Music Production Techniques for Writers
Offered - Fall
Course number - CW-275
Viewing music production from the writer's perspective, this course explores how knowledge of compositional elements including melody, harmony, arranging, and orchestration help provide the foundation and focus of contemporary production styles and techniques. Study and analysis of great producer/musicians will include George Martin, Quincy Jones, Phil Spector, Daniel Lanois, Peter Gabriel, Prince, Don Was, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, and others. Focus will be on how producers utilize their background as accomplished musicians to create the "aural landscape" of the artists they produce. Course projects will include analysis papers on different producers in a variety of styles, and one recording project.
Course Chair: Matthew Nicholl
Prerequisites: AR-111, HR-211, and CW-261
Required of: None
Electable by: All