Songwriting for Complete Beginners
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- Learn and understand the Fundamentals and Ingredients of Music
- Learn what Tools you need to get Started with Songwriting
- Start Making your own Songs with all essential elements: Rhythm, Harmony and Melody
- You should have a Genuine Interest to Learn how to Make your own Music
- You should have a Computer or Tablet to use for Songwriting
Is this Course for You?
Have you ever thought about learning how to make your own music, but don't really know how to start. Then this course is perfect for you.
What will You Learn?
In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of music, so that you can get started with making music yourself. Learn all the ingredients of music, the tools you need to get started, and get actionable tips on how to practice what you learn, and then create your own music.
Anyone can Make Music
Music is not rocket science. It is art, and it comes from your heart and soul. I truly believe Everyone can make music. Why? Because Music is really just a mix of Rhythm, Melody and Harmony. It really is that easy, so you can do it to! =)
Start Making your own Music Today
Are you ready to learn how you can make your own music, without having any prior knowledge? Just click the enroll button, and I am waiting for you in the next video. Soon you will be able to Make your own Music and Songs.
Mikael "Mike" Baggström
Music Composer | Sound Designer
- This Course is for Creative People who want to Learn how to Make Music
- This Course is for Curious People with no prior knowledge of Music/Songwriting
In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of music, so that you can get started with making music yourself. Learn all the ingredients of music, the tools you need to get started, and get actionable tips on how to practice what you learn, and then create your own music.
What is music? A question that has as many answers that there are people in the world. Let's check out these real answers I have got from asking that question to several people: Music is the language of the soul. Music is painted time. Music is language's sister. Think about this for a moment. What is music to you?
In this video I'm going to share my top tips for Making Music faster, easier and more fun. I really encourage you to take these tips to heart if you are going to be serious with your music making.
Let me show you a song that I have already created using the garage band app on my iPad. I will guide you through all the parts of the track step-by-step. This song is only eight Bars long, but it includes all The main elements of music which are: rhythm, harmony and Melody. If I wanted to I could add sections to extend this track and make a complete song.
There are so many choices for music making apps today, both for your mobile devices and your computer. But I want to get you started right away with making music after you have taken this class. The easiest thing to start with are music making apps for your Smartphone or Tablet.
If you are new to making music, I suggest that you first start out with a mobile music making app like for example the Garageband App. But if you want to dive a bit deeper and get more control, there are a lot of choices for software to make music with on your computer. In the professional music making world, the software you use for making music with on your computer is called "DAW". This is just a term for this kind of software. It stands for: "Digital Audio Workstation", and while that might sound like a technical and scary thing, it is simply a program to record and produce music with.
So what is rhythm? I would define rhythm as: "A mix of sounds and silence in a deliberately structured way and tempo". It is very important for you to master rhythm first, since it is the very core of music. Rhythm is not only important for drums and percussion. Rhythm is present in melodies, chords and harmonies. In this video you will learn about Measures (Bars) and Time Signatures.
To create a rhythm, you also need to set a tempo. You can think about the tempo as the pulse of your music. Almost like the pulse of your heart rate. When you are calm and relaxed you have a lower pulse. And when you exercise or dance, you have a higher pulse. It is the same with rhythm in music.
So there are 12 notes in the musical alphabet. Now it's time for you to learn about scales. We will not go through every scale in this video, because learning them all will take some time and practice. But you are going to learn the essential rules of how scales work and why you use them.
Now you are going to learn about chords, which is the harmonic structure of music. There are 3 main elements you need to learn here. Melody, Harmony and Chords. Basically, a melody consists of a series of notes played one at a time, like when you sing. Harmony is two notes played at the same time. And chords are essentially stacks of harmonies played together.
Now it is time for you to learn about chord progressions. So what is a chord progression? Well, it is simply a sequence of chords. Here's an example. Let's say you have 3 different chords in your song. C Major, F Major and G Major. One possible chord progression could be like this: C, F, G, G, F, G, C.