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MUSA114 teaches foundational techniques in popular song writing. Topics include creating memorable melodies, effective harmonisation and use of common chord progressions, creating and developing compelling lyric concepts, and managing sectional forms. Students hone their writing skills while preparing a portfolio of songs.
MUSA114 teachings foundational techniques in popular song writing. Topics include creatingmemorable melodies, effective harmonisation and use of common chord progressions, creating anddeveloping compelling lyric concepts, and managing sectional forms. Students hone their writingskills while preparing an original song.
Hua Ako | Course Learning OutcomesAcquired knowledge of principles of melody writing;Acquired knowledge of techniques of lyric writing;Preparing chord charts and lead sheets;Knowledge of common harmonic conventions of popular musicTransferable SkillsThe ability to work in a disciplined and persistent way on an individual project;Peer review skills;The ability to criticise one’s own work.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Domestic fee $942.00
International fee $4,663.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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