Arranging for Songwriters

SW-231
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
AR-111, HR-211, and either MTEC-214, SW-161, SW-P181, or SW-P191
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
SONG majors
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring, Summer
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

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, and synthesizer(s). Topics include conceptualizing and establishing a groove, writing effective introductions and fills, and supporting the style and structure of the song with appropriate instruments.

Department: 
SONG
Course chair: 
Bonnie Hayes