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Welcome to Berkleemusic, Berklee College of Music’s
online continuing education division. Berkleemusic ofers a growing
catalog of accredited online courses and certifcate programs in all
areas of contemporary music, including songwriting, arranging,
production, education, music business, and performance. If you
are looking to enhance your career opportunities, develop your
skills, or connect with like-minded musicians, Berkleemusic has
something for you. I invite you to explore our web site to discover
the many ways Berkleemusic.com can help you achieve your goals.
Debbie Cavalier
Dean of Continuing Education
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The Best of Berklee Online
With Berkleemusic, you can study what you want, when you want, and
where you want. Te best online educational tools and the newest technology
available—weekly real-time chats, discussion boards, interactive activities
and quizzes, and personalized feedback on your assignments from your
instructor—enable you to pursue your craft with new depth and insight.
Step inside a free sample course
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what are the lessons like?
You’ll work with innovative, interactive tools to help guide you
through your course’s twelve weekly lessons. You’ll complete
the lessons on your own schedule within the week, begin
and end as you need to, at a pace that’s right for you.
what is the homework like?
Assignments are due at the end of each week, and could
include recording audio fles, developing business and
marketing plans, or writing, arranging, or orchestrating
music. Your instructor will provide detailed feedback,
then assign a grade on your weekly assignments.
How do you interact with others?
Instructors lead weekly chats with the entire class to discuss course
content and address any questions on the week’s lesson. Students
can post questions and communicate with other classmates
in the course’s dedicated discussion board. Private messages
can also be used to communicate directly with instructors.
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Jeff baust
Production
A composer, audio engineer, educator,
and multi-instrumentalist, he has created
scores for ESPN, NESN, Avid, Sony, Polaroid,
Sharp, Reebok, Lotus and others.

Paul schmeling
Performance, music Theory
Recently retired as chair of
the piano department, he is
co-author of the Berklee Practice
Method: Keyboard (2001) and
Instant Keyboard (2002) and
the author of Berklee Music Theory: Book 1.
lauren davis
music business
An accomplished music business attorney
with a past client list that includes the
Allman Brothers, the Psychedelic Furs, and
Tim Collins (Manager of Aerosmith).
matt marvuglio
Performance
The Dean of the Performance Division
at Berklee College, he is a virtuosic
futist and composer who has traveled
extensively, premiering his compositions.
He has presented clinics for the National
Flute Association, and the International
Flute Convention in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
david mash
Production
Author and VP for Information Technology
at Berklee College of Music, he founded the
nation’s frst music synthesis department
and developed the Center for Technology
in Music Instruction. He has also scored
award-winning digital flms, and appeared
on such programs as CBS Evening News, and
National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

roberta radley
Performance, music Theory
Roberta Radley is Assistant
Chair of the Ear Training
Department at Berklee
College of Music, as well as
co-author of the Department
Core Curriculum Ear Training 1-4 books.
She is also the author of the Harmonic
Ear Training DVD on Berklee Press.

daniel Thompson
Production
An author, independent writer/producer,
and recording engineer, his credits include
work for major flms and television programs,
including ER, The Sopranos, Swim Fan, The
Sweetest Thing, Melrose Place, Touched
By An Angel, Soul Food and CSI Miami.
suzanne dean
Arranging
An arranger, educator, composer, keyboardist,
and vocalist, she has released two albums on
Nova Records, and worked as an orchestrator
on the television series Jake and the Fatman.
michael bierylo
Production
A musician and producer
who has completed flm,
video, and multimedia scores
for clients including Hasbro
Interactive, Nintendo, MSNBC,
Nickelodeon, VH1, Martha Stewart Living,
and Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure.
michael rendish
Harmony
Founding chair of Berklee’s Harmony
Department, he has composed,
orchestrated, and conducted some 30 flm
scores, and was an arranger and guest
conductor of the Bangkok Symphony
Orchestra of the 50th Jubilee Concert
in honor of the King of Thailand.
michael Hamilton
songwriting, Production
Wrote and produced hip-
hop pieces for guest artists
such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog,
Warren G, Method Man,
Diddy, and Mystical. He
has produced recordings for Interscope,
Island Def Jam, and BGP Records.
Jimmy kachulis
songwriting
A composer, arranger, and conductor, he
has worked with great artists like George
Coleman, Jon Hendricks, Eric Gale, John Lewis,
and Martha Reeves, and his compositions
have been featured on scores from The
Sopranos to Touched By An Angel.
david kusek
music business
Author, music futurist, lecturer, co-developer
of the Musical Instrument Digital Interface
(MIDI), and VP of Berklee Media.
Pat Pattison
songwriting
Author, clinician, and Berklee Professor
of Lyric Writing and Poetry.
eric beall
music business
Vice President, Creative at
Sony/ATV Music, former
Creative Director for Zomba
Music Publishing, as well as a
songwriter and record producer.
larry baione
Guitar
Chair of the Berklee College of Music
Guitar Department. He has studied
with Lenzy Wallace, Mick Goodrick, Bill
Harris, William Leavitt, Bucky Pizzarelli,
and Jim Hall, and received a Downbeat
Hall of Fame Scholarship award.
George Howard
music business
Producer, musician, entrepreneur, and former
President of the large independent label
Rykodisc. Currently an Assistant Professor
and Executive in Residence in the College of
Business Administration at Loyola University.
rick Peckham
Guitar
Assistant Chair of Berklee’s Guitar
Department, he is an internationally known
jazz guitarist, clinician, composer, and writer.
He has performed with George Garzone, Jerry
Bergonzi, Mike Gibbs, and recorded with the
jazz collective Um, featuring John Medeski.

ben newhouse
Production
Author, music supervisor,
and composer on dozens of
television shows, flms, and
stage productions for media
corporations including ABC,
FOX, MTV, and Disney, he has arranged
movie themes, and scored for full-length
feature flms using Digital Performer.
Learn from the Best
Berkleemusic’s faculty consists of distinguished industry professionals and many of the same
instructors that teach at Berklee’s main campus in Boston. Tey are recognized experts in
their felds—having produced and engineered hundreds of artists and numerous award-
winning projects—and their students’ work has earned scores of GRAMMY® nominations.
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Online Music Courses
Our award-winning courses are authored and taught by industry experts and
the same renowned instructors that teach at Berklee College of Music’s main
campus in Boston. Our courses are twelve weeks in length, and are accredited
by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Credits earned in
a Berkleemusic course can be transferred to another college or university, at
the discretion of the receiving institution. Many Berkleemusic courses are also
transferable into Berklee College of Music for credit.
over 80 online courses now enrolling in:
• Guitar
• Music Production
• Music Business
• Songwriting
• Arranging
Guitar chords 201
rick Peckham
Master Berklee’s approach to playing guitar
chords. Improve your style, intonation,
technique, time feel, and tone in this
in-depth course. Explore open triads, seventh
chord structures, open triadic shapes, and
inversions in a variety of musical styles.
Guitar scales 101
larry baione
Organize the guitar fretboard, develop
your technique, and learn to confdently
navigate the instrument by gaining a
frm understanding of the pentatonic,
blues, major, melodic minor, and harmonic
minor scales and their modes.
rhythm and Groove Guitar
bruce bartlett
Learn the rhythmic techniques and
chord tools that are the foundation of
groove-based music. Expand your chord
knowledge and learn to construct original
rhythm guitar grooves that you can
apply to a wide variety of music styles.
Guitar
Jazz Guitar 101
bruce saunders
Study the styles of some of the most infuential
jazz guitarists, and learn the basics behind
the jazz language: chord/scale usage, building
melodic tension, and improvisation techniques.
Jazz Guitar 201
bruce saunders
Further develop your jazz guitar
performance skills by learning advanced
techniques to improvise over chord
changes, both in traditional “standards”
and complex modern harmony.
funk and r&b Guitar
Thaddeus Hogarth
Learn the appropriate scales, the best
use of effects, and the rhythmic and
melodic timing to create an authentic
funk-based solo and sound.
