In the capstone course, you will write and perform a 24-measure musical composition in A A B A song form. This culminating project will combine the skills and knowledge you learn and provides an opportunity for you to demonstrate your growth as a musician.
Developing Your Musicianship Specialization
Develop your skills as a musician. Deepen your understanding of music theory to develop your skills as a musician.
About This 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.
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- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Developing Your Musicianship
- 7 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
- English, Ukrainian, Portuguese (European), Chinese (Simplified), Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, Lithuanian
About the CourseLearn the basic concepts and approaches needed to understand, create, and perform contemporary music. If you have a passion for music and are curious about how it works, or if you are a musician who learned to play by ear without formal stu
Musicianship: Chord Charts, Diatonic Chords, and Minor KeysCurrent session: Aug 20
- 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours a week
- English, German
About the CourseAfter a tremendous response from learners on Coursera, Berklee Online has created a Developing Your Musicianship specialization, and this course is the second course in the series. If you have a basic knowledge of music theory or if you have c
Musicianship: Tensions, Harmonic Function, and Modal Interchange
- 4 weeks of study, 3-5 hours a week.
About the CourseAfter 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 c
Developing Your Musicianship: Final ProjectUpcoming session: Sep 24
- 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
About the Capstone ProjectThis course will guide you through the final project for the Developing Your Musicianship Specialization. This course will continue to help you apply the musical concepts you learned throughout the specialization, enabling you to create and p
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