JCTH

4610

Songwriting Elective

School of Jazz & Contemp Music: Performance

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Songwriting Fundamentals

Spring 2023

Taught By: Machan Taylor

Section: A

CRN: 11044

Credits: 2

This fundamental songwriting course is designed for both aspiring and experienced songwriters. Students will learn structural elements of the contemporary pop song form through critical listening, analysis, historical reference, methodology and actual writing practice. Basic tools will be outlined and then applied with weekly writing assignments. Students must be able to sing or play an instrument in order to complete the writing assignments. Knowledge and use of digital audio workstations are encouraged though not required for recording of their songs. No previous songwriting experience is required, but helpful. A basic understanding of music theory is a must. The aim of this course is to help students develop a deeper understanding of the American pop song form and establish a basic artistic discipline as a creative songwriter.

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College: School of Jazz & Contemp Music (JZ)

Department: Performance (JPER)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:20am 8/14/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 11:00am - 12:50pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 613

Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023

Songwriting

Fall 2022

Taught By: Machan Taylor

Section: A

CRN: 11470

Credits: 2

This fundamental songwriting course is designed for both aspiring and experienced songwriters. Students will learn structural elements of the contemporary pop song form through critical listening, analysis, historical reference, methodology and actual writing practice. Basic tools will be outlined and then applied with weekly writing assignments. Students must be able to sing or play an instrument in order to complete the writing assignments. Knowledge and use of digital audio workstations are encouraged though not required for recording of their songs. No previous songwriting experience is required, but helpful. A basic understanding of music theory is a must. The aim of this course is to help students develop a deeper understanding of the American pop song form and establish a basic artistic discipline as a creative songwriter.

College: School of Jazz & Contemp Music (JZ)

Department: Performance (JPER)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 9:20am 8/14/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:50pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 613

Date Range: 9/2/2022 - 12/16/2022