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Students should complete "Developing Your Musicianship" before enrolling in this course.

Approx. 14 hours to complete

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Subtitles: English, Catalan, German

What you will learn

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    Aurally identify minor intervals and 7th chords

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    Explain the relationship between a Major key and its related minor

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

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    Write a chord chart

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Music PerformancePianoMusicMusic compositionMusic theory

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Intermediate Level

Students should complete "Developing Your Musicianship" before enrolling in this course.

Approx. 14 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours a week...

English

Subtitles: English, Catalan, German

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Welcome to Musicianship: Chord Charts, Diatonic Chords, and Minor Keys!

Welcome to Musicianship: Chord Charts, Diatonic Chords, and Minor Keys (also known as Developing Your Musicianship II)! Here we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your course experience.

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1 video (Total 4 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
5 readings
A Note From George5m
A Note From Your Teaching Assistant10m
Connect with Your Classmates1m
Course Resources5m
Earn A Course Certificate5m
1 practice exercise
What Are Your Goals?8m
4 hours to complete

Lesson 1

In this lesson, we will spend a little time reviewing the material from Developing Your Musicianship I. We will learn about the Key of F Major and its related minor key, D minor. We will also practice training our ears to hear minor 2nd and 3rd intervals and major and minor 7th chords.

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5 videos (Total 34 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
F Major and D minor6m
Intervals and Chords - Part 16m
Lesson 1 Ear Training Practice5m
Write and Practice in the Key of F Major and D minor2m
2 readings
Lesson 1 Study Guide30m
Check Your Work: Write in the Key of F Major and D minor10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 130m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Lesson 2

In this lesson, we will explore diatonic 7th chords in the key of G major and F major. We will learn four new popular chord progression using diatonic triads. We will continue to train our ears, reviewing the intervals and chords from the previous lesson while adding minor 6th and 7th intervals and the dominant 7th chord.

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6 videos (Total 33 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Diatonic Triads and 7th Chords in F Major5m
Popular Chord Progressions Using Diatonic Triads7m
Intervals and Chords - Part 27m
Lesson 2 Ear Training Practice6m
Write and Practice the Popular Progressions2m
2 readings
Lesson 2 Study Guide30m
Check Your Work: Write the Popular Progressions10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 230m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Lesson 3

In this lesson, we will learn about the key of G major. We will play with the popular chord progressions from the last lesson by adding the 7th. We will continue to train our ears, reviewing the intervals and chords from the previous two lessons while adding the tritone and the half diminished (or the minor 7 flat 5) chord.

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6 videos (Total 31 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
The Key of G5m
Popular Chord Progressions in the Key of G Using 7th Chords3m
Intervals and Chords - Part 36m
Lesson 3 Ear Training Practice6m
Write and Practice in the Key of G Major and E minor3m
2 readings
Lesson 3 Study Guide30m
Check Your Work: Write in the Key of G Major and E minor10m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 3 Quiz30m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Lesson 4

In this final lesson, we will explore the major pentatonic scale. We will also learn how to write a chord chart using the popular chord progressions from this course. We will continue to train our ears, reviewing all of the intervals and chords from the course.

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7 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
The Major Pentatonic Scale7m
Chord Charts6m
Lesson 4 Ear Training Practice10m
Compose an 8-Measure Song1m
Giving and Receiving Feedback1m
Congratulations!45s
3 readings
Lesson 4 Study Guide30m
How to Record Yourself for Your Assignments10m
Advancing Your Knowledge and Skill5m
1 practice exercise
Lesson 4 Quiz30m
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Top reviews from Musicianship: Chord Charts, Diatonic Chords, and Minor Keys

By HHFeb 16th 2017

very cool professor ..feel so happy and good to see you smile while teaching sir.\n\nit was great learning all the music concepts with you in musicianship 2\n\nvery well designed.thank you

By AKNov 28th 2016

This is a solid follow-up to Developing Your Musicianship. Anyone who enjoyed that course and wants to continue down that path should feel at home here.

Instructor

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George W. Russell, Jr.

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Harmony/Piano

About Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online....

About the Developing Your Musicianship Specialization

Nurture your love for, and understanding of, music with this specialization. Learn the fundamentals of music theory, including major and minor tonalities, chord scales, song forms, and chord qualities. You’ll also practice training your ear to hear and recognize various intervals, chord progressions, and chord qualities. For the Capstone project, you will directly apply the knowledge you’ve gained to write and perform a short musical composition. This specialization begins with the basics of music and builds to more advanced concepts, providing you the knowledge you need to improve your skills as a musician....
Developing Your Musicianship

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