HU 228 Songwriting and Compositional Techniques

This course is designed to introduce the elements used in songwriting and their application. Study of existing works across all genres will be examined and used as reference for the student to create their own compositions. Class listening and critique will serve as a method of evaluation. The use of current technology for composition (including notation software, MIDI, sequencing, and virtual instruments) will also be introduced and demonstrated. Prerequisite: HU226 Music Theory II or permission by instructor. Contact Hours: (3,0)