NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Aug 14, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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MUSC 1272 - Songwriting

This course explores the techniques and practical application of the art and craft of songwriting. Melody, lyrics, “hooks,” harmonic progressions, points of view, and song logic are examined. Solo writing and collaborative methods and processes are presented. Students work individually, in teams, and in small groups.



Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of MUSC 1272 Songwriting, the student will:

  1. demonstrate understanding of the theoretical concepts of songwriting.
  2. apply songwriting techniques appropriate for the level of study.
  3. explain the content of songs with regard to style, technical aspects, and aesthetics.
  4. compose original songs in a variety of genres and styles.

Credits: 2

Instructional Method Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 hours/week

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