The Craft of Songwriting

Course Number
CMAT-501
Description

Students enrolled in this course will explore and develop their songwriting craft through advanced techniques and tools for melody, lyric, harmony, and overall presentation. Students will work to hone their understanding of lyricism, melody, harmony, song structure, and prosody through weekly songwriting assignments and program integrated projects. Attention will be paid to rewriting, song craft analysis and development as a route to fully realize one’s artistic vision and maximize the emotional impact.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
None
Required Of
CMSP graduate students
Electable By
CMSP graduate students
Semesters Offered
Fall
Location
New York City
Department
CMSP
Course Chair
Will Wells
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