Feb 18, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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MUS-1045 FYS: Songwriting for Beginners

3 credits
This course provides a pathway to the ability to write original songs of various types. Topics include fundamental aspects of music, basics songwriting skills and an historical perspective on successful songwriters from the distant past to today. Extensive use of YouTube allows students to observe, listen and analyze songs directly performed by master songwriters. Students will write at least three complete songs during the semester, along with many exercises during the process. Each song will be recorded. At the end of the semester, a CD recording will be produced, and there will be a final performance of each student’s best works. General Education (on-campus) Course Type: JFY (First-Year Seminar) General Education (EDP) Course Type: UPR (Univeral & Philosophical Relationships); second half



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