House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus MUSC-1321-01 (Songwriting I)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
MUSC-1321-01 (Songwriting I)
|Course ID #||10464|
|Course Title||Songwriting I|
|Course Description||Learn to compose marketable melodies with commercial music, form and
harmony; write lyrics; set lyrics to song; create lyrical, melodic and harmonic “hooks”; and devise a production plan for a song demonstration.
|Course Prerequisites||MUSC 1213 & MUSC 1211.|
|Learning Objectives||Students will write effective and marketable songs in the commercial style.|
|Major Assignments||3 songs, 1 co-written, mid-term, final, in-class assignments|
|Discussion Topics||Lyrics, song form, hooks, musical composition, chords, parts of song, music business as it pertains to songwriting.|
You get one "free" absence before your lates/absences start to count against your grade in the Attendance category. After that, each absence deducts 7.5%. Three lates = one absence. No exceptions. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class, a record will be kept, and you will be updated at midterm regarding your progress in this area.
1 absence = 100%
2 absences = 92.5%
3 absences = 85%
etc. (remember, 3 late arrivals to class (or early departures) equals one absence)
|Determination of Final Grade||
Grading is based on technique, progress, attendance, attitude, prepared-ness, effort, completion of assigned materials, and musical accuracy. There will be a mid-semester evaluation where each student will receive feedback. These evaluations will reflect the relative progress and student grade of each student as of mid-term. These are vital to ensure the most positive and productive outcome for the student.
Final grades will be a breakdown of: 20% Attendance, 20% Class work, 20% Homework, 20% Midterm, and 20% Final.
|Final Exam Date||May 12, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
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