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David Leaf

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Easiness 4.4 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Workload 4.1 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Clarity 4.4 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Helpfulness 4.4 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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MSC IND 29
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March 21, 2021
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A+

Professor Leaf is really awesome! It's clear that he cares a lot about his students and the class content. You are expected to watch several music documentaries each week which can kind of become a drag, but the accompanying written assignments are super easy as long as you paid attention to the films. Grading in this class is lenient, so as long as you answer the homework questions thoroughly, you should do very well. There are no tests in this class, just a major report and a final project. Overall, I would highly recommend taking this class. Just be sure to spread watching the documentaries out each week (unless binge-watching is your thing). Is the workload somewhat tedious? Yes. But is it easy and interesting? Also yes.

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July 15, 2014
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A

I took Music Industry 105 with Professor Leaf and his class was without a doubt the most entertaining class I've ever taken at UCLA. Class was held once a week, 2.5 hours long with special guests from the music world. Exams were also fun but also mind provoking and as long as you attend class, you won't have a single problem.

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March 19, 2018
Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A

I personally loved this class. I have never taken any class like this before. Listening to the lecturers did not feel like a lecture; rather, it felt like a seminar that I would go to for my own amusement. Prof. Leaf was the best! He was very caring and took a personal interest in my life, which made the class a lot more inviting and welcoming.

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Jan. 23, 2018
Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A

Highly recommend this class! You watch interviews between the professor and famous songwriters and write your thoughts on them. The class is a lot of busy work, but worth it and the professor really cares. As long as you turn in all of the assignments, you will do really well in the course!

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Jan. 13, 2018
Quarter: Winter 2015
Grade: A

One of my favorite classes at UCLA! You watch about 2 documentaries from the rock era (James Brown, Bob Dylan, etc.. and also contemporary artists!) per week and analyze them in short written assignments. The class is half discussion, half special guests/lecture/watching portions of documentaries. It is a small class so everyone gets a chance to be heard. Professor Leaf even brings snacks for students as a mid-class break! All materials are provided or available online. This class is so unique and fun, and if you love music, the homework doesn't feel like work at all. Prof. leaf cares about his students so so much- he provides in depth feedback to each student for almost every assignment. He has so much knowledge about the music industry, I learned things I would've otherwise never known. Listening to his firsthand accounts of interactions with famous artists made this class interesting to go to each and every single week. I would 100% take this class again if I could!

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March 19, 2018
Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: A

Music Industry 105: Songwriters on Songwriting was and still remains one of my favorite classes at UCLA. It provided real honest advice and a look into experiences from songwriters and songwriting executives that you cannot get anywhere else. I recommend the class to all of my friends, whether they are looking for a career in the music industry or not, as it offers a great look into how music is made and is enjoyable (yes, that's right, "enjoyable"!) for students of every major with an interest in or love of music.

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Aug. 25, 2022
Quarter: Summer 2022
Grade: A+

I liked the class fine, it was very repetitive but there were a couple of gems in their stories that you can use to your benefit. Workload is manageable, also very repetitive but you get good at it fast.

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March 23, 2018
Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A

David Leaf is incredibly talented in his field and taking his class is an absolute treat. You basically get to listen to incredibly talented artists talk about their life's story and path to success, and then write what you leaned from them. This class is awesome even if you're a STEM major! It doesn't teach facts as much as life lessons that I personally still remember to this day! It's motivating, inspiring, interesting, and everything you could possibly want out of a class. Assignments (mostly reflections/writing) aren't that hard. Professor Leaf is also incredibly nice, I reached out to him over email (I took the summer online class) and he helped me find an internship! He even offered to meet up with me in the fall to talk about his career. Take this class, that is all.

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June 26, 2019
Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A+

I think the course has been changed from 109 to 188, but it's still the same class. Fantastic class overall. Leaf is really insightful and brings in a lot of quality guests. Workload is average, but you need to do the majority of the extra credit assignments to get an A (so they're not really "extra credit")

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MSC IND 29
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Feb. 19, 2021
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A

prof leaf is awesome and super knowledgable I loved all the topics we covered BUT you will be expected to watch at least 6 hours of film and interviews every week which is kind of a lot. you write a short essay every week on everything you've watched and there are some final projects. it was all kind of unorganized at first but it was overall a good class if you like the topic.

