3 Pros 1 Goal: To Help You Write Better Songs
What you'll learn
- Music Composition
- Lyric Writing
- Hip Hop Lyric writing
- Song Structure
- Chord Progressions
- How to read music
- Ear training
- Song analysis
- Story telling in music
- Desire to improve your songwriting skills
- Owning an Instrument -or- a music production software such as Ableton, Logic Pro, FL studio, Garage Band etc.
This is the only course that has united a veteran hit songwriter, a classically trained tv composer, and a master hip hop lyricist into one course focused on helping you write your best song.
The strength of this course comes from the team of instructors who actively work in their chosen musical fields. Each is also a trained coach and educator. We are focused on you and helping you get better.
We focus on the real skills and tools you need and crave so that your music improves and continues to improve far into the future.
What you will learn...
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We like using this example to show the importance of form in your music.
Learning structure helps your song be easier for listeners to understand. Just like English has rules of writing that help all of us understand the words on a page, music has rules that help a listener understand the notes being performed.
We cover each piece of a song, the function of these parts, and how to use them. Mix and match parts of songs, eliminate parts of a song to highlight the strongest parts, and more.
Melody - Harmony
Identify, understand, and improve your ability to create a melody. You will be guided from the basics of notes and scales and gradually move to more advanced techniques such as: tritone substitutions, chord extensions, and vocal stacks.
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Lyrics - Hip Hop Lyrics - Rhyme Schemes - Storytelling
A hit songwriter and a top hip hop lyricist join forces to provide special videos that focusing on the heart of lyric writing. Each genre has unique qualities. Jeff and Alan provide you insights and tools from expertise in different genres. You’ll work on core elements that will help you tell a stronger story through your lyrics.
After taking this class you will have several new tools to enhance your existing lyrics and several new techniques to implement for your next song.
Rhythm is at the core of all music. You begin with simple exercises and then become skilled in the use of many rhythmic devices. Your teacher is an award winning drummer whose most recent accomplishment was performing in the first place samba school of Rio de Janeiro’s 2020 Carnival in the famous Sambadrome!
The written materials could be a stand alone book. Each section of the course is broken down with downloadable PDFs. Keep them and refer back to them as needed.
We have worked hard to give examples for both people who can, and can't read music.
We have compiled the top 5 songs in Urban, Country and Pop so that as you take the course you can check in on what the current masters of the industry are using. As you make your way through the course you'll find that you hear things in the music that you never noticed before. Stay current and understand what most people are currently hearing.
We provide mp3s that help you focus in on one aspect of music at a time.
We look forward to helping you along your musical path. See you inside!
Who this course is for:
- Owners of Ableton Live, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Cubase, FL Studio, Studio One, GarageBand, Sonar, Digital Performer
- Music Composers
- Amateur musicians who want to learn how to write better songs.
- Music students
- Piano players
Colin O’Donohoe is a 20 year veteran of the music industry with the artist name “World Maestro”. He is a professional composer, audio engineer, performer, conductor, and educator.
Colin’s primary focus has been on music for film and TV. Working for television has given him incredible skills at sound design, music composition, audio editing, mixing, mastering, and songwriting.
Colin’s other focus has been on world music. As a conductor and performer, Colin has gained great skills in arranging, leadership, orchestration, music performance, and audio recording.
Colin has composed and arranged for:
The Dr. Oz Show
The OWN Network
Colin has performed across the world. Highlights of his performance resume include:
He has been featured on drums on “Good Morning America”, in Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome for 2020 Carnival, numerous clubs in New York City, toured through the USA and Asia.
Colin has led professional ensembles in Amsterdam, New York City, Pittsburgh PA, Phoenix AZ, and Istanbul Turkey.