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Private Guitar Lesson Level 4 builds upon the knowledge imparted in Level 3 regarding the harmonic minor scale and its basis for harmonic possibilities. You will also be introduced to the major and minor pentatonic scale in two octaves across the fretboard. An expansion of melodic minor chord forms will also be explored. 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 4, you will be able to:

  • Play the harmonic major 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 major and minor pentatonic scales 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 augmented and diminished 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 two octaves (min. tempo of 60 beats per minute)

  • Play four-part chords of Min(maj7), Maj7#5, Maj7b5, Min7#5, 7b5, Dim(Maj7), Maj(9/7), Maj(9/6), min9(maj7), 7(b9/b13),13(b9), 9(b13)— two forms for each from the roots of C, F, Bb, Eb, G, D, and 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 note and chords with rhythm notation

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

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Requirements

Prerequisites and Course-Specific Requirements 

Completion of Private Guitar Lesson Level 3 is required.

Required Textbook(s)

  • None required

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.

Hardware Requirements

  • Audio interface

After enrolling, please check the Getting Started section of your course for potential deals on required materials. Our Student Deals page also features several discounts you can take advantage of as a current student. Please contact support@online.berklee.edu for any questions.


General Course Requirements

Below are the minimum requirements to access the course environment and participate in live chats. Please make sure to also check the Prerequisites and Course-Specific Requirements section above, and ensure your computer meets or exceeds the minimum system requirements for all software needed for your course. 

Mac Users

PC Users

All Users

  • Latest version of  Google Chrome
  • Zoom meeting software (available in the course when joining your first chat)
  • Webcam
  • Speakers or headphones
  • External or internal Microphone
  • Broadband Internet connection

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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