Learn how professional songwriters combine melody, harmony, and lyrics to create hit songs! Don't put your songwriting career off any longer! Enroll Now! Course Updated March 12, 2020
Over 1500 students enrolled!
Develop the Songwriting Skills Needed to Produce Hits and to Make Money in the Music Industry.
- Learn to create memorable verses, choruses, and bridges
- Learn to generate better ideas more quickly
- Learn to craft song sections that connect, contrast, and flow together
- Understand the structures behind the hits
Content and Overview
This songwriting course is unique, because in it, you'll learn the exact methods that professional songwriters use to create hit songs. Whether you're someone with budding skills or a mature songwriter, you'll understand how to express yourself better through words and music.
Combining technical principles with pure creative expression, this course will help you find your voice, create songs listeners will remember, and ultimately assist you in your efforts to make money as a songwriter!
First, you'll learn about one of the most common song forms in popular music - the verse/chorus song form. You'll learn what it is that makes a great chorus. The chorus is everything in songwriting!
Then we'll explore other popular song forms like the AABA form and forms that use pre choruses. You'll learn how to use structures, harmonies, and melodies to support and enhance the emotional intent of your lyric.
By the End of the Course You Will Be Able To:
- write commercial songs that are more qualified to produce income
- create memorable verses, prechoruses, choruses, and bridges
- choose the most effective song form for every song you write
- understand the structures behind the hits
- generate better ideas more easily
- use structures, harmonies, and melodies to support and enhance the emotional intent of your lyric
- craft song sections that connect, contrast, and flow together into a unified whole
Learn why a chorus is so important and how to make a great chorus!
Learn how to create an effective groove that captivates your audience!
Learn the different types of harmonic phrasing and how to use them to create an amazing chorus!
- Basic knowledge of guitar or piano
- A knowledge of the tools that will allow you to make money as a songwriter
- An understanding of the techniques professional songwriters use
- An understanding of what song forms are used in popular music
- Increased ability to effectively communicate with words and music
- Suitable for beginners as well as advanced songwriters
- Visual teaching - offering increased retention and accelerated learning
Pippin Jag is obsessed with songwriting and guitar! He is a Berklee alum (Writing and Producing) who has been songwriting for over 20 years. He lives in Los Angeles and has worked with some of the world's most successful celebrities and recording artists.
When he's not with his guitar or at his piano, Pippin is usually surfing, playing soccer, or eating with loved ones. Spending time with his family is probably his favorite thing to do.
Since 2008, he has been a full-time songwriter, and currently is a staff writer at MRS publishing. He is affiliated with ASCAP.