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Advanced Professional Certificate


Next semester starts January 8, 2024



8 Courses (24 Credits) or $1,520 Per Course
Only $10,944.00 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.

Course Requirements

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

5 Required Courses

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

Develop your technique, and learn to confidently navigate the guitar fretboard by gaining a firm understanding of scales and modes.

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

Add dynamics and expression to your playing and gain a greater feel for your instrument through Berklee’s approach to constructing chords and chord voicings.

Getting Your Guitar Sound (OGUIT-223)
Dan Bowden
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 an authentic guitar tone.

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 Guitar Techniques (OGUIT-350)
Abigail Aronson Zocher
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 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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