The University of the arts

Songwriting Workshop
The University of the Arts

CE 9420N 01 Songwriting Workshop

CE 9420N 01

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Kevin Hanson



Spring 2017

  • (Feb. 2 to Apr. 13)
  • Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 0.00 Credits
  • 0.00 Credits
  • Tuition: $240 / Fees: $15
Explore the fundamentals of songwriting - and try your hand at it yourself - in this course designed for both aspiring and experienced songwriters. Learn, analyze, and apply the foundational and structural elements of songwriting through this collaborative, growth-oriented experience. The ground rules of songwriting are outlined, then applied toward your own composition - bringing out your inner songwriter! No previous music training is required.
We will explore the craft of songwriting through the listening, analysis, and writing of songs. Each day of class will include discussions of a few selected songs, based on their form/structure. These songs will vary greatly in mood, groove, and lyrical content.
Components of each featured song will include:
• Song Form
• Feel/Groove
• Melody
• Chord Progressions
• Lyrics: Content, Rhythm, and Rhyme Schemes
• Mood/Vibe 
Discussions will also include:
• A Featured Songwriter
• Real-Time In-Class Songwriting • Students’ Songs Discussion