Lyric Writing 2

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This course continues to strengthen students' composition of lyrics using techniques gained in SW-221. Student projects cover various uses of form, approaches to hooks, use of thesaurus and rhyming dictionary, writing to existing melody, collaboration with composers (lyrics first), and work sheets on form/function relationships. The course gives practice and experience in prosody (patterns of rhythm and sound), matching lyrics and music, and developing ideas fully. It removes the students’ fear of a blank page and gives them the ability to assess not only the work of others, but, more importantly, helps them to become more objective when assessing their own work.

SW-211 and SW-221
Required Of
SONG majors
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Course Chair
Rodney Alejandro
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