Guitar Techniques for Songwriting

Course Number
SW-236
Description

This class provides a stylistically open foundation in guitar playing focused on the needs and working processes of songwriters. The class integrates knowledge of theory approached in terms of the guitar fingerboard with songwriting/composition concepts and skills. Each session introduces technical work on guitar skills development, along with small composition exercises, performed and evaluated in class by the instructor and peer critique.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
PW-111; basic guitar proficiency necessary (guitar principals should take SW-373)
Required Of
None
Electable By
All B.M. and P.D. students
Major Elective for
Songwriting
Semesters Offered
Fall, Spring
Location
Boston
Department
SONG
Course Chair
Bonnie Hayes
Taught By
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