MUS-2080 Songwriting I

2 credits

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of instructor.

Through studying the techniques that proven songwriters use, students will learn the fundamentals in the art of songwriting. Class discussions and projects will focus on jazz standards, rock and roll, blues and popular songs of today. Artists such as the Beatles will be examined to see what makes a song a hit. Each student will have a final project that will include a recording of their original composition to be recorded in conjunction with the recording studio at Johnson State College. Other topics will include: publishing your works, copywriting your works, and how to make a professional promotion kit for your music.