|Undergraduate Course Details|
This course will provide students with an introduction to songwriting techniques and encourage the development of individual musical creativity. Emphasis will be placed on writing in standard song form and discussions on the relationship of speech patterns to melody. Projects, in a variety of styles, will be submitted in lead sheet format culminating with a live public performance of the student's work. Attendance of singer/songwriter performance is required. Three lecture hours per week plus additional lab work. Satisfies an elective in the Music minor.