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Guitar chords 101
rick Peckham
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.
blues Guitar workshop
michael williams
Study the techniques and licks of classic
blues stylists, such as T-Bone Walker,
Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King, and Magic
Sam. Gain a foundation in form, control,
feel, and harmony that will help to bring
a blues sound to your playing or add more
depth to any other style of music.
Getting your Guitar sound
dan bowden
Learn to use your ears, hands, and the
tools of the trade to play jazz, rock, blues,
country, and other genres, with a hi-quality,
authentic, and persuasive guitar tone.
classic rock Guitar
workshop
Joe musella
Elevate your playing by learning the
styles and techniques of the architects
of classic rock guitar: Hendrix,
Clapton, Beck, Gilmour, and Page.
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• Bass
• Voice
• Performance
workload
5–10 hours of coursework
per course, per week
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When you enroll with Berkleemusic, you join a community of over 20,000 musicians from more
than 80 countries who study at the world’s largest—and recognized best—online music school.
You also get exclusive access to student-only deals from our partners in the music industry.
Producing with Pro Tools
david franz
Whether you are a seasoned Pro Tools user or
new to the home studio, this course will guide
you through everything you need to know
to create great-sounding home recordings
using Digidesign’s Pro Tools software. Learn
Berklee’s renowned production techniques
from set-up to mix down, and get a chance to
talk gear, studio confgurations, philosophies
of production, and even speaker placement.
Producing music
with Ableton live
kai Turnbull
Remix and produce in any number of
contemporary styles, including drum and
bass, R&B, breakbeat/trance, and house
music using Ableton’s Live audio and
MIDI sequencing software, a sequencer
you can play like an instrument.
Advanced music Production
with Ableton live
loudon stearns
Based on feedback from Ableton Live users,
this advanced course offers a forward-
thinking approach to recording, editing,
mixing, and mastering using Ableton Live.
Producing music
with cubase
James ramsay
Gain a broad skill set and a fully realized
background in music production using
the state-of-the-art Cubase 4 software.
recording and Producing
in the Home studio
david franz
Take your demos through the entire music
production process, and learn to apply a
number of concepts and techniques that
will dramatically improve the sound of your
recordings, mixes, and masters no matter
what recording device you are using.
music Production
desktop music
Production for mac
michael bierylo and david mash
Master the tools and techniques
for producing great-sounding
music at home on your Mac.
desktop music
Production for Pc
michael bierylo, steve
maclean, & david mash
Master the tools and techniques for producing
great-sounding music at home on your PC.
mixing and mastering
with Pro Tools
Jeff baust
Gain a greater understanding of two key
elements of music production by learning
the Berklee approach to mixing and
mastering using the Pro Tools software.
Advanced mixing and
mastering with Pro Tools
Jeff baust and mark wessel
This advanced music production course
provides students with a deep understanding
of mixing and mastering tools and techniques
that can be applied to a wide variety of styles.
Producing music
with logic
Jeff baust and david doms
Strengthen your technical understanding
of Logic Pro and heighten your overall
creative abilities in music production.
Harness the power of Logic’s extensive
software instruments, and learn to record,
edit, and mix your project like a pro.
Producing music
with reason
erik Hawkins
Gain a frm understanding of the
functionalities and capabilities of Reason
software. Explore Reason’s rack of virtual
instruments, effects, mixers, built-in
sequencer and patching system, and
learn real-world production setups and
techniques used by today’s top producers.
Producing music
with sonAr
steve maclean
Complete all aspects of a multi-track
recording using MIDI, audio, loops,
and plugin effects using Cakewalk’s
SONAR Producer Edition.
Pro Tools 101
digidesign and Andy edelstein
Pro Tools 101 constitutes the frst stage
of Digidesign’s Pro Tools certifcation
program. Learn the foundational skills
needed to understand Pro Tools technology
and software. This course instructs you
on recording, editing, and mixing on a
basic level, and will get on the road to
becoming a Pro Tools operator from home.
Pro Tools 110
Andy edelstein
This second stage of Digidesign’s Pro Tools
certifcation program teaches a broad range
of tools and Berklee production techniques
that will help you tackle more complex Pro
Tools projects and enhance your capabilities
in all aspects of Pro Tools production.
critical listening 1
dan Thompson
Create compelling, professional-sounding
songs by learning to identify the production
elements that contribute to a well balanced,
artful and professional-sounding mix.
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critical listening 2
dan Thompson
Expand your production skills and take your
critical listening to the next level by learning
to identify and implement mix strategies,
compression and panning techniques,
and a wide array of professional mix
approaches across multiple genres of music.
midi sequencing
intermediate
michael moss
Learn to create musical-sounding MIDI
arrangements with assignments that
challenge your creativity while you produce
music in three divergent styles: electronic
dance music, blues, and advertising scoring.
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music business 101
lauren davis
Gain a broad overview of the music business
and learn how the various segments of
the industry operate on a day-to-day basis.
Discover the career opportunities that
are available to you, and the knowledge
you’ll need to achieve your goals.
music Publishing 101
eric beall
Create and operate your own publishing
company, and learn how to effectively
promote and place your songs into
income-generating opportunities.
Artist management
George Howard
Explore the role and importance of an artist
manager, what they do, and how it impacts
the career of the artist and their brand.
legal Aspects of the
music industry
don Gorder and steve masur
Build your music career with an
understanding of the legal issues that are of
special concern to musicians and songwriters,
and take a focused look at the important
legal changes that have evolved as a result
of the shift in the music business landscape.
music marketing 101
bob baker
Gain a frm foundation in music marketing.
Learn techniques to successfully attract new
fans, garner media exposure, make smart use
of the Internet, and sell more of your music!
Hip-Hop writing
and Production
michael Hamilton
Learn the techniques that hip-hop producers
use to create hit songs. Learn writing and
production considerations unique to hip-hop,
how to analyze and recreate different styles
of hip-hop, and how to use this foundation
to produce your own songs using Reason.
sound design for
the electronic musician
michael bierylo and david mash
Learn to create your own electronic sounds
and musical productions using Propellerhead’s
Reason and Native Instruments’ Absynth.
sampling and
Audio Production
david doms
Explore the art of sampling and audio
production, and learn Berklee’s approach to
recording, editing, and programming using
the software samplers provided in Reason.
introduction to Game Audio
Jeanine cowen
Gain a solid foundation of sound production
and engineering skills that will prepare you
to work at a game development company
or as a freelance game audio professional.
remixing with Pro Tools
and reason
erik Hawkins
Leverage the power of Pro Tools and
Reason using ReWire technology, and
gain a comprehensive understanding
of how these powerful programs work
together in the remixing process. Master
the principles and techniques to create
mash-ups, stereo master remixes, a cappella
remixes, and multi-track remixes.
orchestration 1
benjamin newhouse
Learn to write and apply traditional
orchestration techniques to both
sampled performances and live
orchestral performances.
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orchestration 2
benjamin newhouse
Learn advanced orchestration strategies
and approaches to writing for full
orchestra, including both a live orchestra
and sampled MIDI mockups.
film scoring 101
donald wilkins
Create original music to accompany a
visual medium by learning fundamental to
more advanced flm scoring techniques.
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live sound: mixing
and recording
bill Gibson
Learn to construct a dynamic, high-quality mix
for live sound. Identify proper microphone
technique, equalization, effects, and
dynamics processing to build professional
sounding instrument sounds and vocals.
Producing music with
digital Performer
benjamin newhouse
Gain a complete understanding of this
powerful audio/MIDI music production
tool and take a detailed look at each
aspect of the production process, from
conceiving and recording your original
idea, to mastering your fnal product.
Getting your Guitar sound
dan bowden
Learn to use your ears, hands, and the
tools of the trade to play jazz, rock, blues,
country, and other genres, with a hi-quality,
authentic, and persuasive guitar tone.
music business
The future of music
and the music business
dave kusek
Examine alternatives to the traditional means
of distributing and marketing music, and
explore scenarios and uncover opportunities
that the new digital reality offers. Explore
challenging aspects of the music business
and discover the changes, technologies,
innovation and powerful trends that are
affecting its future. This course is essential
for all artists, songwriters and music business
people seeking success in the future.
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Berkleemusic really changed the way I write and how I mix. And for
me the investment has paid off. I would recommend Berkleemusic
to anyone interested in furthering their careers. There is a wealth of
information and resources available. All you have to do is tap in.
