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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Musicianship: Tensions, Harmonic Function, and Modal Interchange by Berklee College of Music

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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....

Top reviews

DA
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!

SS
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 Archisha B

Sep 28, 2020

Amazing experience.

By Linda M

Oct 31, 2016

Great course and gr

By Kevin G

May 10, 2021

Fantastic course!

By Aleix G M

Jan 3, 2020

Highly recomended

By Tony B

Mar 27, 2019

Excellent course!

By Rajeesh V C

Sep 15, 2020

Really worth !!!

By Luisa F N

Nov 22, 2016

I learned a lot

By Boris

Sep 28, 2020

Awesome Couse!

By Luuk S

Apr 19, 2019

Simply amazing

By Mario A D R

May 21, 2018

Great Course!

By ANGELO C D

May 6, 2019

Master peace

By Arie O

Sep 17, 2017

great course

By ADRIANO P T

Jul 10, 2019

Awesome !

By 陈雨寒

Jan 17, 2020

so cool!

By Théo T

Jan 14, 2019

Awesome!

By Antonio N

Nov 27, 2019

Thanks.

By khush

Nov 5, 2018

awesome

By Carl C

Jul 30, 2017

George,

By Marc S

Oct 23, 2017

Great continuation in the 4-course Developing Your Musicianship specialization. I wish more time was spent on the modal interchange lecture as that was a real "lightbulb" moment for me. Great instructor and easy to follow; builds upon previous courses nicely.

By Virgilio C

Apr 22, 2020

Hay una sección donde no estoy de acuerdo. Se tratan acordes diatonicos en la tonalidad de Eb el 3er grado G-7 le colocan la tensión 9 cuando esa nota no es diaconisa, pienso eso puede confundir un poco al estudiante. De resto excelente.

By Morrven .

Oct 13, 2020

IT WAS IMMENSE PLEASURE LEARNING THIS COURSE.ONLY THE PEER GRADED ASSIGNMENT TAKES A LOT OF TIME.IF THAT PROBLEM WAS SOLVED THIS COURSE IS AN EXCELLENT COURSE!

By Benjamín P A

Sep 14, 2021

Me gustó mucho el curso, tan ameno y práctico, recomendable para adentrarse en el lenguaje de la armonía moderna.

By Bradley

Apr 23, 2018

Good course. Would have liked to have seen a much deeper dive into modal interchange.

By Matthew A

Oct 25, 2017

This is good! I recommend it.

By Eric A

Jul 5, 2017

Quite an education!