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Songwriting History and Criticism: 14 Songs I

This course will explore the history and development of classic popular music of the past 60 years. Through a detailed study of 14 profoundly influential songs and recordings, we will examine how art affects, and is affected by, its cultural and historical moment. Over the course of the semester, students will engage in musical analysis, critical listening, and a detailed study of songwriting and recording techniques. They will also view archival films of relevant musical artists, and engage in close analysis of selected musical performances.

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Music and Performing Arts Professions