Essentials of Songwriting

Course Number
SW-111
Description

Designed to give an overview of the subject to the student contemplating a career as a songwriter or a career in music in which songwriting plays a major role. Topics include the importance of the song in the music industry, making a living as a songwriter, the relationship of words to music, song structure, and song demo production. This course should help some students decide whether songwriting is the right major for them and also help MB/M majors and MP&E majors understand how to listen critically to songs as well as help prepare them to be more knowledgeable in music publishing, A&R, and other song-related fields.

Credits
1
Prerequisites
None
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location
Boston
Department
SONG
Course Chair
Rodney Alejandro
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