In this course we will look at different ways of songwriting and the elements that make up a good song. We will cover diatonic harmony and the emotional life of chords and how they create mood and tension. We will look at melody construction and how different notes within a scale and different melody schemes can tug on heartstrings. We will also look at lyric writing and basic rules for matching lyric to rhythmic and melodic phrasing in order to strengthen the lyrical message. We will collectively write a song to perform at the final concert so bring your ideas and inspiration and let’s create!!
Workshop by Rachel Black