New Online Acoustic Guitar Techniques Course from Berkleemusic.com

Acoustic Guitar Techniques begins on April 4th, 2011.

This course covers both playing and writing techniques to help guitarists become more expressive in both their performance and songwriting.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • play and compose in a variety of non-standard tunings, know what each sounds like, and understand why they sound the way they do
  • use a variety of practice techniques to refine your fingerstyle playing and strumming technique
  • employ increased control, evenness, and fluency in your playing
  • understand how to phrase a multi-voiced fingerstyle piece
  • refine your right-hand position and be able to make educated decisions about it through knowledge of the pros and cons of various positions
  • connect your technique and position with the tone you get from the instrument
  • play and compose using a variety of rhythmic and contrapuntal devices, from offbeat triplets in strumming to Travis picking in fingerstyle
  • integrate melodic lines into a strumming or a fingerstyle accompaniment

Abigail Aronson Zocher, Associate Professor of Guitar at Berklee College of Music, authored the course and she explains what it’s all about in this video:



The cost of the course is between $1,095.00 and $1,295.00 depending on whether you want course credit or not.

For more information go to Berkleemusic.com.

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