This is a hands-on recording course using the Mac laptop computer, an audio interface in tandem with a rack of gear consisting of microphones, a compressor, and a small mixer.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the contributions that songwriters have made to 20th-century American culture.
This class provides a stylistically open foundation in guitar playing focused on the needs and working processes of songwriters.
Building on skills acquired in AR-111, this course focuses on writing effective arrangements built around a lead vocal with a contemporary rhythm section including percussion, background vocals, an
This course is designed to enrich the students understanding of composition as it pertains to hip-hop.
Composition of lyrics using techniques gained in SW-221.
This course will focus on the structural aspects of lyric writing, especially the use of rhythm, rhyme, and form.
Continuation of SW-211. Proper integration of lyrics and melody. Expansion of tonal materials used in songwriting including modulation and modality.
Basic songwriting techniques. Students will develop a strong sense of form, melody, harmony, bass line development, and rhythm. Introduction to lyric considerations.
A Pro Tools course for the DAW beginner with no extensive experience with MIDI (perhaps some use of Garage Band).
Designed to give an overview of the subject to the student contemplating a career as a songwriter or a career in music in which songwriting plays a major role.
This course is about the study and application of compositional techniques of Bob Brookmeyer as demonstrated through his compositions, improvisations, and teaching methods.
Designed primarily for novice users of both notation software and music notation itself, but useful for all, this is a project based, hands-on, workshop type course designed to teach students immed
A course to be offered only when a resident artist joins the Professional Writing Division.
In parallel with a student's development as a modern composer, arranger, and orchestrator, this course will develop his/her skills in emulating a live orchestra through effective use of softwa
A hands-on introduction to multimedia and a survey of available applications.
This course looks at proven methods that help individuals chisel out their own system in order to ignite their creative flame and sustain their creativity.
Development of skills and concepts necessary for effective operation of a computer-based music writing workstation.
A study of popular music. This study begins with the aural analysis of contemporary songs, including bass motion, chord function, and aspects of the rhythm section.
Exploration of the elements and concepts of music and how they combine and interact to create compositions and arrangements as applied to the rhythm section (guitar, keyboard, bass, and drums).