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Composition and songwriting

Composition and songwriting

The objective of the course is to learn the fundamental principles of composition and song writing through the study of following:

  • Melodic studies: techniques of guide tone lines, motivic development, melodic form and phrasing.
  • Harmonic studies: the study of popular chord progression in order to create original ones and the study of harmonic rhythm and how it affects the feel of the song.
  • Form studies: the study of the structure of songs in specific styles. The student will be encouraged to create pieces of music in styles like blues, jazz pop funk and rock.
  • Basics of arranging: the student will learn about the dynamic curve of a composition and the impact it has on the feel and on our human emotion.

The course and materials will be in English. Materials are not included in the price.