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Free Sample Lessons

Take a ride inside Berklee Online’s learning environment and sample lessons directly from 12 different Berklee Online courses. Each lesson highlights a different musical interest area, and includes video and audio clips, discussion topics, and weekly assignments. You’ll experience what it’s really like to take a Berklee Online course.

Lesson 1: Songwriting, Music Production

Music Production Fundamentals for Songwriters
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Lesson 2: Guitar

Guitar Ensemble Techniques
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Lesson 3: Music for Film, TV, and Games

Film Scoring 101
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Lesson 4: Music Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training

Music Theory 101
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Lesson 5: Music Business

Music Marketing 101
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Lesson 6: Orchestration

Orchestration 1
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Lesson 7: Songwriting

Collaborative Songwriting
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Lesson 8: Piano and Keyboard

Keyboard for the Electronic Musician
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Lesson 9: Songwriting, Voice

Commercial Vocal Production
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Lesson 10: Music Production

Critical Listening 1
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Lesson 11: Music Business

Data Analytics in the Music Business
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Lesson 12: Music Production

Music Production Analysis
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Degree Handbooks and Mini Lessons Downloads

Handbooks are robust PDFs comprised of comprehensive overviews of a wide variety of musical interest areas, featuring handpicked course content from Berklee Online’s 12-week courses. From foundational concepts to advanced techniques, these free handbooks are all designed to provide you with marketable skills in music.

Mini Lessons are focused, short-form excerpts and exercises from Berklee Online courses. These PDFs highlight specific scenarios that you may encounter in the music industry, allowing you to workshop new concepts in just 5-10 pages of material.

Degree Handbooks

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Music Production Degree Handbook

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Music Business Degree Handbook

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Songwriting and Producing Music Handbook

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Guitar Degree Handbook

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Songwriting Degree Handbook

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Music Composition for Film, TV & Games Degree Handbook

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Mini Lessons

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Scoring for Games

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Ableton

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Film Scoring

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Jazz Improvisation

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Music Business

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Music Publishing

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Online Course Catalog

Did you know that Berklee Online offers more than 200 unique courses? You’ll find 12-week courses in a variety of musical interest areas, from instruction on specific instruments (voice, guitar, piano, bass, and drums) to music production software (Ableton, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, and more) to larger concepts in music theory, songwriting, and composing for film, TV, and video games. In this comprehensive course catalog, you'll be able to explore all of our offerings in depth.


News and Exclusive Content from Take Note

Berklee Online’s flagship digital music magazine, Take Note, is a valuable resource for musicians of all abilities, covering everything from industry trends to gear reviews to tips on getting the most out of your playing.

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