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Song Writing Courses (SW)

Song Writing Courses (SW)

SW101 – Song Writing Recommended for: Any interested in writing lyrics and music Required for: All song writing students Description: Basics in lyric composition and music authorship to more advanced assignments in arranging Goal: To write a singable song while in this class Topics:
  1. Lyric composition
  2. Music authorship
  3. Styles of songs
  4. Arranging

  FS101 – Finale® Software (Introduction to Finale Music Publication Software) Recommended for: Any interested in writing and/or publishing music Required for: Any song-writing students Requirements: The student must bring their own laptop to use in class Description: Basics of Finale and its use in publishing music Goal: To gain a basic knowledge of the use of Finale Topics:
  1. Loading Finale on your computer
  2. Setting up Finale for use
  3. Entering music
  4. Entering text
  5. Formatting the page
  6. Formatting endings
  7. Dynamic markings
  8. Using shaped notation
  9. Printing music from Finale
  10. Saving Finale files in pdf format and making slides for PowerPoint®