HCTC houses the Kentucky School of Bluegrass and Traditional Music, which offers an Associates Degree in Bluegrass and Traditional Music, along with diploma and certificate programs in bluegrass and audio engineering.
Scott Napier, faculty member at the KSBTM and mandolinist with Lost and Found, will teach the course, as he does at the brick and mortar school.
Students will have assigned reading, plus online lectures and bulletin board discussion with fellow registrants. Napier says that he will break down songwriting into three basic concepts: melody, lyrics, and rhythm.
However, so much about songwriting is based on group collaboration, discussing topics, or finding that certain chord that will turn into a great melody, that then will become a great song.”
Students can choose to work alone, or co-write with others in the class.