JCTH

4610

Song Arts: Song-craft Techniques for Contemporary Songwriters

School of Jazz & Contemp Music: Performance

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Contemporary Songwriting 1

Spring 2019

Taught By: Machan Taylor

Section: A

CRN: 3059

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 Students will learn structural elements of the contemporary pop song form through critical listening, analysis, historical reference, methodology and actual writing practice.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)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 7:54pm 11/13/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 11:00am - 12:50pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 624

Date Range: 1/25/2019 - 5/10/2019

Contemporary Songwriting 1

Fall 2018

Taught By: Machan Taylor

Section: A

CRN: 7705

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 Students will learn structural elements of the contemporary pop song form through critical listening, analysis, historical reference, methodology and actual writing practice.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)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 7:58pm 11/13/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 11:00am - 12:50pm

Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th

Room: 308

Date Range: 8/31/2018 - 12/14/2018