Next Term Starts January 8

Private Guitar Lesson Level 8 continues the application of the harmonic minor scale and its chordal possibilities in all keys. Students will also revisit the major and minor pentatonic scales and apply them to all keys. Students will demonstrate close and spread voicings by way of voice-led triads across the fretboard. In addition, students will dive deeper into diminished triad arpeggios by demonstrating them in three octaves from any chord tone and in all keys. Four-part chord forms and arpeggios will also be explored in all keys across the fretboard, knowledge which 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 8,  you will be able to:

  • Play the harmonic major scale in all keys from any degree or mode in three octaves (min. tempo of 60 beats per minute)

  • Play the major and minor pentatonic scales in three octaves, all keys (min. tempo of 60 beats per minute)

  • Play triads of Maj, Min, Aug, and Dim that are voice-led chromatically "48 to 48" (close and spread)

  • Play diminished triad arpeggios three octaves from any chord tone, all keys (min. tempo of 60 beats per minute)

  • Play four-part chords of Min(maj7), Maj7#5, Maj7b5, Min7#5, 7b5, and Dim(Maj7) in all inversions and all keys

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

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

  • Perform an instructor-approved performance piece

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Requirements

Prerequisites

Completion of Private Guitar Lesson Level 7 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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