Fine-tuning Songs & Improvisations – Four weekly sessions beginning Sat. August 22


Four Saturdays, August 22 – September 19, 2020, 2:00-3:30pm CDTNOTE: No class on September 5

Online through Zoom.

Class size is limited to 12 persons.

This is a followup course to the Creating Songs course and is also open to those who’ve had some experience creating creating simple song structures around melodic ideas, like AB, ABA, etc. or improvising around those structures. See the full description below.



In this course, we’ll cover:

  • Development of ideas into songs, expanding upon techniques from the Creating Songs course
  • Expand upon our melodic patterns
  • Add shape and direction to our songs through tension and release
  • Examine the role of meter and rhythm in our phrases

The ability to read music is not required for this course but it is helpful to have some experience with tablature, numbering or notation systems.

This class is open to those who have taken the course Creating Songs with Cornell and also others who have some experience creating simple song structures, like AB, ABA, etc. or improvising around those structures. The main focus will be with Native flute but other world flutes are welcome.