Course Content and Techniques:
In this course, students will learn multiple approaches to writing a song. We will work on crafting lyrics as poetry, storytelling, piggybacking, the theory of compositional techniques, place-based composition, rap, and finding inspiration through experimentation. In addition, students will gain enhanced listening skills to identify and appreciate new musical styles, and be capable of implementing these skills in their writing.
Students will leave this course having composed at least one original song. They will recognize the elements of music (melody, harmony, rhythm, etc.) and will be able to effectively analyze and critique their own music and the music of others.
2020–2021 Student Projects:
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