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Beginner Level

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Approx. 17 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Define and identify the point of view, form, and the "who, what, where, when, and how" in a song

  • Identify whether a lyric is stable or unstable through the use of line lengths, number of lines, stressed and unstressed syllables, and melody

  • Utilize the various rhyming techniques to evoke specific emotions in a song and define the difference between Assonance and Consonance rhyme

  • Use phrasing to clarify your ideas

Skills you will gain

MusicMusic recordingPoetrySongwriting
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Beginner Level

There is no prior experience or knowledge required to enroll in this course.

Approx. 17 hours to complete
English

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Berklee College of Music

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Welcome to Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics

1 hour to complete
5 readings
Week
2

Week 2

5 hours to complete

The Journey of the Song

5 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 34 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Stopping and Going

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 45 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Sonic GPS—Mapping Your Song with Rhyme

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 143 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes

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