Maximize your performance, writing, arranging, improvisation, and music comprehension skills by developing your foundational knowledge in the areas of music theory, arranging, harmony, and ear training. Through interactive activities, hands-on lessons, and transcription exercises, you'll acquire a firm understanding of the inner workings of these principal concepts and become well versed in applying this knowledge to your own music.
You’ll gain a professional command of the mechanics of contemporary music, and learn to write effective jazz, pop, and rock-influenced pentatonic and modal melodies as well as master anticipations and articulations that will give your music the necessary sound and "character" to fit these styles. You’ll develop your knowledge of scales, intervals, chords, and arranging techniques, learn how to hear things in music that you never have before, and transfer these techniques and skills into your own projects and performances.
The Master Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training certificate also offers three elective courses in areas including production, songwriting, and arranging that will allow you to apply your theory, harmony, and ear training background to a number of different music making disciplines.
Substitutions may be requested for electives. Please contact our Continuing Education Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617) 747-2146 to see if your request suits the overall academic requirements for your chosen program.
Become a more effective player and writer by furthering your music theory background. Learn more complex chords, progressions, and rhythms to open up your understanding of the elements that help put the groove in jazz, pop, blues, and rock.
Put your harmonic theory into practice. Learn techniques that will improve your performance, arranging, and compositional skills by refining your ability to really hear and recognize what is going on within the chord progressions.
Learn the Berklee approach to keyboard in this 12-week course. Master the basics of technique and chord voicings, and gain an understanding of more advanced concepts including interpretation of lead sheets and improvisation.
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