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Sign up to download a free handbook featuring lesson material from Berklee Online’s music theory courses, and see how the renowned curriculum of Berklee College of Music will help you gain a command of harmony, ear training, arranging, orchestration, and more. This robust PDF is packed with comprehensive overviews of a wide variety of topics such as:

  • The fundamentals of counterpoint
  • Basics of rhythm
  • The intricacies of the 7th chord
  • The music theory behind the blues

Featuring hand-picked content from Berklee Online’s courses, this music theory handbook provides a rare free glimpse of the material you’ll learn inside of a 12-week course led by Berklee instructors and music industry professionals. If you like what you see, be sure to check out our courses, certificates, and degree programs.

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