Adventures in Lifelong Learning: Popular Songs: The Art/Craft of Writing Them and Listening to Them
Course 103: Popular Songs: The Art/Craft of Writing Them and Listening to Them
Jack Perricone, Tuesdays May 5 – May 26 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
The elements of songs – melody, harmony, rhythm/groove, texture, lyrics, and song form – will be demonstrated and discussed with original examples from our rich song literature. These songs will be stylistically diverse, ranging from country songs to electronic dance music (EDM), from Irving Berlin to Ed Sheeran. We will explore the way these elements conjoin to enhance the feelings each individual song expresses. We will listen to and discuss the different processes that contribute to the ways these songs are created, to develop a deeper perspective and appreciation of popular songs. No formal musical training is necessary.
Registration is required. Please visit the Adventures webpage.