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Professional Certificate

Blues Guitar

Next Semester Starts January 11, 2021

Tuition

$4,491

3 Courses (9 Credits) or $1,497 Per Course
Only $4,041.90 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)
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Level 2 Course
by Michael Williams

Learn the techniques and licks of classic blues stylists, such as T-Bone Walker, Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King, and Magic Sam. Gain a foundation in form, control, feel, and harmony that will help to bring a blues sound to your playing or add more depth to any other style of music.

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

Develop a foundational, working repertoire in the acoustic blues style that includes early and contemporary material from the Mississippi Delta, Texas, Georgia/Carolinas, and more. Learn to fingerpick melodies and solos over independent bass patterns, and perform in the acoustic bottleneck slide style in both standard and open tunings.

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

In this advanced course, 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, blues/rumbas, blues/rock, soul, and slow blues.

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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