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2006-2007 University Catalogue 
2006-2007 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LALL 953 - Art of Song Lyric

A study of how contemporary song lyrics developed from the tradition of lyric poetry and folk ballads. Line-by-line analysis of famous lyric poems from literary history. Popular songs of the past 50 years are used in the discussion of the problems and challenges of putting words to music, with special attention paid to Bob Dylan. Other artists include Billie Holiday, Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Stevie Wonder. There is a substantial writing requirement: students may elect to study poetry, librettos, or song lyrics or to write original song lyrics of their own. Formerly HU 417

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: LACR 102

Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs