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Learning Poetry Through Song
Twice per week
over 2 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Do you have an idea for a song and want to learn how to write it? This class is for you! In this four-meeting class, you will learn different genres of pop music, why songs have verses, a chorus, and a bridge, rhyming in a song, and how to record vocals. The first class will focus on 4 different genres of pop music: ballad, singer/songwriter, rock, and electronica. We will talk about what makes them similar, different, and which style works best for the type of song you want to write. The...
This class is taught in English.
Learners will learn the skills to write engaging song lyrics.
This course is about writing lyrics, so after every class, learners should submit an update to their song. After the first class, they should submit the pop genre they have chosen and the general topic for their song. After the second class, they will submit their main ideas for the verses, chorus, and bridge of their song. After the third class, they should submit a draft of their full lyrics. After the fourth class, learners will submit their full revised lyrics. Homework should be submitted in a .pdf to the classroom.
Learners should bring a notebook and pencil to class to write down lyric ideas. A .pdf file for each class's homework will be provided.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Learners will receive a written assessment on their homework. A letter grade can be provided if requested.
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
We will use the following videos from YouTube: “I See the Light” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILRs2r6lcHY “Thunder” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1GEYlL6rzU&list=PL4s2FiQ5iPCvhfif1M_EGG6jo9zetm1mz “I’m a Believer” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PQAqprjOuA "Hot Air Balloon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRwBa4ahWqM
Becca VanZant, Piano, Theory, and SongwritingMusician, composer, knitter, bookworm, and Lord of the Rings enthusiast!
12 total reviews
35 completed classes
Hello Outschool! I'm Miss Becca, a lover of music, knitting, books, and baking. Having a Bachelor's in Music Composition for Film, TV, and Games from Berklee College of Music, I teach creative classes on writing music, practicing music, and...