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MSC IND 29
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A+
March 21, 2021

Professor Leaf is really awesome! It's clear that he cares a lot about his students and the class content. You are expected to watch several music documentaries each week which can kind of become a drag, but the accompanying written assignments are super easy as long as you paid attention to the films. Grading in this class is lenient, so as long as you answer the homework questions thoroughly, you should do very well. There are no tests in this class, just a major report and a final project. Overall, I would highly recommend taking this class. Just be sure to spread watching the documentaries out each week (unless binge-watching is your thing). Is the workload somewhat tedious? Yes. But is it easy and interesting? Also yes.

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MUS HST 1
Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
July 15, 2014

I took Music Industry 105 with Professor Leaf and his class was without a doubt the most entertaining class I've ever taken at UCLA. Class was held once a week, 2.5 hours long with special guests from the music world. Exams were also fun but also mind provoking and as long as you attend class, you won't have a single problem.

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MUS IND 105
Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A
March 19, 2018

I personally loved this class. I have never taken any class like this before. Listening to the lecturers did not feel like a lecture; rather, it felt like a seminar that I would go to for my own amusement. Prof. Leaf was the best! He was very caring and took a personal interest in my life, which made the class a lot more inviting and welcoming.

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MUS IND 105
Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A
Jan. 23, 2018

Highly recommend this class! You watch interviews between the professor and famous songwriters and write your thoughts on them. The class is a lot of busy work, but worth it and the professor really cares. As long as you turn in all of the assignments, you will do really well in the course!

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MUS IND 109
Quarter: Winter 2015
Grade: A
Jan. 13, 2018

One of my favorite classes at UCLA! You watch about 2 documentaries from the rock era (James Brown, Bob Dylan, etc.. and also contemporary artists!) per week and analyze them in short written assignments. The class is half discussion, half special guests/lecture/watching portions of documentaries. It is a small class so everyone gets a chance to be heard. Professor Leaf even brings snacks for students as a mid-class break! All materials are provided or available online. This class is so unique and fun, and if you love music, the homework doesn't feel like work at all. Prof. leaf cares about his students so so much- he provides in depth feedback to each student for almost every assignment. He has so much knowledge about the music industry, I learned things I would've otherwise never known. Listening to his firsthand accounts of interactions with famous artists made this class interesting to go to each and every single week. I would 100% take this class again if I could!

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MUS IND 105
Quarter: Spring 2016
Grade: A
March 19, 2018

Music Industry 105: Songwriters on Songwriting was and still remains one of my favorite classes at UCLA. It provided real honest advice and a look into experiences from songwriters and songwriting executives that you cannot get anywhere else. I recommend the class to all of my friends, whether they are looking for a career in the music industry or not, as it offers a great look into how music is made and is enjoyable (yes, that's right, "enjoyable"!) for students of every major with an interest in or love of music.

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MSC IND 55
Quarter: Summer 2022
Grade: A+
Aug. 25, 2022

I liked the class fine, it was very repetitive but there were a couple of gems in their stories that you can use to your benefit. Workload is manageable, also very repetitive but you get good at it fast.

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MUS IND 105
Quarter: Summer 2017
Grade: A
March 23, 2018

David Leaf is incredibly talented in his field and taking his class is an absolute treat. You basically get to listen to incredibly talented artists talk about their life's story and path to success, and then write what you leaned from them. This class is awesome even if you're a STEM major! It doesn't teach facts as much as life lessons that I personally still remember to this day! It's motivating, inspiring, interesting, and everything you could possibly want out of a class. Assignments (mostly reflections/writing) aren't that hard. Professor Leaf is also incredibly nice, I reached out to him over email (I took the summer online class) and he helped me find an internship! He even offered to meet up with me in the fall to talk about his career. Take this class, that is all.

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MUS IND 109
Quarter: Spring 2019
Grade: A+
June 26, 2019

I think the course has been changed from 109 to 188, but it's still the same class. Fantastic class overall. Leaf is really insightful and brings in a lot of quality guests. Workload is average, but you need to do the majority of the extra credit assignments to get an A (so they're not really "extra credit")

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MSC IND 29
COVID-19 This review was submitted during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your experience may vary.
Quarter: Winter 2021
Grade: A
Feb. 19, 2021

prof leaf is awesome and super knowledgable I loved all the topics we covered BUT you will be expected to watch at least 6 hours of film and interviews every week which is kind of a lot. you write a short essay every week on everything you've watched and there are some final projects. it was all kind of unorganized at first but it was overall a good class if you like the topic.

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