David Waugh
Producer/composer for Wounded Buffalo Studios in Johannesberg
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Arranging
Arranging 1:
rhythm section
suzanne dean
Essential learning for anyone interested
in arranging music for a band, This
course explores all aspects of writing
and arranging for the rhythm section.
Arranging:
small ensemble and Horns
Jerry Gates
Develop your writing and arranging skills for
smaller bands and larger ensembles and learn
techniques that can be applied to both live
instrumentation or sequenced/sampled sounds.
Arranging:
Advanced Horn writing
Jerry Gates
Take your arranging abilities to the next level
of development by studying more advanced
techniques for voicing chords, orchestration,
articulations, and background lines.
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Arranging:
woodwinds and strings
Jerry Gates
Gain a practical, real-world understanding
of the sound and personality of woodwind
and string instruments, and learn
how to properly apply them to songs,
arrangements, and compositions.
film scoring 101
donald wilkins
Create original music to accompany a
visual medium by learning fundamental to
more advanced flm scoring techniques.
music notation using finale
Jonathan feist
Create great-looking music quickly and
easily with the powerful Finale music
notation software, and learn techniques to
maximize speed, control, and accuracy.
music notation
using sibelius
Tom rudolph
Learn to create lead sheets, choral and
instrumental scores, drum maps,and
guitar notation. Explore many other
ways to use Sibelius for your own
personal and professional needs.
music marketing:
Press, Promotion,
distribution, and retail
michael king
(Formerly Music Marketing 201) Learn
advanced marketing techniques that
can be immediately implanted into any
band, independent label, or manager’s
promotional strategy. Create an effective
worldwide marketing strategy in the major
music marketing segments of publicity,
radio promotion, physical and online
retail and distribution, merchandising,
Internet, advertising and touring.
inside the record industry
George Howard
Gain critical marketing and positioning
advice on how to prepare yourself,
your music, and your band, and learn
realistic strategies for success for artists
looking to get their music heard!
music industry
entrepreneurship
George Howard
Focus your efforts and dramatically
increase your chances of success by
learning the entrepreneurial tools
particular to the music industry, including
business structures, fnance, marketing,
management, and leadership. Create a
concise business plan that you can apply to
many different music business ventures.
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concert Touring
John czajkowski and Jeff dorenfeld
Learn the preparations and logistics
involved in developing, budgeting, and
executing a successful tour, from small club
dates to international stadium shows.
music Theory, Harmony,
& ear Training
music Theory 101
Paul schmeling
Get the musical foundation you need
to take your skills to a higher level.
Learn to read, write, really listen—and
put theory into practice every day!
music Theory 201
Paul schmeling
Become a more effective player and
writer by furthering your music theory
background. Learn more complex chords,
progressions, and rhythms to open up your
understanding of the elements that help put
the groove in jazz, pop, blues, and rock.
music Theory 301
Paul schmeling
Prepare yourself for any future musical
endeavor and gain a professional command
of the mechanics of contemporary music
in this advanced music theory course.
basic ear Training 1
matt marvuglio and roberta radley
This practical approach to ear training
will help you build your confdence
as a performer by teaching you how
to notate basic rhythms and better
identify the different parts of a song.
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Getting inside Harmony 1
michael rendish
Use harmony creatively in your playing
and writing. Learn to hear and modify
chord progressions, improvise effectively
from chord to chord and deepen your
understanding of music’s inner workings.
Getting inside Harmony 2
michael rendish
Take your harmonic development to the
next level by gaining a solid footing in
more advanced principles including melodic
and harmonic tension, chord substitution,
and chromatically altered chords.
Harmonic ear Training
roberta radley
Put your harmonic theory into practice.
Learn techniques that will improve your
performance, arranging, and compositional
skills by refning your ability to really
hear and recognize what is going on
within the chord progressions.
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faculty spotlight
dan Thompson
Critical Listening 1 & 2 Faculty
Dan Thompson, Online Instructor of Critical Listening 1 & 2, is
Assistant Chair of Music Production and Engineering at Berklee
College of Music, where he has taught advanced production, as
well as mix techniques and audio technology for over a decade. An
independent writer/producer and recording engineer, his credits
include work for major flms and television, including ER, The
Sopranos, Swim Fan, The Sweetest Thing, Melrose Place, Touched
By An Angel, Soul Food, and CSI Miami, to name just a few. Daniel Thompson’s new book,
Understanding Audio (Berklee Press, 2005), is the required textbook for Berklee College
of Music’s MP&E Audio Technology classes, and will soon be required at numerous music
production and engineering programs throughout the country and abroad. He is a member
of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the Audio Engineering
Society (AES), and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
orchestration 1
benjamin newhouse
Learn to write and apply traditional
orchestration techniques to both
sampled performances and live
orchestral performances.
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orchestration 2
benjamin newhouse
Learn advanced orchestration strategies
and approaches to writing for full
orchestra, including both a live orchestra
and sampled MIDI mockups.
Arranging:
contemporary styles
daniel moretti
Learn to create your own original grooves
by analyzing, writing, sequencing, and
recording the rhythms and styles that have
infuenced western contemporary music.
songwriting
lyric writing:
Tools and strategies
Pat Pattison
Generate more and better ideas. Express
them in compelling and original ways.
lyric writing:
writing from the Title
Pat Pattison
Make your writing process more effcient
and your lyrics more effective. Learn how
to fnd a powerful and effective song
title, and discover how to build lyrics,
develop the rhythms of your song sections,
create contrasting sections and ideas to
re-color your chorus based on that title.
lyric writing:
writing lyrics to music
Pat Pattison
Get the most out of your lyrics by
learning how to combine them accurately
and effectively with melody.
songwriting workshop:
writing Hit songs
Jimmy kachulis
Move your listeners and express
yourself more effectively by crafting
your songs the way hit writers do.
songwriting
workshop: melody
Jimmy kachulis
Learn to construct strong, expressive melodies
that your audiences will remember.
songwriting workshop:
Harmony
Jimmy kachulis
Learn how harmony can help you to articulate
the essential meaning of a song, and the best
ways to adapt chords and progressions to suit
your unique songwriting style and ideas.
commercial songwriting
Techniques
Andrea stolpe
Learn to write for commercial success
by reproducing the time-tested
characteristics of hit songs while
maintaining your own unique voice.
Hip-Hop writing
and Production
michael Hamilton
Learn the techniques that hip-hop
producers use to create hit songs.
music Theory 101
Paul schmeling
Get the musical foundation you need
to take your skills to a higher level.
Learn to read, write, really listen—and
put theory into practice every day!
music Theory 201
Paul schmeling
Learn more complex chords, progressions,
and rhythms to open up your understanding
of the elements that help put the
groove in jazz, pop, blues, and rock.
music Theory 301
Paul schmeling
Prepare yourself for any future musical
endeavor and gain a professional command
of the mechanics of contemporary music
in this advanced music theory course.
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Getting inside Harmony 1
michael rendish
Use harmony creatively in your playing
and writing. Learn to hear and modify
chord progressions, improvise effectively
from chord to chord and deepen your
understanding of music’s inner workings.
Getting inside Harmony 2
michael rendish
Take your harmonic development to the
next level by gaining a solid footing in
more advanced principles including melodic
and harmonic tension, chord substitution,
and chromatically altered chords.
basic ear Training 1
matt marvuglio and roberta radley
This practical approach to ear training
will help you build your confdence
as a performer by teaching you how
to notate basic rhythms and better
identify the different parts of a song.
Harmonic ear Training
roberta radley
Put your harmonic theory into practice.
Learn techniques that will improve your
performance, arranging, and compositional
skills by refning your ability to really
hear and recognize what is going on
within the chord progressions.
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Jazz Guitar 101
bruce saunders
Study the styles of some of the most infuential
jazz guitarists, and learn the basics behind
the jazz language: chord/scale usage, building
melodic tension, and improvisation techniques.
Jazz Guitar 201
bruce saunders
Develop your jazz guitar performance skills
by learning advanced techniques to improvise
over chord changes, both in traditional
“standards” and complex modern harmony.
