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Developing Your Musicianship Specialization
Berklee

Developing Your Musicianship Specialization

Develop your skills as a musician . Deepen your understanding of music theory to develop your skills as a musician.

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George W. Russell, Jr.

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Specialization - 4 course series

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What you'll learn

  • Aurally identify musical intervals, chords, and chord progressions

  • Write and practice major and minor scales in a variety of keys

  • Compose a 12-bar blues with a melody

  • Define and discuss harmonic function and modal interchange

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Specialization - 4 course series

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Beginner level

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Specialization - 4 course series

Developing Your Musicianship

Course 116 hours4.8 (1,261 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Construct, sing and play scales such as the major scale and the minor pentatonic scale.

  • Aurally identify major 2nd, major 3rd, perfect 4th, perfect 5th, major 6th, and major 7th intervals

  • Construct and play triads and 7th chords

  • Compose a I-IV-V chord progression in the key of C Major and create a chord chart

Skills you'll gain

Category: Aurally identify musical intervals
Category: Aurally identify chords
Category: Read lead sheets
Category: Piano
Category: Read music notation

What you'll learn

  • Aurally identify minor intervals and 7th chords

  • Explain the relationship between a Major key and its related minor

  • Practice playing and writing in the keys of F Major, D minor, G Major, D minor scales

  • Write a chord chart

Skills you'll gain

Category: Music Performance
Category: Music
Category: Music composition
Category: Music theory
Category: Piano

What you'll learn

  • Describe Chord tensions and their role

  • Describe The concept of Harmonic Function

  • Aurally identify chord progressions and chord qualities

  • Identify Modal Interchange chords in a composition

Skills you'll gain

Category: Music
Category: Performance
Category: Music composition
Category: Music theory
Category: Piano

Developing Your Musicianship: Final Project

Course 49 hours4.9 (114 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Compose an AABA style song

  • Practice and perform your composition on your instrument

  • Create a simple recording of you performing your composition

  • Develop your ear by identify intervals, chords, and chord progressions

Skills you'll gain

Category: Music composition
Category: Music notation
Category: Piano

Instructor

George W. Russell, Jr.

Top Instructor

Berklee
10 Courses157,243 learners

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