LMUS
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Songwriting Workshop

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Songwriting Workshop
Fall 2024
Taught By: Ethan Hein
Section: A

CRN: 15985

Credits: 4

This course (previously titled Song Factory) teaches the craft of songwriting in various genres such as blues, standards, show tunes, rock, R&B, dance, pop, and hip hop. We will explore the history of American popular song across key styles, eras, and artists, both in its musicological and social/cultural/political aspects. Students will work with traditional song structures such as the verse-chorus-bridge form, perfect rhyme, and other popular music composition techniques, and learn how verses and choruses operate as building blocks of a song. Students will write a number of original songs in various styles, then workshop and perform these songs in class for their peers for constructive feedback. NOTE: For this course it is necessary for students to play an instrument or manipulate music software as part of their songwriting.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Waitlist*

* 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: 3:18am EDT 4/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 002
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024
Song Factory
Spring 2024
Taught By: Ethan Hein
Section: A

CRN: 13893

Credits: 4

This course teaches the craft of songwriting with an eye towards obtaining non-traditional results via traditional song structures. Students will explore the verse-chorus-bridge form, perfect rhyme, and other popular music composition techniques, and students will learn how verses and choruses operate as building blocks of a song. Students will primarily workshop their own songs in class. NOTE: Students must be willing to learn and deliver assignments within various forms, and all students must play an instrument or manipulate music software as part of their songwriting.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (ART)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

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: 3:18am EDT 4/23/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 406
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024