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Chaos and Order - Songwriting Intensive (class B - spring)

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CHAOS AND ORDER : SONGWRITING INTENSIVE (class b)

Spring Semester 17’

COSI I – Journey Home (Intro to Harmony) (June 2, 2017)

  • Basics of musical logic (scales, harmony)
  • Basics of tonal harmony
  • Intro to modes
  • Intro to form

COSI II – Getting Lost (Harmony II) (June 9, 2017)

  • Modulations (applied leads)
  • Common chords
  • Analysis

COSI III - Follow The Bass (Lyrics + Melody) (June 16, 2017)

  • Lyrical analysis
  • Understanding how to ‘construct’ melody
  • Other forms of logic
  • Bring your songs!!!

MASTERCLASS – Bring in examples of songs using what we’ve learned so far! (June 23, 2017)

  • Create a song using basic form (verse, chorus, bridge, etc.) use at least one secondary lead...you will know what that means ;)


COSI IV – Feel the Beat (Rhythmic Harmony) (June 30, 2017)

  • How to create memorable rhythms
  • Combine rhythm and melody
  • SPEAK THE TEXT

COSI V – Ambiguity and Beauty (other forms of logic) (July 7, 2017)

  • Song analysis
  • Riff logic
  • Other modes (mixolydian, Lydian, etc.)
  • Common tone modulations (Thom Yorke’s Trick J )

At the end of the semester you will receive cookies in a congratulatory effort. Many cookies. Should you wish to continue, these classes work as a prerequisite for Project A where you would conceptualize, write, and share a full album/ep/playlist/song.

**Individual sessions are scheduled on a per week basis.

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