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MUSB 3320   (3-3-0)   Introduction to Songwriting

A study in the craft of songwriting, including the history of songwriting, songwriting as a career, the disciple of creating art, finding ideas for songs, releasing writing blocks, accessing inspiration, and working with a collaborator. Also included is a review of basic poetic rhyme schemes as applied to the creation of song lyrics, basic melodic design, the concept of the “hook” and an examination of the basic song forms. The class features a workshop format in which students are expected to actively participate both as solo writers and co-writers. Open to all students. Spring.
Prerequisite: MUSI 1011, 1012, 1013, 1112, 2311, 3316.

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