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Guitar chords 101
rick Peckham
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.
Guitar chords 201
rick Peckham
Master Berklee’s approach to playing guitar
chords. Improve your style, intonation,
technique, time feel, and tone in this
in-depth course. Explore open triads, seventh
chord structures, open triadic shapes, and
inversions in a variety of musical styles.
Guitar scales 101
larry baione
Organize the guitar fretboard, develop
your technique, and learn to confdently
navigate the instrument by gaining a
frm understanding of the pentatonic,
blues, major, melodic minor, and harmonic
minor scales and their modes.
rhythm and Groove Guitar
bruce bartlett
Learn the rhythmic techniques and
chord tools that are the foundation of
groove-based music. Expand your chord
knowledge and learn to construct original
rhythm guitar grooves that you can
apply to a wide variety of music styles.
blues Guitar workshop
michael williams
Learn the techniques and licks of classic
blues stylists, such as T-Bone Walker,
Lightning Hopkins, B.B. King, and Magic
Sam. Gain a foundation in form, control,
feel, and harmony that will help to bring
a blues sound to your playing or add
more depth to any other style of music.
classic rock Guitar
workshop
Joe musella
Elevate your playing by learning the
styles and techniques of the architects
of classic rock guitar: Hendrix, Clapton,
Beck, Gilmour, and Page.
funk and r&b Guitar
Thaddeus Hogarth
Learn the appropriate scales, the best
use of effects, and the rhythmic and
melodic timing to create an authentic
funk-based solo and sound.
basic improvisation
matt marvuglio and Jim odgren
and edward Tomassi
Learn a step-by-step approach to
improvisation that applies to all styles and
any instrument. Develop your solos by
studying the riffs and licks of legendary
players, and learn to incorporate the
infexions, feel, and nuances of the
masters into your own playing!
Getting your Guitar sound
dan bowden
Learn to use your ears, hands, and the
tools of the trade to play jazz, rock, blues,
country and other genres, with a hi-quality,
authentic and persuasive guitar tone.
Voice Technique 101
Anne Peckham
Make your voice sound more powerful,
use vocal technique to expand your range
and expression, and learn to become
more confdent in vocal performances.
bass
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Jazz bass
Jim stinnett
Gain the tools and knowledge you need
to improvise jazz bass lines like a seasoned
professional. Learn to play great jazz bass
lines, recognize common chord progressions
in jazz standards, and study the work of
jazz bass greats like Paul Chambers, Ray
Brown, Ron Carter, and Christian McBride.
rock bass
Anthony Vitti
Gain the foundation, technique, and vocabulary
necessary to construct and improvise bass lines
in a variety of rock and blues-based music styles.
bass Performance 101
rich Appleman and danny morris
Study the music of famous electric and
acoustic bass players, and learn to create
and perform your own unique bass
lines in a variety of different styles.
Voice
Voice Technique 101
Anne Peckham
Make your voice sound more powerful,
use vocal technique to expand your range
and expression, and learn to become
more confdent in vocal performances.
Performance
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berklee keyboard method
Paul schmeling
Master the basics of technique and chord
voicings, and gain an understanding of more
advanced concepts including interpretation
of lead sheets and improvisation.
blues and rock
keyboard Techniques
dave limina
Study the theory and harmonic concepts
common to blues and rock styles, and
learn the licks, techniques, patterns, and
improvisation styles associated with shuffes,
New Orleans piano, rock and roll and
modern rock piano, and solo blues piano.
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I’m forever in debt for the information I learned with Berkleemusic. It
defnitely helped me to get my Australian Idol arranging gig.
Mark Costa
Arranger/Bassist for Australian Idol in Sydney
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music notation
using sibelius
Tom rudolph
Learn to create lead sheets, choral and
instrumental scores, drum maps and
guitar notation, and explore many
other ways to use Sibelius for your own
personal and professional needs.
Harmonic ear Training
roberta radley
Put your harmonic theory into practice.
Learn techniques that will improve your
performance, arranging, and compositional
skills by refning your ability to really
hear and recognize what is going on
within the chord progressions.
BEST ONLINE
COURSE
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berklee keyboard method
Paul schmeling
Learn the Berklee approach to keyboard
in this 12-week course. Master the basics
of technique and chord voicings, and
gain an understanding of more advanced
concepts including interpretation of
lead sheets and improvisation.
Arranging 1: rhythm section
suzanne dean
Essential learning for anyone interested in
arranging music for a band, Arranging 1:
Rhythm Section explores all aspects of writing
and arranging for the rhythm section.
Arranging: small
ensemble and Horns
Jerry Gates
Develop your writing and arranging skills for
smaller bands and larger ensembles and learn
techniques that can be applied to both live
instrumentation or sequenced/sampled sounds.
BEST ONLINE
COURSE
6$&"
Getting inside Harmony 1
michael rendish
Use harmony creatively in your playing
and writing. Learn to hear and modify
chord progressions, improvise effectively
from chord to chord and deepen your
understanding of music’s inner workings.
NEW
Jazz bass
Jim stinnett
Gain the tools and knowledge you need
to improvise jazz bass lines like a seasoned
professional. Learn to play great jazz bass
lines, recognize common chord progressions
in jazz standards, and study the work of
jazz bass greats like Paul Chambers, Ray
Brown, Ron Carter, and Christian McBride.
rock bass
Anthony Vitti
Gain the foundation, technique, and vocabulary
necessary to construct and improvise bass lines
in a variety of rock and blues-based music styles.
bass Performance 101
rich Appleman and danny morris
Study the music of famous electric and
acoustic bass players, and learn to create
and perform your own unique bass
lines in a variety of different styles.
music education
desktop music
Production for mac
michael bierylo and david mash
Master the tools and techniques
for producing great-sounding
music at home on your Mac.
desktop music
Production for Pc
michael bierylo, steve
maclean, & david mash
Master the tools and techniques for producing
great-sounding music at home on your PC.
music Theory 101
Paul schmeling
Get the musical foundation you need
to take your skills to a higher level.
Learn to read, write, really listen…and
put theory into practice every day!
music Theory 301
Paul schmeling
Prepare yourself for any future musical
endeavor and gain a professional command
of the mechanics of contemporary music
in this advanced music theory course.
music Theory 201
Paul schmeling
Become a more effective player and
writer by furthering your music theory
background. Learn more complex chords,
progressions, and rhythms to open up your
understanding of the elements that help put
the groove in jazz, pop, blues, and rock.
Pro Tools 101
digidesign and Andy edelstein
Pro Tools 101 constitutes the frst stage
of Digidesign’s Pro Tools certifcation
program. Learn the foundational skills
needed to understand Pro Tools technology
and software. This course instructs you
on recording, editing, and mixing on a
basic level, and will get on the road to
becoming a Pro Tools operator from home.
basic ear Training 1
matt marvuglio and roberta radley
This practical approach to ear training
will help you build your confdence
as a performer by teaching you how
to notate basic rhythms and better
identify the different parts of a song.
midi sequencing
intermediate
michael moss
Learn to create musical-sounding MIDI
arrangements with assignments that
challenge your creativity while you produce
music in three divergent styles: electronic
dance music, blues, and advertising scoring.
music notation using finale
Jonathan feist
Create great-looking music quickly and
easily with the powerful Finale music
notation software, and learn techniques to
maximize speed, control, and accuracy.
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I knew I wanted to score for flm, but I needed to understand the
industry and the technical side of things. After this course, I was
instantly able to put together my demo reel and get to work.
Brandon Bush
Sugarland Touring Band, Keyboard, Train
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Getting inside Harmony 2
michael rendish
Take your harmonic development to the
next level by gaining a solid footing in
more advanced principles including melodic
and harmonic tension, chord substitution,
and chromatically altered chords.
Prepare for berklee
music Theory 101
Paul schmeling
Get the musical foundation you need
to take your skills to a higher level.
Learn to read, write, really listen…and
put theory into practice every day!
berklee keyboard method
Paul schmeling
Learn the Berklee approach to keyboard
in this 12-week course. Master the basics
of technique and chord voicings, and
gain an understanding of more advanced
concepts including interpretation of
lead sheets and improvisation.
basic ear Training 1
matt marvuglio and roberta radley
This practical approach to ear training
will help you build your confdence
as a performer by teaching you how
to notate basic rhythms and better
identify the different parts of a song.
