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Write, perform, and record original music

Do you have a song in your heart that you want to share it with others? In the Singer/Songwriter specialization, you will learn all the skills you need to write, perform, and record your own original music. You’ll begin by learning how to play the guitar to accompany yourself in Guitar for Beginners. You’ll learn how to play chords and scales, as well as strumming patterns and finger picking patterns. In Singing Popular Music, you’ll explore your voice and develop your own personal style. You’ll learn how to sing properly, mastering the correct techniques and breath support. From there, you’ll hone your writing craft, focusing on lyrics. You’ll learn about stressed and unstressed syllables, rhyme schemes, and lyrical phrasing.You’ll also record into a Digital Audio Workstation, focusing on Ableton Live and capturing both MIDI and real instruments into your DAW to record and share your ideas with the world.

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From Berklee, Berklee College of Music, Ableton via Coursera
Hours 89
Instructors Thaddeus Hogarth, Jeannie Gagne, Erin Barra
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities

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book & Music seller/Trainer $30k

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Author and Instructor IT-205 Digital Music $57k

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Amazon Music Voice Software Development... $66k

Educational Technologist/Music Teacher/Librarian $70k

National Music Department Chair $72k

Assistant Professor, Music $85k

Professor of Music Manager $88k

Crushable.com Music and Television Writer $96k

Music Teacher Consultant Lead $106k

Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Theory $138k

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Guitar for Beginners (You were viewing this course)

Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing acoustic or electric guitar. You'll learn an easy approach to get you playing quickly, through a combination of exploring the...

Coursera | Berklee, Berklee College of Music

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Jan
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Singing Popular Music

You've been studying the greats, working on improving your vocal skills, and building vocal technique. Now it's time to take the next step in your singing career to shine as a...

Coursera | Berklee College of Music

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Feb
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Introduction to Ableton Live

The new version of Introduction to Ableton Live featuring Ableton Live 10 will launch on April 20! In the past, Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) were programs used only by audio...

Coursera | Berklee, Berklee College of Music, Ableton

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Berklee, Berklee College of Music, Ableton

From Berklee, Berklee College of Music, Ableton via Coursera
Hours 89
Instructors Thaddeus Hogarth, Jeannie Gagne, Erin Barra
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile (33rd - 99th).

book & Music seller/Trainer $30k

Music Teacher K - 12 Educator $55k

Author and Instructor IT-205 Digital Music $57k

Music Producer/DJ $60k

Amazon Music Voice Software Development... $66k

Educational Technologist/Music Teacher/Librarian $70k

National Music Department Chair $72k

Assistant Professor, Music $85k

Professor of Music Manager $88k

Crushable.com Music and Television Writer $96k

Music Teacher Consultant Lead $106k

Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Theory $138k

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