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Start gaining a command of music theory, harmony, and ear training by accessing Berklee Online’s award-winning curriculum! Sign up now to download our free music theory handbook, featuring lessons pulled straight from Berklee Online’s 12-week courses, which are taught by the same instructors who teach at Berklee College of Music, as well as seasoned music industry professionals.

Berklee Online Offers:

  • Beginner to advanced-level courses in music theory, from Music Foundations to Music Theory 301: Advanced Melody, Harmony, Rhythm
  • Professional certificates in Music Theory and Composition and Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training
  • Eight bachelor’s degree programs
  • Four master’s degree programs

Since 2002, Berklee Online has been the premier innovator of worldwide music education, earning a 97 percent student satisfaction rate, while offering fully accredited online music courses, certificates, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees at a fraction of the cost of Berklee’s campus programs. Whether you’re interested in transferring in or out, Berklee Online ensures you get credit where it’s deserved with our generous transfer policy. Discover how Berklee Online can help you strengthen your musicianship.

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Earn your degree at a cost that's 64% less than campus tuition and graduate with a professional portfolio that will prepare you for a career in many areas of music.

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