On Songs and Songwriting

MUSC 0450 S01 [CRN: 27260]

A study of the art and craft of song from the perspective of the listener, writer, and performer. Students will examine a large range of music, from the middle ages to the present. Topics include: song and memory; declamation and delivery; melody and harmony; rhyme and rhythm; phrasing and form. Emphasis will be on both creation and interpretation as students develop their personal approach to songwriting. Some prior knowledge of music desirable. Course will culminate in a presentation of original songs by students enrolled in the class. Enrollment by application and limited to 19. Application form link: http://www.soundidea.org/mu450/Music450-questionnaire.pdf
Section specific notes:
Application form link: http://www.soundidea.org/mu450/Music450-questionnaire.pdf
Term
Spring 2021
Credit Hours
1
Maximum Enrollment
35
Primary Instructor
Meetings
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Jan 20, 2021 to Apr 23, 2021

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