About this Specialization

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Do you have a song in your heart that you want to share it with others? In the Singer/Songwriter specialization, you will learn all the skills you need to write, perform, and record your own original music. You’ll begin by learning how to play the guitar to accompany yourself in Guitar for Beginners. You’ll learn how to play chords and scales, as well as strumming patterns and finger picking patterns. In Singing Popular Music, you’ll explore your voice and develop your own personal style. You’ll learn how to sing properly, mastering the correct techniques and breath support. From there, you’ll hone your writing craft, focusing on lyrics. You’ll learn about stressed and unstressed syllables, rhyme schemes, and lyrical phrasing.You’ll also record into a Digital Audio Workstation, focusing on Ableton Live and capturing both MIDI and real instruments into your DAW to record and share your ideas with the world.
Learner Career Outcomes
60%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
50%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
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Flexible Schedule
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Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
60%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
50%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 5 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Guitar for Beginners

4.8
stars
1,924 ratings
547 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Singing Popular Music

4.5
stars
65 ratings
20 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics

4.8
stars
573 ratings
178 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Introduction to Ableton Live

4.8
stars
986 ratings
307 reviews

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Berklee College of Music

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