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Songwriting Workshop
THEA 239
Spring 2023
Section: 01   02  

In this course, students will learn the basics of songwriting including form, lyric writing, chord progression, rhythm, storytelling, etc. We will focus first on "traditional" song form and its component parts (verse, chorus, bridge), and then branch out to less traditional and freer forms. We will discuss lyrics in depth and analyze lyric-writing techniques in various genres such as pop, rock, rap, musical theater, and others. As time, interest, and abilities allow, we will also delve into the world of music theory with an emphasis on function and structure. Students will be guided through practical matters such as transcription, recording, and publishing on social media platforms, so that they can apply the principles and guidelines discussed in class under real world circumstances.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-07-2023
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