The Music of Stevie Wonder

Course Number
HR-365
Description

The Music of Stevie Wonder is a harmony-driven course that builds on the Berklee core music curriculum foundation by examining the evolution of Wonder's music at a granular level. Topics covered include Wonder's harmonic language, melodic principles and use of melisma, lyrical approaches, and the ways in which these elements support the narrative structure of his compositions. Additional topics considered include recording and production techniques, use of technology, business-related issues, and biographical details.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
HR-211 and ET-112
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Jazz Composition
Songwriting
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston
Department
HARM
Course Chair
George Russell Jr.
Taught By
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