Advanced Professional Certificate

Guitar

Next Term Starts January 8

Tuition

$11,832

8 Courses (24 Credits) or $1,479 Per Course
Only $10,648.80 when paid all at once

From rock to jazz or folk to metal, what separates the great guitarists from the rest is their mastery of the skills taught in this program. From basics like chords and scales to nuances like improvisation techniques, form, control, and inflection, this certificate program will take your guitar playing to the next level. Few accomplished guitarists have reached their peak alone, and Berklee’s faculty is unparalleled when it comes to delivering the personalized instruction and feedback that will help you turn the fretboard into a playground packed with unlimited possibilities.

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Requirements

8 Courses to Complete this Certificate (5 Required, plus 3 Electives)

5 Required Courses

Guitar Scales 101 (OGUIT-121)
Level 1 Course
by Larry Baione

Organize the guitar fretboard, develop your technique, and learn to confidently navigate the instrument by gaining a firm understanding of the pentatonic, blues, major, melodic minor, and harmonic minor scales and their modes.

Guitar Chords 101 (OGUIT-120)
Level 1 Course
by Rick Peckham

Add more dynamics and expression to your playing and gain a greater feel for your instrument by learning Berklee's approach to the construction of chords and chord voicings.

Getting Your Guitar Sound (OGUIT-223)
Level 2 Course
by Dan Bowden

Learn to use your ears, hands, and the tools of the trade to play jazz, rock, blues, country and other genres, with a hi-quality, authentic and persuasive guitar tone.

Blues Guitar (OGUIT-222)
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 Guitar Techniques (OGUIT-350)
Level 3 Course
by Abigail Aronson Zocher

Strengthen your rhythmic strumming, use of alternate tunings, and fingerstyle playing, and improve your fluency, tone, dynamics, and control.

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

Questions?

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