Specialist Certificate

Music Theory & Counterpoint

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    3 Courses (9 Credits)
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If you are serious about becoming an effective composer, you are going to have to learn the fundamental concepts that make up the foundation of modern music: pitch, rhythm, scales, intervals chords, melody and harmony. With Berklee Online's Specialist Certificate in Music Theory & Counterpoint certificate program, students will develop the skills that professional writers depend on, on a daily basis.

The first step is to start with the basics. In Music Theory 101, you will explore the fundamental building blocks of music and learn how they all interact and work with one another. The coursework also includes basic ear training to help you easily hear, identify, and use these elements in...

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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 listenÂ… 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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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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