JCTH
4610

Songwriting Elective

College of Performing Arts: Jazz

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Majors Only
Songwriting
Fall 2024
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 Students will learn structural elements of the contemporary pop song form through critical listening, analysis, historical reference, methodology and actual writing practice.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: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Jazz (JZZ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 14

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (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: 6:20pm EST 3/3/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Building: Arnhold Hall 55 W13th
Room: 613
Date Range: 8/30/2024 - 12/13/2024
Songwriting Fundamentals
Spring 2024
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 Students will learn structural elements of the contemporary pop song form through critical listening, analysis, historical reference, methodology and actual writing practice.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.

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Jazz (JZZ)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* 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: 6:20pm EST 3/3/2024