This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental tools and techniques of lyric writing. Through the course, students will explore the different aspects of generating lyrical concepts and ideas such as prosody in relation to rhythm, rhymes, and lines, literary devices, and the shape of language. Furthermore, the course will focus on developing the skills necessary to identify and formulate emotional expression in lyric writing. Emphasis will be placed on the compositional decisions and choices available to the lyricist through weekly assignments, allowing students to apply their knowledge and hone their skills.
This course must be taken concurrently with SW-211 Songwriting 1.