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Songwriting History and Criticism

This course will explore the history & development of classicpopular music of the past 60 years. Through a detailed study of 14profoundly influential songs & recordings, we will examine how artaffects, & is affected by, its cultural & historical moment. Overthe course of the semester, students will engage in musical analysis,critical listening, & a detailed study of songwriting & recordingtechniques. They will also view archival films of relevant musicalartists, & engage in close analysis of selected musicalperformances.

Course #
MPATC-GE 2095
Units
3
Term
Fall
Department