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Professional Certificate

Blues Guitar

Next semester
starts April 1



3 Courses (9 Credits) or $1,545 Per Course
Only $4,171.50 when paid all at once

Get your mojo working with the Blues Guitar Professional Certificate Program and gain command over the methods that Robert Johnson, T-Bone Walker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and other blues greats contributed to the form. With the help of ace members of Berklee’s guitar department you’ll build a vocabulary of chords and scales, master blues techniques like bottleneck slide and fingerpicked melodies, and explore your own personal sound. Upon completion, you’ll have all the rhythms, riffs, licks, leads, and solos you need to really play the blues.

Course Requirements

3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Blues Guitar (OGUIT-222)
Michael Williams
Level 2 Course
by Michael Williams

Learn the techniques and licks of blues legends such as T-Bone Walker, Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King, and more to explore the form, feel, and harmony that will help to bring a blues sound to your playing.

Acoustic Blues Guitar (OGUIT-351)
Dan Bowden
Level 3 Course
by Dan Bowden

Explore acoustic blues guitar, from fingerpicking melodies to soloing over independent bass patterns, to performing in the acoustic bottleneck slide style.

Advanced Blues Guitar (OGUIT-352)
Michael Williams
Level 3 Course
by Michael Williams

Learn how to play rhythm guitar parts and solos over a variety of blues progressions, grooves, and tempos in styles such as shuffles, funky blues, soul, and more.

Upon Completion of this Certificate Program, You'll Receive:

  • Professional credential from the world leader in music education
  • Credits that may be eligible for transfer toward a Bachelor's degree program
  • A physical certificate from Berklee College of Music
  • A verified, digital certificate that you can share


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