- Music production
- Music notation
- Guitar scales
- Guitar chords
- Popular Music
- Breathing Techniques
The Singer Songwriter Specialization
Write, perform, and record original music. Learn how to transform your ideas and emotions into songs that are uniquely you
What you will learn
The basics of playing the guitar, including chords, scales, strumming and picking patterns.
How to sing in your preferred genre and style healthfully, using proper breathing and vocal techniques.
Basic songwriting tools and techniques to augment your songwriting.
How to record, edit, and mix music productions that include MIDI and audio to create professional sounding recordings of your music.
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
In the first course of this specialization, Guitar for Beginners, you will play a song using a lead sheet from start to finish. In Singing Popular Music, you will hone your style and perform a song. By the end of Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics, you will have completed an original song. Finally, you will produce and record your original music using real instruments and MIDI in Introduction to Ableton Live.
How the Specialization Works
A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.
Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.
Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 4 Courses in this Specialization
Guitar for Beginners
Singing Popular Music
Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics
Introduction to Ableton Live
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