Survey of Popular Song Styles

SW-241
Credits: 
2
Prerequisites: 
SW-211 and SW-221
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.

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. Included will be a history of the sources of, and the trends in, various popular American styles, including the blues, standards, show country music, and the more contemporary and progressive styles of rock, pop, and new wave. This course will use the basic technical and analytical tools taught in SW-221 and SW-211 to study and analyze significant popular songs and song styles.

Department: 
SONG
Course chair: 
Bonnie Hayes
Taught By