Learn the basics of songwriting from a working composer. This class covers fundamentals such as chords, melodies, lyrics, orchestration and arrangement. I share several tips and techniques that I’ve picked up on my musical path. For your class project you will write an original song/composition, 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. For beginners, I’ll supply you with a chord progression to work with. Anyone interested in cultivating their skills as a songwriter or composer can learn from this class. Prior knowledge and/or experience in music is helpful but not required–beginners are welcome!