Arranging 1: rhythm section
suzanne dean
Essential learning for anyone interested in
arranging music for a band, Arranging 1:
Rhythm Section explores all aspects of writing
and arranging for the rhythm section.
Arranging:
small ensemble and Horns
Jerry Gates
Develop your writing and arranging skills for
smaller bands and larger ensembles and learn
techniques that can be applied to both live
instrumentation or sequenced/sampled sounds.
Getting inside Harmony 1
michael rendish
Use harmony creatively in your playing
and writing. Learn to hear and modify
chord progressions, improvise effectively
from chord to chord and deepen your
understanding of music’s inner workings.
Harmonic ear Training
roberta radley
Put your harmonic theory into practice.
Learn techniques that will improve your
performance, arranging, and compositional
skills by refning your ability to really
hear and recognize what is going on
within the chord progressions.
desktop music
Production for mac
michael bierylo and david mash
Master the tools and techniques
for producing great-sounding
music at home on your Mac.
desktop music
Production for Pc
michael bierylo, steve
maclean, & david mash
Master the tools and techniques for producing
great-sounding music at home on your PC.
Contact Our Student
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by phone and email, who is are available to help you with any questions you
have throughout your online experience. Our advisors have a rich knowl-
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Guitar
Master Certificate
Guitar
8 Courses (24 credits)
With 8 courses presented over two years,
this is Berkleemusic’s most extensive guitar-
focused program. You’ll fully immerse yourself
in the structural fundamentals of chords
and scales, and learn the major elements
of three popular guitar styles: Blues, Rock,
and Jazz. Once you have this wide breadth
of guitar knowledge under your fngers,
you’ll choose three electives to take your
playing in any number of directions.
required courses
• Guitar Scales 101
• Guitar Chords 101
• Blues Guitar Workshop
• Classic Rock Guitar Workshop
• Jazz Guitar 101
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
MULTI-COURSE
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Berkleemusic’s certificate programs are designed to provide students with solid
qualifications and marketable skills for success. These multi-course programs offer
anywhere from one to three years of extensive training with the faculty of Berklee
College of Music in a wide variety of disciplines. We offer three types of certifi-
cates—Specialist, Professional, and Master—based on the depth of study. Develop
your skills, expand your expertise, and add great credentials to your resume with a
Berkleemusic certificate.
Master Certificate
songwriting and Guitar
9 Courses (27 credits)
The Songwriting and Guitar Master certifcate
program is the perfect match of time-tested
tools, theories, techniques, and applications
that you can use immediately to hone
your craft and become a more successful
and well-versed songwriter, guitarist, and
performing musician. Developed by the
award-winning faculty of Berklee College of
Music and based on the school’s curriculum,
this extensive certifcate program will provide
you with an arsenal of ideas and concepts
that are designed to develop a more complete
songwriter – not only the most effective ways
to write engaging and memorable lyrics,
melodies, and harmonies, but the best ways
to translate these compositions to the guitar.
required courses
• Getting Your Guitar Sound
• Guitar Chords 101
• Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies
• Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music
• Songwriting Workshop: Melody
• Songwriting Workshop: Harmony
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
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Professional Certificate
rock, rhythm, and
blues Guitar
5 Courses (15 credits)
The most accomplished rock guitarists, from
Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, to David
Gilmour and Jonny Greenwood, learned to
create an immediately recognizable sound
by drawing from a broad musical palate
rich in the fundamentals. The Professional
Certifcate in Rock, Rhythm, and Blues
Guitar will train you to become a versatile
rock guitarist by exploring a variety of
genres—Classic Rock, Rhythm & Groove,
and Funk and R&B. You’ll study the legends
and master the tools and techniques
specifc to each type of music, while fnding
and perfecting your own unique style.
required courses
• Getting Your Guitar Sound
• Guitar Chords 101
• Classic Rock Guitar Workshop
• Rhythm and Groove Guitar
• Funk and R&B Guitar
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sPeciAlisT cerTificATe 3 Courses
ProfessionAl cerTificATe 5–6 Courses
mAsTer cerTificATe 8–12 Courses
12–weeks 1 year 2 years 3 years
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required courses
• Desktop Music Production
• Critical Listening 1
• Pro Tools 101
• Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
• Producing Music with Ableton Live
• Producing Music with Reason
• MIDI Sequencing Intermediate
• Sampling and Audio Production
+ 4 Courses from Program’s Electives
Master Certificate
music Production
using Pro Tools
9 Courses (27 credits)
Our most thorough Pro Tools certifcate
program, Music Production using Pro Tools
provides a complete guided education
of Digidesign’s Pro Tools software, from
setting up your studio to advanced mixing,
mastering and remixing techniques, all from
the perspective and experience of Berklee’s
renowned music production faculty.
required courses
• Pro Tools 101
• Critical Listening 1
• Pro Tools 110
• Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
• Advanced Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
• Remixing with Pro Tools and Reason
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
Master Certificate
music business and
Technology
9 Courses (27 credits)
New independent music enterprises are
springing up and becoming successful
everyday. Independent artists and labels
are carving our proftable niches in the new
music market place with vertically integrated
businesses—fnding talent, producing artists,
recording, mixing, and mastering as well
as marketing, promotion, publishing, and
distribution. This entrepreneurial spirit in the
industry is providing great opportunities for
individuals with a wide range of skills. This
nine-course program is designed to cover the
music business and music production in great
detail with a focus on developing students for
a future in the new evolving music industry.
required courses
• Music Business 101
• The Future of Music and the Music Business
• Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
• Inside the Record Industry
• Music Publishing 101
• Desktop Music Production
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
Professional Certificate
Guitar
5 Courses (15 credits)
To become a truly accomplished guitarist, you
frst have to master the basics. Players that
have an intimate understanding of chords,
scales, blues and rock, and improvisation
techniques are more comfortable in different
musical situations, and are more dynamic,
expressive and well-rounded guitarists. This
extensive program provides students with
a wide array of tools and the knowledge
necessary to develop their technique and
gain a greater feel for their instrument.
required courses
• Guitar Chords 101
• Guitar Scales 101
• Blues Guitar Workshop
• Classic Rock Guitar Workshop
• Basic Improvisation
Specialist Certificate
blues, rock, and Jazz Guitar
3 Courses (9 credits)
The road to becoming a well-rounded
and expressive guitarist begins with
mastering the basics. This three-course
guitar certifcate program provides students
with an excellent background in three
keystone styles: Blues, Rock and Jazz.
required courses
• Blues Guitar Workshop
• Classic Rock Guitar Workshop
• Jazz Guitar 101
Specialist Certificate
Guitar skills
3 Courses (9 credits)
Chord knowledge, a command of scales,
and an understanding of basic improvisation
are a necessity for any serious guitarist
interested in adding expression, depth, and
feeling to their playing. The Guitar Skills
certifcate program builds the foundation
you’ll need to advance these essential
concepts, and provides the knowledge
necessary to develop your technique and
hone your skills in any given style.
required courses
• Guitar Chords 101
• Guitar Scales 101
• Getting Your Guitar Sound
music Production
Master Certificate
music Production
and Technology
12 Courses (36 credits)
Become a truly great producer/engineer.
This is Berkleemusic’s most comprehensive
course of study, focusing on every aspect
of music production, from the technology,
software and hardware available today
to the core music theory necessary to
arrange and compose great music. Over
the 3 years with Berkleemusic you will
immerse yourself in the art of music
production, learning about the physics
of sound, getting the best performances
out of musicians, studio set-ups, MIDI,
microphone techniques, mixing, mastering,
music and recording equipment, sampling,
sequencing, plug-ins and much, much more.
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faculty spotlight
Thaddeus Hogarth
Guitar Faculty
A two-time winner of the Independent Music Award for R&B/
Blues, Thaddeus Hogarth, Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee,
has been a prominent guitar player and singer-songwriter
since 1990. He leads the Thaddeus Hogarth Band, a group
recently hand-picked to represent Bose nationwide for the
launch of its revolutionary live music amplifcation technology.
