Become a Better Arranger with Berklee
Gain the vital tools needed to become an accomplished arranger, across a variety of genres, instruments, and styles.
Essential learning for anyone interested in arranging music for a band, Arranging 1: Rhythm Section explores all aspects of writing and arranging for the rhythm section.
Take your arranging abilities to the next level of development by studying more advanced techniques for voicing chords, orchestration, articulations, and background lines.
Learn to create your own original grooves by analyzing, writing, sequencing and recording the rhythms and styles that have influenced western contemporary music.
Develop your writing and arranging skills for smaller bands and larger ensembles and learn techniques that can be applied to both live instrumentation or sequenced/sampled sounds.
Gain a practical, real-world understanding of the sound and personality of woodwind and string instruments, and learn how to properly apply them to songs, arrangements, and compositions.
Master the concepts of vocal writing and arranging from basic to more advancedand learn to write vocal charts in a number of contemporary styles, including jazz, folk, pop, and R&B.
Gain a broad overview of counterpoint and the art of writing lines that support both the melody and the overall structure of a composition - essential information for singers, songwriters, composers, guitarists and musicians from all backgrounds.
Become a more versatile and sought-after jazz arranger. Jazz Arranging explores techniques that will allow you to write effective jazz arrangements for all types of instrumental combinations, from bop and hard-bop, to big band jazz ensembles.
Learn effective techniques that will help you compose jazz tunes that have a balance of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic appeal.
Create great-looking music quickly and easily with the powerful Finale music notation software, and learn techniques to maximize speed, control, and accuracy.
Learn to create lead sheets, choral and instrumental scores, drum maps and guitar notation, and explore many other ways to use Sibelius for your own personal and professional needs.
Take your musical vocabulary and skill set to a whole new level for writing, arranging, and performing music of any genre by learning reharmonization and providing musical interest and variety to standard repertoire.
Add depth and flavor to compositions in any genre by studying the characteristics of a wide array of world music compositional techniques.
Learn how to develop upon virtually any kernel of an idea, from a melodic fragment to a catchy rhythm or phrase, or a nice chord. Explore a variety of approaches to composing and how they work, complete with examples, composer perspectives, and more.
Master Certificates (8-12 Courses)
Featuring our most advanced and in-depth arranging curriculum, build the strong foundation and gain the tools needed to become an accomplished arranger, across various genres and instruments.
Gain a broad but in-depth background in arranging—for the rhythm section, horns, and strings—to writing for the full orchestra, and gain marketable skills that’ll be put to work immediately.
Professional Certificates (4-6 Courses)
Create your own certificate program by adding five courses from any interest area into a dedicated program.
Specialist Certificates (3 Courses)
Spring Term Starts April 6 for Courses and Multi-Course Certificates
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