SONGWRITING SIMPLIFIED: Music Theory, Melody & Creativity
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- Fundamentals of music theory, to Chord Progressions, Melody Writing, and Lyric Writing
- You WILL write a complete song by the end of this course following 5 simple steps!
- You'll learn the same Chord Progressions used by hit songwriters. (Pop, Country, and Rock)
- You'll be able to Transpose your song into any Key, to make it comfortable for you to sing - no matter what your vocal range is.
- You need only basic Guitar OR Piano playing experience.
- You DO NOT have to know how to read music!
- NO prior music theory knowledge is needed.
Writing a song is not as difficult as you think! If you can play some basic chords on Piano or Guitar, this course will teach you literally everything you need to know to get you started writing songs like the pros: Practical Music theory, Chord Progressions, Melodies, Song Structure, Lyric Writing, Creativity, Songwriting Tips & Tricks, and... YOU WON'T HAVE TO READ A NOTE OF MUSIC! And if you are a beginner player, you'll learn even more about Chords and Scales throughout the course.
SONGWRITING SIMPLIFIED will take Pianists and Guitarists step by step through the entire songwriting process, and by the end of the course, you will have written a complete song: Chords, Melodies, and Lyrics!
ALSO: Are you a singer who is frustrated by having to depend on someone else to help you write your songs?
No problem! This course will teach you basic chords on piano and guitar to get you started writing basic Chord Progressions to help you communicate your songs to other musicians you're playing or writing with.
Also included in the course:
Easy-to-read charts of Piano Chords AND Guitar Chords for all Major and Minor Keys.
Easy-to-read charts of Piano Scales AND Guitar Scales for all Major and Minor Keys.
Samples of hit Chord Progressions used in Pop, Country and Rock styles.
Insider tips that will help you write catchier melodies (hooks) in minutes.
Details on how to Transpose any song into a key that fits your vocal range.
Over 20 FREE Downloadable PDF's
And much more!
- ANYONE who is interested in writing songs!
- Guitarists AND Piano Players who want to learn music theory and how to write songs
- Singers who are tired of depending on someone else to write their songs
- Guitarists who want to learn more about Piano - and vice versa
**No reading music needed!** We'll use the GUITAR and the PIANO to understand very practical music theory, song structure, melody, and chord progressions. We'll also get into lyric writing and creativity!
Let's start by looking at the piano keyboard to help understand the basics.
In this Lecture you'll learn the simplest and most popular chord progression of all time. The "I IV V."
PIANO PLAYERS: Another MAJOR KEY example, and more details on playing beyond the I IV V.
GUITARISTS: Another MAJOR KEY example: playing beyond the I IV V.
Let's talk about how chord progressions are related to different musical styles.
Learn about the importance of the vocal melody and how to create a catchy one for your song. (5ths and octaves always work great to create a hook!!) And... the vocal "EKG!"
Two of the most helpful and popular tricks used in all types of writing, to help make your lyrics sound more poetic.
Now that you have a Chord Progression, AND a simple Melody written for both your Verse and your Chorus, it's time to write Lyrics for those melodies! You only need one Chorus (lyrically) because that'll repeat, but you'll need more lyrics for your Verses. Each verse tend to be different lyrically. P.S. The lyrics may change the cadence of the melody!