Whether you’re a seasoned tunesmith or just beginning to create your own music, this brand-new course is for you! In Popular Songwriting, students will explore the foundations of songwriting technique (form, chord progressions, lyric-writing, arranging and music production) and develop their skills as songwriters. At the end of the class, students will present a class concert of their original songs.
This course focuses on contemporary, mass-market popular songwriting in a variety of styles. All experience levels and stylistic interests are welcome, but students must be able to accompany themselves on guitar, piano, ukulele, or other suitable harmonizing instrument.