Professional composer Paul Johnson Rogers teaches students the basics of songwriting. This class is Intended for aspiring songwriters, we will review, develop and utilize some fundamental songwriting skills and techniques. (Please note: This course focuses on the art of songwriting, rather than music production and technology, which are subjects covered in a separate course/syllabus.)
There are no prerequisites for this course; however, some basic music knowledge or instrumental experience would be advantageous.
Through active listening and critical analysis, we will explore and practice a variety of approaches to songwriting, while developing an appreciation and understanding of form, melody, harmony, rhythm, arrangements, lyrics and rhyme.
At the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
? An understanding of song form and prosody
? An ability to develop melodic, harmonic, rhythmic and lyrical themes
None required, but students might wish to bring note taking materials. Some handouts will be provided.