Specialist Certificate

Music Theory & Counterpoint

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    3 Courses (9 Credits)
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If you're serious about being an effective composer or songwriter, you must learn the concepts behind the foundation of modern music: pitch, rhythm, scales, intervals, chords, melody, and harmony. In this program, you’ll develop the skills professional writers depend on, starting with music theory and ear training. Then, you’ll dive into counterpoint, the technique of writing simultaneous, independent melodic lines, which has enhanced music by everyone from Bach to Bowie. Regardless of genre, the skills you learn in this program will help you take the next step in writing compelling music.

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3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Music Theory 101

Get the musical foundation you need to take your skills to a higher level. Learn to read, write, really listen… and put music theory into practice every day!

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Music Theory 201: Harmony and Function

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.

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Counterpoint

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.


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