wanting to learn more

By Алена Т

Nov 2, 2018

Simple words about complicated things!

By Dr. K N S

Nov 15, 2020

Excellent Mentor .. Excellent course

By Hansel R Z L

Oct 18, 2020

Excelente Profesor, excelente curso.

By Gerardo Z

Jul 28, 2020

Excelent teacher, very good course

By Rampert R

Nov 21, 2018

Good material. Interesting tutor.


Oct 16, 2020

George is the best!!! Thanks!!

By Quran Z F

Oct 15, 2020

This was an excellent course

By Andrew M

Mar 28, 2022

amazing!! And very usefull

By Sakda S

Mar 13, 2017

Good course. I learn a lot.

By brian b

Aug 19, 2019

Still working on course.