His music and voice can be heard worldwide in flms and on
television, including work for PBS and MTV. Billboard magazine describes Thaddeus’
music as “Soul Terra Firma,” and the Boston Globe calls him a “guitar virtuoso.”
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Professional Certificate
studio Production
5 Courses (15 credits)
Learn to create, produce and record
music using Pro Tools and Reason, and
develop your ability to hear and identify
the key features of a well balanced,
artful and professional-sounding mix.
required courses
• Critical Listening 1
• Pro Tools 101
• Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
• Producing Music with Reason
• MIDI Sequencing Intermediate
Specialist Certificate
Producing music with logic
3 Courses (9 credits)
Some of today’s hottest artists—including
The Killers, Akon, Brandi Carlile, and The
Roots—are creating their music with Logic
Pro. This powerful software gives you the
ability to write, record, edit, and mix any
project like a pro in your home studio.
Berkleemusic’s Specialist Certifcate in
Producing Music with Logic will teach you
how to make the most of Logic Pro to create
quality recordings. You’ll learn Berklee’s
renowned approach to production and
explore the fundamentals of a great mix.
required courses
• Critical Listening 1
• Desktop Music Production for Mac
• Producing Music with Logic
Specialist Certificate
studio Production
3 Courses (9 credits)
Develop a frm Pro Tools foundation, and
learn how to record, mix, and produce great
music with the help of Berklee’s renowned
faculty and their masterful production
techniques. The Specialist Studio Production
certifcate will introduce you to concepts
including studio set up and equipment
optimization. You’ll become profcient at
recording in Pro Tools and receive technical
training in sound recording, from setup to
mix-down. You’ll also gain a foundation
in popular topics that include microphone
placement and editing techniques.
required courses
• Critical Listening 1
• Pro Tools 101
• Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
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Specialist Certificate
live sound Production
3 Courses (9 credits)
Although there are a number of foundational
changes occurring within the music industry,
live events continue to be a growing revenue
stream for musicians and sound engineers.
In the Specialist Certifcate in Live Sound
Production, you’ll learn to identify all
the elements of an effective mix for live
sound—from the proper width and depth,
frequency range, dynamics, and different mix
approaches used in various musical genres,
to the impact that microphone and even mic-
preamp choices have on the mix—and gain
all the tools, techniques, and insights needed
to become a well-versed live sound producer.
required courses
• Critical Listening 1
• Critical Listening 2
• Live Sound: Mixing and Recording
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Master Certificate
writing and Producing
9 Courses (27 credits)
Berkleemusic’s Master Certifcate in Writing
and Producing trains students to become hit-
making songwriters and arrangers, as well as
well-versed producers. By teaching Berklee’s
time-tested techniques along with cutting-edge
software, this program will prepare you to
become a contemporary writer/producer with a
wide range of useful knowledge and applicable
tools to succeed in the evolving music industry.
required courses
• Desktop Music Production
• Songwriting Workshop: Writing Hit Songs
• Commercial Songwriting Techniques
• Arranging 1: Rhythm Section
• Arranging: Contemporary Styles
• Critical Listening 1
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
Professional Certificate
electronic music Production
and sound design
5 Courses (15 credits)
Gain a complete foundation in recording
music on your computer, and explore the
art of sampling, sequencing, remixing,
audio production, Reason, and sound
creation in this fve-course program.
required courses
• Desktop Music Production
• Sampling and Audio Production
• MIDI Sequencing Intermediate
• Sound Design for the Electronic Musician
• Producing Music with Ableton Live
Professional Certificate
Pro Tools
4 Courses (12 credits)
If you’re serious about a career as a studio
producer, one of the best ways to get started
is to learn the techniques that the pros
use on the software that music producing
industry uses everyday. In the Professional
Certifcate in Pro Tools, you’ll engage in a
guided program of study that will take you
from the basics of setting up your home
studio, to advanced mixing and mastering
techniques using one of the most popular
music production software around.
required courses
• Pro Tools 101
• Pro Tools 110
• Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
• Advanced Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
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The courses at Berkleemusic have been great. Where I live in
Pakistan, courses like songwriting, arranging, and Desktop Music
Production are not available at all. Taking these courses online has
helped me grow as a musician, and have helped me prepare for
Berklee’s undergraduate school.
Arooj Aftab
Berklee College of Music, Class of 2009
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Specialist Certificate
music Production
using Ableton live
3 Courses (9 credits)
More and more DJs and producers these
days are turning to a program that allows
them to express their musical ideas in
unique ways: Ableton Live. Ableton
Live’s features are countless – multi-track
recording, nondestructive editing, creative
MIDI sequencing - the list goes on and on.
With Berkleemusic’s three-course Specialist
Certifcate in Music Production using Ableton
Live, you’ll develop the technical skills to
compose, record, remix, improvise, edit,
and more, using Ableton Live – and in the
process, make yourself signifcantly more
marketable in the increasingly competitive
world of music production and performance.
required courses
• Critical Listening 1
• Producing Music with Ableton Live
• Advanced Music Production with Ableton Live
Specialist Certificate
music creation using sonAr
3 Courses (9 credits)
Cakewalk’s SONAR software is one of the
most professional and reliable tools for music
creation. This three-course SONAR-based
certifcate program provides musicians,
engineers, and producers worldwide with an
accomplished SONAR knowledge base using
Berklee’s renowned production techniques.
required courses
• Desktop Music Production
• Critical Listening 1
• Producing Music with SONAR
Specialist Certificate
music creation using reason
3 Courses (9 credits)
The curriculum in this program is developed
and certifed by Berkleemusic and
Propellerhead Software. This certifcation
provides a powerful credential for any
resume, as well as the practical skills necessary
to pursue your creative ideas and reach
your creative potential using Reason. A
joint certifcation from Berkleemusic and
Propellerhead Software assures educational
Specialist Certificate
orchestrating and Producing
music for film and Games
3 Courses (9 credits)
Today, more than ever, music fulflls a vital
role in feature flms, television shows, and
video games. While album sales continue to
fall, music placements provide writers with
an effective new way to reach potential fans
and make money. These modern revenue
outlets require a detailed understanding of
orchestral writing skills, specifc production
techniques, and a deep knowledge of the
unique facets of these particular music
segments. This three-course specialist
certifcate program provides students who
already have a strong background in music
with specifc skills dedicated to advancing
their writing for flms, T.V., and video games.
required courses
• Orchestration
• Film Scoring 101
• Introduction to Game Audio
Specialist Certificate
Pro Tools
3 Courses (9 credits)
Work with world-class Berklee faculty and
classmates from around the world to become
a skilled producer using Digidesign’s Pro
Tools, one of the world’s most popular
music production software programs. This
3-course certifcate program unlocks the
secrets behind production and mixing (from
basic to advanced) techniques for a number
of contemporary music styles including
jazz, pop/rock, electronica and more.
required courses
• Producing with Pro Tools
• Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
• Advanced Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools
integrity and industry credibility. To be a
producer in today’s competitive environment
means staying on top of the latest trends
in technology, equipment, and studio
technique. But it also means training
yourself to hear, understand, and replicate
a nearly infnite variety of sounds, styles
and techniques. In the Specialist Certifcate
in Music Creation using Reason, you’ll
work with world-class Berklee faculty and
classmates from around the globe to gain a
solid background in production basics and
the art of creating music using Reason.
required courses
• Critical Listening 1
• Desktop Music Production
• Producing Music with Reason
Specialist Certificate
music Production
using cubase
3 Courses (9 credits)
Whether you’re recording and producing
your band’s album, scoring music for flm or
TV, or producing a record to be distributed
on CD or online, there’s one piece of software
that represents the cutting edge of digital
audio: Cubase 4. Designed by professionals
from the ground up, Cubase provides a vast
range of tools that allow you to compose,
record, edit and mix any type of music
imaginable. In Berkleemusic’s Specialist
Certifcate in Music Production using Cubase,
you’ll develop foundational skills to listen
critically, gain cross-platform home studio
production chops, and learn to use Cubase’s
state-of-the-art tools to create the most
professional sounding mixes around.
required courses
• Critical Listening 1
• Producing Music with Cubase
• Recording and Producing in the Home Studio
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faculty spotlight
Pat Pattison
Songwriting Faculty
Pat Pattison, Online Songwriting Instructor, is an author, clinician
and Berklee Professor of Lyric Writing and Poetry whose students
have composed for major artists and written Number 1 songs. At
Berklee, he developed the curriculum for the only songwriting
major in the country. His books, including Songwriting: Essential
Guide to Rhyming and Songwriting: Essential Guide to Lyric
Form and Structure, are recognized as defnitive in their genre,
and have earned many ecstatic reviews. His clinics are attended by songwriters all over
the country, and his articles appear regularly in a variety of industry publications.
