Chord knowledge, a command of scales, and an understanding of basic improvisation are a necessity for any serious guitarist interested in adding expression, depth, and feeling to their playing. The Guitar Skills certificate program builds the foundation you値l need to advance these essential concepts, and provides the knowledge necessary to develop your technique and hone your skills in any given style.
You値l begin by learning Berklee's approach to the construction of chords and chord voicings in Guitar Chords 101. Throughout the course, you値l gain a greater feel for the guitar by learning how to visualize chord structures anywhere on the neck. You値l also learn an extensive chord vocabulary, including triads and basic seventh chords, which will prove invaluable in pursuing any style of music. Next, you値l compliment your chord knowledge by learning the major, minor, Pentatonic, Dorian, and Mixolydian scales in Guitar Scales 101.
In the last course in this program, you値l take your newfound command of scales and chords to the next level by learning to play with an authentic and persuasive tone. Getting Your Guitar Sound, teaches you to use your ears, hands, and the tools of the trade to play jazz, rock, blues, country and other genres. You値l build customized rigs using AmpliTube 2 modeling software, and recreate the exact guitar parts from a wide range of landmark recordings by artists including Buddy Guy, Kenny Burrell, Brent Mason, Neil Young, U2, Soundgarden, Pantera and more. By the end of this course, you値l have gained the ability to best utilize your guitar, amps, effect pedals and rack gear to zero in on the tones you値l need for the music you値l play for years to come.
Organize the guitar fretboard, develop your technique, and learn to confidently navigate the instrument by gaining a firm understanding of the pentatonic, blues, major, melodic minor, and harmonic minor scales and their modes.