Course Information

MU3133 Music Theory For Songwriters

Credits: 3.00

In this introduction to music theory as it applies to songwriting, students compose music and lyrics, building on a practical application of scale, chord and harmony theory. An integral part of the course is an introduction to the craft of poetry as applied to song-lyric writing. Students need free access to a guitar or piano, and some experience on either instrument is preferred. However, neither formal training nor technical proficiency is required.

Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission or MU 2113. Co-requisites: None. Notes: Satisfies a HuSS elective.