SNC100: Songwriting and Composition

40 Hours

Songwriting and Composition explores the art of writing songs in the tradition of contemporary American popular music. It takes an in-depth look at music and lyric writing and explores the form, structure and components of the modern song. Students will gain an appreciation of how a song’s structure can make it more effective in conveying emotion. Students will be taught how audio engineers use form and structure (lyrical, melodic and section arrangement) to more effectively interact with songwriters and performers in the studio. During the course each participant will work in groups and individually to compose and present an original song.