Arranging for Songwriters

Course Number
SW-231
Description

Building on skills acquired in AR-111, this course focuses on writing effective arrangements built around a lead vocal with a contemporary rhythm section including percussion, background vocals, and synthesizer(s). Topics include conceptualizing and establishing a groove, writing effective introductions and fills, and supporting the style and structure of the song with appropriate instruments.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
AR-111 or AR-123 and HR-211, HR-213 or HR-215; and any of the following: MP-113, MP-225, CW-191, EP-220, MTEC-213, MTEC-214, SW-161, SW-181, SW-191, SW-261, SW-281, or SW-291
Required Of
SONG majors
Electable By
All
Major Elective for
Contemporary Writing and Production
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location
Boston
Department
SONG
Course Chair
Bonnie Hayes
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