Building on the foundation of Guitar Chords 101, this course is the next level in Berklee's world-famous approach to guitar study, one in which players focus on the individual notes that make up a chord, rather than on the chord's shape. Guitar Chords 201 provides essential technical training that will improve your style, intonation, technique, time feel, and tone.
The course starts where Guitar Chords 101 leaves offwith an in-depth exploration into the construction of open triads, seventh chord structures, and inversions of complex chord forms. You'll move on to learn popular fingerstyle patterns, alternate tuning options, major and minor bebop scales, and voice-leading through chord scales.
Your studies will take you through a variety of genres, and focus in on a number of legendary artists and guitarists, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
look at a lead sheet and play chord voicings, with harmonized melodies using seventh chords, open triadic shapes, and inversions in several musical styles
have a greater knowledge of constructing open triads, seventh chord structures, and inversions of complex chord forms
lay and know some basic approaches to chordal playing using fingerstyle patterns, Travis picking, Brazilian Bossa Nova styles, and some alternate tuning options
play and use quartal modal voicings, as well as some advanced jazz chord substitutions