Learn the basics of writing melodies from composer Jason Rivera. This class covers the fundamentals of creating an original melody—walking you through the process step-by-step. For your class project you will write an original melody, utilizing the fundamentals we cover in the class, and record it. Your recording doesn’t have to be professional quality—a smartphone demo will work just fine. Anyone interested in cultivating their skills as a songwriter, composer, vocalist or instrumentalist can benefit from this class. Prior knowledge and/or experience in music is helpful but not required—beginners are welcome!