July 15th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
This course will introduce participants to the components of hip hop. Students will learn writing and production considerations unique to hip-hop-from distinctive drum beats and bass lines to use of vocals, samples, and instrumentation. They will also explore the history and traditional elements of hip-hop, including breakdancing and emceeing. Students will learn to analyze and recreate different styles of hip-hop music, and then use this foundation to begin writing their own songs.