Songwriting: An Introduction


Course description

"Without a song, the road would never end...". Whether you are a musician, singer, composer or author, the world may be waiting to hear your song! The song is a versatile and timeless art form which conveys meaning deeply and instantly and remains in the memory long after the music fades. Studying the common elements of outstanding popular songs from the American Songbook onwards the course will examine how great songs work. While a song is a marriage of words and music in which the sum is greater than the parts, each class will focus on one of the elements involved. These include the writing of engaging and singable lyrics, the understanding of harmonic (or chordal) structure, the exploration of melody and scales as well as rhythmic approaches to song-crafting. Students will be supported to write new songs and share them for feedback and encouragement. Some knowledge of music is suggested, although writers who wish to collaborate with musicians are also welcome.

Registration details

You have already registered for this course.

View My account

This item is already in your shop cart.

View shop cart
Loading section fee(s)...

You're already on the waiting list for this item.

Sorry, this section is full.

Fee Tax Subtotal
{{ ::(fee.price | currency) }} {{ ::( | currency) }} {{ ::( | currency) }}
{{ ::(child.price | currency) }} {{ ::( | currency) }} {{ ::( | currency) }}
    Total {{ fee.totalFees | currency }}

Add to Shop Cart Loading

Note: You will be asked to sign in or create an account to register and pay for this course.

Having trouble registering online? Register by phone: 250-472-4747

Online registration temporarily unavailable

Sorry, this course is not available for registration at this time.

This course is in progress. Please contact us for more details.

Online registration is closed for this course. You may still be able to register by phone. Call 250-472-4747 to find out.

This course is on your wish list. You will be notified when this course becomes available.

Want to receive notification when this course becomes available?

{{ loggedIn ? 'Add to wish list' : 'Sign in/create a new account to add to wish list' }}

Info you should know: