Crafting Great Lyrics: A Songwriting Workshop

MUSC X 404.4

Of interest to beginners as well as more experienced songwriters, this course offers a supportive and inspirational writing workshop environment focusing on three interrelated aspects of songwriting: form, theme, and content.

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Spring
Remote Instruction
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Perform practical exercises and write lyrics to improve your songwriting skills
  • Focus your writing on story telling and expanding rhyming and specificity
  • Analyze hit songs by The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Joni Mitchell, and more
  • Receive feedback on finished songs

About this course:

Of interest to beginning, as well as more experienced songwriters, this course offers a supportive and inspirational writing workshop environment. Instruction focuses on three equally important and interrelated aspects of songwriting: form, theme, and content. Each week, students perform practical exercises and write lyrics to strengthen their songwriting skills. Exercises are designed to focus story telling, and to expand on rhyming while adding specificity and color to songs. Hit songs, by such writers as The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and Joni Mitchell provide templates for commercial lyric writing. Ultimately, each participant's lyrics are evaluated by the hit song formula: to entertain, to tell the truth, and to connect with your audience.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
-
Monday, Saturday
Location: Online
Instructor: Mark Winkler
372396
Fee:
$699.00
Still accepting enrollments
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Notes

No meeting May 25, 2020.

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 12, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Mar 30, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Apr 6, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Apr 13, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Apr 20, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Apr 27, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon May 4, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon May 11, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Sat May 16, 2020
9:00AM PDT - 12:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon May 18, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon May 25, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Jun 1, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online
Lecture
Mon Jun 8, 2020
7:00PM PDT - 10:00PM PDT
Online

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