Professional Certificate

Singer-Songwriter

Next Term Starts April 3


Great songs don’t write themselves. They come from great singer-songwriters who equip themselves with the skills and tools to make the most of their ideas. That means reaching a level of vocal and instrumental proficiency that allows your songs to shine. In this program, that instrumental proficiency is tailored to singer-songwriters who play guitar. The program culminates with strategies developed by legendary Berklee professor Pat Pattison for writing the brilliant lyrics common to many hit songs. You’ll leave this course with an understanding of how best to create unified, memorable songs.

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5 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Voice Technique 101

Make your voice sound more powerful, use vocal technique to expand your range and expression, and learn to become more confident in vocal performances.

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Guitar Chords 101

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.

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Pop and Rock Vocals

Learn to sing everything from classic hits to pop and rock to singer-songwriter styles to contemporary indie rock in an authentic manner.

Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies

Generate more and better ideas. Express them in compelling and original ways.

Songwriting: Writing Hit Songs

Learn to make the most effective settings for your melodic, harmonic and lyrical ideas. Move your listeners and express yourself more effectively by crafting song sections and complete songs the way hit writers do.


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