This course is a incredible one to kick start as a musician , it allows one to grow and learn basic musical chords and notes, it gave me deep knowledge about the harmony, ear training and song form.
Wonderful course! The instructor is great and the lessons are very well planned and with attainable learning goals. So much fun! I loved it so much I enrolled in the 4-course Specialization.
by bao l•
I discovered this course 5 years ago when there was only Develop Your Musicianship I. However, it is recent months when I‘ve decided to take the course II, III & IV. Finally I find myself fulfilled: composing songs with the music theories and skills taught by the magnificent Prof.George W. Russell, Jr. :D
You will not regret it!
by Leah L•
I went into this course wanting to increase my knowledge of music theory and came out with so much more! I learned the basics of music composition, a new appreciation for blues and discovered the amazing teachers and students of Berklee. Thank you for a musical experience that has been both interesting and enriching.
by Abby M•
Just completed first module - can’t recommend enough! I have studied music in the past but I have never experienced such high quality positive teaching! I really like the interactive peer group learning as it’s really helpful and encourages me to keep going and other people help you figure things out. Go for it!!!
by SUBODH P•
Great course! It has significantly increased my ability to recognize different chords, intervals and many more about music. I am very thankful to the Berklee team and especially my instructor George. His teaching technique is absolutely brilliant and I have definitely improved a lot as a musician. Thank you.
by Kevin M H•
Excellent course for those with limited to moderate music theory knowledge. The professor introduces concepts in a clear and concise manner, and the topics are varied enough that you remain engaged. The course also features well designed in-video quizes and assignments to ensure the material is sinking in.
by Mary P L•
Hats off to Mr.George my music teacher, who made my learning as easy as possible, he's the best teacher ever i learnt from. Thank you sir, now wish to pursue more into music. I really enjoyed for the first time learning music, as Mr. George always tells, it's mandate to have fun while learning music.
by Aggie P•
This is the first time that a take a music course, of course I know read sheets and some chords (the basics), but I didn't know about the scales or other chords, I know how to read a song, but I want to improve and play my own songs, this course is perfect to start to know more about music theory,
Absolutely loved this course and suggested it to my friends to take. I appreciate the school providing quality material and a quality instructor for many to learn from, free of cost. I learned so much, genuinely enjoyed myself, and am excited to take the other three courses in this specialization!
by Leo A•
George Russell is a beyond phenomenal teacher. I would fly to Boston just to take classes with him.
What a blessing of a human being. I never played piano in my life and thanks to him and his amazing personality, am becoming proficient!
Thank you for being you Mr. Russell!
by SAMIT P B ( i C•
Very well paced course. George is an absolutely awesome teacher and he builds the concepts taught right into your sub conscience effortlessly. You'll have to practice a lot outside the course to see the real application of the concepts being taught but he lays a great foundation.
by Gabriela P•
excelente formación para profesionales en música y personas que quieren dedicarse a ello, en mi país hay carencia de educación musical, por lo tanto estos cursos son excelentes para ordenar el conocimiento empírico y al académico que levemente se puede accesar.
by Axel Y M L•
este curso beneficiara a todo aquel que lo haga , cambiara positivamente su visoon de la musicam, ademas del intercambio entre compañeros de curso, una experiencia totalmente motivadora, agradecido enormemente por su ayuda al aprobar mi solicitud economica,
by Adrian Q F•
It can appear short or kind of "easy" but it teaches some very important fundaments in a very natural way.
Your skills will improve depending on your discipline and practice schedule, but there is no better way to learn the subjects covered in this course
by Alex A•
This course has really opened op my creative potential and built my confidence in playing and songwriting/producing. Anyone who sees me taking the lessons or hears how much I'm enjoying what the course offers wants to take the course themselves!
by Vladimir H•
This course is a great introduction to music theory. I have been playing by ear for a long time and i now finally understand some of the things that i did before. I recommend this course to those that one to get a good foundation in music.
by Ishita P•
I have been able to develop the skills that I couldn't in my regular classes at a music academy. The practise questions and the teaching style is very thorough. I am really having fun learning and improving with every lesson every week.
Loved the instructor. The songs he created really helped me retain the material. This course contained just the right intensity of challenge for me. I knew how to read music but had no formal music training since 5th grade.
by Eleanor E•
I love the teacher in these courses, he explains things very clearly. It has given me great ideas for my students in the future! Perfect course for beginners or people who want to clarify/simplify some musical concepts.
by Christopher C•
Great course and eases you in to music theory nicely. Professor is especially fun, knowledgable, and very talented so you know you're in good hands. Highly recommend if you're starting out or looking for a refresher!
by Jinglin W•
I love the style that George taught, it was definitely clear and suitable for people who know the music theory and harmony, Besides, it also taught us about ear training as well as the blues progression. It's cool!
by Maung N M H•
it is very good to be here.You just cant say how much fun we got by attending this course. Music actually is freedom.And thank you very much dear Sir for teaching us in a fun way...Hope to join more courses too...
by Paula P•
This professor is amazing. He explains things that others just overlook. I guess that others assume we should already know the basics, but this professor teaches the basics instead of assuming. He is wonderful!
by Tran L P•
Great course for not only beginners but also somewhat experienced as it it super easy to understand and with very nice instructor. Great assignments which help you get back to all the basic. Strongly recommended.
by Hera M A•
I love the professor's enthusiasm and patience. Really fun course. As a guitarist, I familiarised myself further with sheet music, ear training with intervals and 7th chords, and the 12-bar blues in action.
by Soumya P G•
Very helpful course for Beginner to intermediate students who are keen to develop their understanding and skills for contemporary music. I really enjoyed the stress on blues, musical form and ear training.