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required courses
• Music Business 101
• The Future of Music and the Music Business
• Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies
• Songwriting Workshop: Harmony
• Songwriting Workshop: Melody
• Commercial Songwriting Techniques
• Concert Touring
• Music Publishing 101
+ 4 Courses from Program’s Electives
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Master Certificate
Artist management
9 Courses (27 credits)
With the power in the music industry shifting
from the major labels and other gatekeepers
to the artists, the role of a manager is
more important than ever. A manager
that has a detailed understanding of the
new and evolving marketing, technology,
legal, touring, and business strategies is an
invaluable member of any artists’ team. The
Master Certifcate in Artist Management
provides a complete tool kit to anyone
interested in success as an artist manager.
required courses
• The Future of Music and the Music Business
• Music Marketing 101
• Music Marketing:
Press, Promotion, Distribution, and Retail
• Concert Touring
• Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
• Artist Management
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
Master Certificate
music business and
Technology
9 Courses (27 credits)
New independent music enterprises are
springing up and becoming successful
everyday. Independent artists and labels
are carving our proftable niches in the new
music market place with vertically integrated
businesses—fnding talent, producing artists,
recording, mixing, and mastering as well
as marketing, promotion, publishing, and
distribution. This entrepreneurial spirit in the
industry is providing great opportunities for
individuals with a wide range of skills. This
nine-course program is designed to cover the
music business and music production in great
detail with a focus on developing students for
a future in the new evolving music industry.
required courses
• Music Business 101
• The Future of Music and the Music Business
• Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
• Inside the Record Industry
• Music Publishing 101
• Desktop Music Production
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
Master Certificate
songwriting and
music business
12 Courses (36 credits)
A successful songwriter needs to not only
have a frm handle on the creative elements
that contribute to a hit song, but also a
thorough understanding of the operations,
opportunities, and income streams available
to songwriters within the music business.
The Master Certifcate in Songwriting and
Music Business provides songwriters with
the necessary tools to create engaging,
effective songs, as well as the knowledge
they’ll need to navigate and succeed in
the rapidly changing music industry.
Specialist Certificate
sound design using reason
3 Courses (9 credits)
The curriculum in this program is developed
and certifed by Berkleemusic and
Propellerhead Software. This certifcation
provides a powerful credential for any
resume, as well as the practical skills necessary
to pursue your creative ideas and reach
your creative potential using Reason. A
joint certifcation from Berkleemusic and
Propellerhead Software assures educational
integrity and industry credibility. In classes
taught by award-winning Berklee instructors,
the Specialist Certifcate in Sound Design
using Reason will give you a complete
overview of how music is written, recorded,
mixed, and mastered using Reason, with
a focus on sampling, sequencing, sound
design, and building your own synth
patches from the ground up. Along the
way you’ll have the opportunity to share
ideas with classmates working in a wide
range of genres from around the world.
required courses
• Producing Music with Reason
• Sampling and Audio Production
• Sound Design for the Electronic Musician
music business
Master Certificate
music business
9 Courses (27 credits)
New technologies and innovations are
emerging almost daily within the music
industry. Forward thinking companies and
entrepreneurs are presenting new ideas that
artists, managers, independent labels, and
business savvy folks are using to not only
redefne their relationship with the existing
music business model, but also to succeed in
this evolving environment. Berkleemusic’s
Music Business Master Program is our most
extensive business certifcate program.
Throughout this nine-course program, you’ll
gain the business, marketing, management,
and touring background (a HUGE part of the
music business) you’ll need to understand the
industry as it currently exists and to realize the
possibilities available to you in the near future.
required courses
• Music Business 101
• The Future of Music and the Music Business
• Music Marketing 101
• Music Marketing:
Press, Promotion, Distribution, and Retail
• Artist Management
• Concert Touring
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
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Music Marketing: Press, Promotion, Distribution, and Retail really was
a broad-spectrum class that focused on all the necessary marketing
elements. It’s a kind of “everything you need to know” class. You
construct the pieces of your plan week by week, and at the end,
your fnal assignment really is just tying the bow around a complete
marketing plan.
Ihor Gowda
Manger of Suzanna Choffel
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Specialist Certificate
music marketing
3 Courses (9 credits)
The power dynamics of the music business
have been shifting rapidly over the past
several years. The tasks that record labels
have traditionally undertaken for artists
can now be accomplished by the artists
themselves, and more artists than ever are
fnding innovative and creative ways to
market themselves successfully on their
own. You’ve seen it, you’ve read about it,
you’ve heard about it – now learn how to
do it yourself. With the Specialist Certifcate
in Music Marketing, you’ll get a foundation
for how the whole process works. You’ll
learn different marketing outlets that
are available to you, how to access them,
where the money comes from currently and,
perhaps more importantly, where it will
be coming from in the future. And further,
you’ll fnd out how to take advantage of
that changing power dynamic, and how
to use it to make yourself known in the
increasingly competitive world of music.
required courses
• Music Business 101
• Music Marketing 101
• Music Marketing:
Press, Promotion, Distribution, and Retail
Theory, Harmony, &
ear Training
Master Certificate
Theory, Harmony,
and ear Training
3 Courses (9 credits)
Maximize your performance, writing,
arranging, improvisation, and music
comprehension skills by developing your
foundational knowledge in the areas of
music theory, arranging, harmony, and ear
training. Through interactive activities,
hands-on lessons, and transcription exercises,
you’ll acquire a frm understanding of the
inner workings of these principal concepts
and become well versed in applying
this knowledge to your own music.
required courses
• Music Theory 101
• Basic Ear Training 1
• Music Theory 201
• Getting Inside Harmony 1
• Music Theory 301
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
Specialist Certificate
keyboard skills
3 Courses (9 Credits)
To become a truly accomplished keyboard
player, you frst have to master the basics.
Players that have an intimate understanding
of voice leading chords, creating
accompaniments, playing the signature
licks for blues and rock, and the techniques
of improvisation are more comfortable in
different musical situations, and are more
dynamic, expressive and well-rounded players.
This 3-course program provides students with
a wide array of tools and the knowledge
necessary to develop their technique and
gain a greater command on the keyboard.
required courses
• Berklee Keyboard Method
• Blues and Rock Keyboard Techniques
• Basic Improvisation
Specialist Certificate
music Theory
3 Courses (9 credits)
Before you can become an amazing
songwriter, player or producer, you
need to frst master the mechanics of
contemporary music. The Music Theory
Specialist Program, developed by Berklee
Professor Emeritus Paul Schmeling, provides
the knowledge and concepts, from
fundamental to advanced, to prepare you
for any musical endeavor or opportunity.
required courses
• Music Theory 101
• Music Theory 201
• Music Theory 301
Professional Certificate
Artist management
5 Courses (15 credits)
Every successful band knows that talent and
motivation can get you so far, but without
someone behind the scenes putting all of the
necessary pieces in place, it’s diffcult to reach
that elusive next level. With the proliferation
of great bands out there these days, it’s more
important than ever to have someone who
knows and understands the business to guide
your band through the twists and turns of
today’s industry. Whether it’s a member of
the band or a business professional, the right
artist manager can make all the difference.
