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Introduction to Songwriting

$250$485

Monday, January 27 – Friday, March 7, 2025

Monday, January 27 – Friday, March 7, 2025

Format

Fixed-Pace Course

Prerequisites

None

Credit

Middle

Do you want to write a song but need support bringing it from an idea to a finished recording? This course is for all students who have an interest in writing their own songs for both pleasure and performance. Experience on an instrument such as piano, guitar, or ukulele is helpful but not required. This course will lead students step by step through lyric writing, chord progressions, arranging, editing, and the basics of recording.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Fixed-Paced course incorporates a blend of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students and teacher meet live via zoom on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, students complete coursework including guided readings, interactive videos, text and video-based discussion threads, problem sets, individual and collaborative projects, and so on. While these activities are time-flexible, teachers sequence them with weekly deadlines to help students keep on track and encourage and support the development of productive time management skills.

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Subject Area

Division

Credit Type

Middle

Do you attend a CLI partner school?

Yes, No

Format

Fixed-Pace Course