Composing for Acoustic Keyboards

CM-261
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
HR-112
Electable by: 
COMP, CWPR, FILM, and SONG majors
Required of: 
None
Semesters Offered: 
Spring Only
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

An introduction for the non-pianist to the fundamentals of composing music that is suited to acoustic instruments. Emphasis is placed on writing melodies and chords that fit the hand comfortably. In addition, importance will be given to creating keyboard figuration that suggests the continuation of melodic lines. The student learns how to elaborate a chordal style of keyboard writing to one that is more expansive and florid with a wide variety of figurations.

Department: 
COMP
Course chair: 
Richard Carrick
Taught By