$4,4913 Courses (9 Credits) or $1,497 Per Course
Successful modern drummers are versatile, creative players with a keen sense of touch, dynamics, and coordination. Focusing on rock, funk, and R&B settings, this program will advance your skills in these areas, starting with the basics of musicianship and technique and concluding with forays into advanced improvisation. Whether you aim for a smooth “in the pocket” sound like John “Jabo” Starks of the J.B.’s or a rough rock sound like Jose Pasillas of Incubus, you'll further your development as an excellent and expressive drummer who can effectively bring multiple styles to the table.
3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate
Improve your overall coordination, touch, and dynamics, and gain a solid foundation in drum set performance and musicianship.
Learn to play a variety of rock drumming styles through the study of some of rock music's most significant drummers.
In Funk/R&B Drums, you'll focus on developing solid time and an "in the pocket," laid-back time feel to your playing, exploring topics from triplet-based blues to gospel patterns, and everything in between.
Upon Completion of this Certificate Program, You'll Receive:
- Professional level 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