DNA of Styles in Production and Songwriting

Course Number
CMAT-662
Description

Students enrolled in this course will survey and explore the genres and subgenres at the forefront of current popular musical trends and audiovisual media. Categorizing stylistic hallmarks through production style, sonic palette, tempo, and other identifiers, students will work towards mastering genre-specific writing scenarios. The first half of the course entails an in-depth study of current genres and subgenres with students mastering soundalike recreation of works, while the second half of the course study involves the discipline of exact recreations of current preexisting works in the popular current genres/subgenres in order to develop and refine the producer/songwriter’s vocabulary of the contemporary music industry.

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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