With Berkleemusic’s Professional Certifcate in
Artist Management, you’ll develop the skills
you need to make that difference, through a
wide range of courses that address the major
issues you’ll confront as an artist manager.
required courses
• The Future of Music and the Music Business
• Music Marketing 101
• Music Marketing:
Press, Promotion, Distribution, and Retail
• Concert Touring
• Artist Management
Professional Certificate
music business
6 Courses (18 credits)
Given the shifting landscape of the music
industry, the more business-minded musicians
are, the better prepared they’ll be to take
on an active role in guiding their careers and
allowing their music to reach the widest-
possible audience. Similarly, for those who
aspire to work or start their own music-
related frms—be they labels, management
companies, or publishing companies—the
chances of success in these frms increases
exponentially with a solid music business
foundation. The Music Business Professional
Program provides students with a detailed
background in key areas of the music industry,
and a plan for success developed with Berklee’s
seasoned experts in their respective felds.
required courses
• Music Business 101
• The Future of Music and the Music Business
• Legal Aspects of the Music Industry
• Inside the Record Industry
• Music Publishing 101
• Music Industry Entrepreneurship
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Specialist Certificate
Theory and Harmony
3 Courses (9 credits)
The Specialist Theory and Harmony
certifcate will help you create a solid base
of musical knowledge and deepen your
understanding of rhythm, scales, chord
progressions, and harmony. You’ll learn
how to use scales, intervals, and chords;
write a melody; and hear and modify
chord progressions. You’ll also gain a frm
understanding of the inner workings of
harmony in a broad range of contemporary
styles, as well as study more advanced
harmonic principles including melodic and
harmonic tension, chord substitution, and
chromatically altered chords. By mastering
these concepts, you’ll advance the creativity
in your playing and writing and learn to hear
the elements of music like never before!
required courses
• Music Theory 101
• Getting Inside Harmony 1
• Getting Inside Harmony 2
Specialist Certificate
Voice Technique and
musicianship
3 Courses (9 credits)
A well-rounded vocalist possesses more
than just a great voice. In order to really
thrive and succeed as a top-notch singer, you
have to also understand the mechanics of
contemporary music. The Specialist Certifcate
in Voice Technique and Musicianship
provides the fundamental knowledge
and concepts of theory, voice study, and
ear training to prepare you to be a better
musician and an in-demand vocalist.
required courses
• Music Theory 101
• Voice Technique 101
• Basic Ear Training 1
Arranging
Master Certificate
Arranging
8 Courses (24 credits)
The Master Certifcate in Arranging
features Berkleemusic’s most advanced
and in-depth Arranging curriculum. You’ll
build the strong foundation and gain
the vital tools you’ll need to become an
accomplished arranger, across a variety
of genres, instruments, and styles.
required courses
• Arranging 1: Rhythm Section
• Arranging: Small Ensemble and Horns
• Arranging: Contemporary Styles
• Arranging: Advanced Horn Writing
• Arranging: Woodwinds and Strings
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
NEW
Master Certificate
Arranging and orchestration
8 Courses (24 credits)
Arranging and orchestration skills are a
hot commodity. Placements on television,
in video games and animation, and in
other modern revenue outlets require
a detailed understanding of arranging,
orchestral writing, and production
techniques. In the Master Certifcate
in Arranging and Orchestration, you’ll
gain a broad but in-depth background
in arranging—for the rhythm section,
horns, and strings—to writing for the full
orchestra and gain marketable skills that
you’ll be able to put to work immediately.
required courses
• Arranging 1: Rhythm Section
• Arranging: Small Ensemble and Horns
• Arranging: Woodwinds and Strings
• Orchestration 1
• Orchestration 2
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
Professional Certificate
Arranging
5 Courses (15 credits)
Equip yourself with the most effective
chord scale choices for arranging and
improvising, and learn arranging and
orchestration techniques for a variety of
contemporary styles. With Berkleemusic’s
Professional Certifcate in Arranging, you’ll
learn great new skills to apply to both live
instrumentation and sequenced/sampled
sounds and gain the skills to become an
accomplished arranger, across a variety
of genres, instruments, and styles.
required courses
• Arranging 1: Rhythm Section
• Arranging: Small Ensemble and Horns
• Arranging: Contemporary Styles
• Arranging: Advanced Horn Writing
• Arranging: Woodwinds and Strings
songwriting
Master Certificate
songwriting
9 Courses (27 credits)
Berkleemusic’s Master Certifcate in
Songwriting can help you become an expert
songwriter, teaching you to create more
powerful lyrics, choruses, and melodies to
build memorable songs and commercial hits.
This extensive program arms you with the
writing tools you’ll need to develop your
ideas into complete, engaging, and effective
songs and master the craft of songwriting.
required courses
• Songwriting Workshop: Harmony
• Songwriting Workshop: Melody
• Songwriting Workshop: Writing Hit Songs
• Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies
• Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music
• Lyric Writing: Writing From the Title
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
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A lot of the music I’ve written in the Berkleemusic courses have
contributed to the songs on the next Train record. The online courses
really pumped up my abilities during the writing process.
Scott Underwood, Grammy winner, and
drummer/composer in Train and Foodpill
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Contact Our Student
Advisors Today
All Berkleemusic students are assigned a personal student advisor, accessible
by phone and email, who is are available to help you with any questions you
have throughout your online experience. Our advisors have a rich knowl-
edge of our course catalog, and are trained to provide expert advice on our
curriculum and how to best achieve your academic goals.
Voice
Specialist Certificate
Voice Technique and
musicianship
3 Courses (9 credits)
A well-rounded vocalist possesses more
than just a great voice. In order to really
thrive and succeed as a top-notch singer, you
have to also understand the mechanics of
contemporary music. The Specialist Certifcate
in Voice Technique and Musicianship
provides the fundamental knowledge
and concepts of theory, voice study, and
ear training to prepare you to be a better
musician and an in-demand vocalist.
required courses
• Music Theory 101
• Voice Technique 101
• Basic Ear Training 1
Master Certificate
songwriting and
music business
12 Courses (36 credits)
A successful songwriter needs to not only
have a frm handle on the creative elements
that contribute to a hit song, but also a
thorough understanding of the operations,
opportunities, and income streams available
to songwriters within the music business.
The Master Certifcate in Songwriting and
Music Business provides songwriters with
the necessary tools to create engaging,
effective songs, as well as the knowledge
they’ll need to navigate and succeed in
the rapidly changing music industry.
required courses
• Music Business 101
• The Future of Music and the Music Business
• Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies
• Songwriting Workshop: Harmony
• Songwriting Workshop: Melody
• Commercial Songwriting Techniques
• Concert Touring
• Music Publishing 101
+ 4 Courses from Program’s Electives
Master Certificate
songwriting and Guitar
9 Courses (27 credits)
Berkleemusic’s Songwriting and Guitar Master
certifcate program is the perfect match of
time-tested tools, theories, techniques, and
applications that you can use immediately to
hone your craft and become a more successful
and well-versed songwriter, guitarist, and
performing musician. Developed by the
award-winning faculty of Berklee College of
Music and based on the school’s curriculum,
this extensive certifcate program will provide
you with an arsenal of ideas and concepts
that are designed to develop a more complete
songwriter – not only the most effective ways
to write engaging and memorable lyrics,
melodies, and harmonies, but the best ways
to translate these compositions to the guitar.
required courses
• Getting Your Guitar Sound
• Guitar Chords 101
• Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies
• Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music
• Songwriting Workshop: Melody
• Songwriting Workshop: Harmony
+ 3 Courses from Program’s Electives
Specialist Certificate
songwriting
3 Courses (9 credits)
The Specialist Songwriting certifcate
is designed to beneft musicians of
all levels, from relative beginners to
professional songwriters who are looking
for new ideas to enhance their work.
required courses
• Songwriting Workshop: Harmony
• Songwriting Workshop: Melody
• Commercial Songwriting Techniques
bass
Master Certificate
bass
3 Courses (9 credits)
The bass not only holds a band together
rhythmically, but it’s also a crucial component
to the overall sound and direction of the
music. Berkleemusic’s 3-course Specialist
Certifcate Program in Bass educates students
in the essential facets of bass playing:
performance, technique, improvisation, and
style. After in-depth study and practice in
this program, you will be able to perform
with confdence, in your own style, and play
great rock, blues, and jazz-based bass lines.
required courses
• Bass Performance 101
• Rock Bass
• Jazz Bass
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