Next Term Starts January 8

Private Guitar Lesson Level 3 introduces the harmonic minor scale and the chordal possibilities represented by the scale. A mastery of the related triads across the fretboard in the most common keys will be used as an introduction to four-part chords and arpeggios. In addition, students will be introduced to the diminished scale in two octaves across the fretboard. This knowledge will be applied to a final musical piece under the guidance of the instructor.

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By the end of Private Guitar Lesson Level 3, you will be able to:

  • Play the harmonic minor scale in the keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, G, D, and A in two octaves from any degree (min. tempo of 60 beats per minute)

  • Play the diminished scale (whole step, half step) in the keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, G, D, and A in two octaves from the tonic (min. tempo of 60 beats per minute)

  • Play triads in major and minor spread (open) voicings starting from any inversion in one octave from the roots of  C, F, Bb, Eb, G, D, and A

  • Play triad arpeggios in major, minor, augmented, and diminished from any chord tone in one octave (min. tempo of 60 beats per minute)

  • Play four-part chords of Maj7, Min7, Dom7, Min7b5, Dom7sus4, 7#5, Dim7, Maj6, Min6, Min9, 9, 7b9, 7#9, and 13—two forms for each from the roots of C, F, Bb, Eb, G, D, A 

  • Play four-part arpeggios of Min(maj7), Maj7#5, Maj7b5, Min7#5, 7b5, and Dim(Maj7) from any chord tone in one octave  (min. tempo of 60 beats per minute)

  • Read level-appropriate single notes and chords with rhythm notation

  • Perform an instructor-approved piece, approximately three minutes in length
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Requirements

Prerequisites

Completion of Private Guitar Lesson Level 2 is required.


No Required Textbooks


Software Requirements

A recording tool is provided within the course that will allow students to record videos of themselves playing for assignment submission. Alternatively, students can use a digital camera, smartphone, or tablet to record assignments.

Mac Users

  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks or higher (click here for system requirements)
  • Latest version of Google Chrome

Windows Users

  • Windows 7 or higher (click here for system requirements)
  • Latest version of Google Chrome

Hardware Requirements

  • Audio interface such as the IK Multimedia Stealthplug, Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, Mbox, etc. See the Student Deals page for discounts
  • A built-in microphone or an external microphone plugged directly into your computer (via built in ports or an external audio interface)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
  • 500 MB hard drive space
  • Speakers or headphones
  • Webcam
  • Internet connection with at least 4 Mbps download speed ( http://www.speedtest.net to verify or download the Speedtest by Ookla app from your mobile app store)

Instructors

To learn more about scheduling a Private Lesson with Berklee Guitar faculty, click here.

Questions?

Contact our Academic Advisors by phone at 1-866-BERKLEE (U.S.), 1-617-747-2146 (INT'L), or by email at advisors@online.berklee.edu.

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