Professional Certificate

Rock Guitar

Now Enrolling for Sept 30 Term Start



3 Courses (9 Credits) or $1,497 Per Course
Only $4,041.90 when paid all at once
Nobody becomes a guitar virtuoso overnight, but this Professional Certificate Program sets you on a path that—with practice and persistence—can lead to guitar greatness. You’ll begin with scales and chords and then explore how phrasing, rhythm, tone, modes, and improvisation techniques can take your guitar playing to the next level. This is curriculum that helped build the foundational knowledge that former Berklee students like Steve Vai and John Mayer use every day.

Course Requirements

3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Classic Rock Guitar (OGUIT-225)
Level 2 Course
by Joe Musella

Elevate your playing by learning the styles and techniques of the architects of classic rock guitar: Hendrix, Clapton, Beck, Gilmour, and Page.

Rhythm and Groove Guitar (OGUIT-226)
Level 2 Course
by Bruce Bartlett

Learn the rhythmic techniques and chord tools that are the foundation of groove-based music. Expand your chord knowledge and learn to construct original rhythm guitar grooves that you can apply to a wide variety of music styles.

Funk/Rock and R&B Guitar Soloing (OGUIT-328)
Level 3 Course
by Thaddeus Hogarth

Learn the appropriate scales, the best use of effects, and the rhythmic and melodic timing to create an authentic funk-based solo and sound.

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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