The Basics Of Pro Songwriting
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The Basics Of Pro Songwriting

Learn How To Write Songs Like The Pro's
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4.6 (1,231 ratings)
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6,270 students enrolled
Created by Tom Worth
Last updated 10/2019
English
English [Auto], Italian [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 21 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You will know and be able to use the EXACT same songwriting process that has been used to write countless #1 songs.
  • You will learn the fundamentals of commercial songwriting. Topics like song structure, melody writing, lyric writing, rhyme schemes, phrasing, etc. are all explained in detail.
  • You'll be able to AVOID common songwriting mistakes that instantly label you as an amateur to industry professionals...even if you aren't one!
Requirements
  • I geared these lessons to help songwriters ranging from absolute beginners to intermediate songwriters. I had been writing for over 10 years before I learned a lot of the things I teach. If you’re new…you won’t feel lost. If you’ve been writing a while…you won’t get bored and will learn a ton.
Description

Ready to Drastically Improve Your Songwriting?

Whether you’ve never written a song in your life, or you’ve been writing for years and want to step up your game…my video course will have you writing songs like the Pro's.

So there are countless books, videos, and classes that teach songwriting. What makes my video course better, or even different? Good question. All of these other sources can teach you how to write a song. What’s a verse, chorus, bridge, etc…and yes, I will certainly teach you all of these things.

But in addition to the basics of songwriting, I teach you the basics of PRO songwriting. I’ve been a professional and successful songwriter for over 10 years and in this course I show you the exact method my colleagues and I use to write commercial songs every day. The exact same songwriting method that has been used to write countless #1 hit songs on the pop, country, christian, and rock charts!

I’ll also identify the most common mistakes songwriters make that instantly turn off industry professionals. If you’re currently making these mistakes, I can almost guarantee you won’t have success. Sorry…I don’t make the rules…but I know them, and now you can too!

Who this course is for:
  • Songwriters and singer/songwriters who want to make songwriting MORE than a hobby.
  • This course teaches songwriting with a strong emphasis on COMMERCIAL songwriting (meaning songs that make money, or songs you may hear on the radio).
  • The sills and tools you'll learn here apply to writing many different genres of music -pop, country, rock, christian, R&B, acoustic, singer/songwriter, Adult Contemporary, etc. Conversely, if you're writing rap, classical, or any other very specific genres, I'd recommend checking out a course that is specifically geared for your genre.
Course content
Expand all 33 lectures 06:05:49
+ Introduction
2 lectures 05:25

In case you have problems with the download(s), here is the full list of song examples used in this course, in the order they are used.

Song Examples - Full List
02:06
+ Commercial Songwriting Fundamentals
14 lectures 02:36:30
Gatekeepers
2 questions
Song Sections Part 1
09:34
Song Sections Part 2
12:20
Song Structure Part 1
01:41
Song Structure Part 2
18:03
Song Structure Part 3
18:15

For questions 2-4, listen to the songs (on youtube, Spotify, etc) and figure out the song structure.  Then check answer to see how you did.

Song Structure
4 questions
Rhyming
15:36
Why Stars Can Break The Rules...And You Can't
08:10
Rhyme Schemes
15:22
Phrasing Part 1
15:31
Phrasing Part 2
11:09
Hooks Part 1
14:14
Hooks Part 2
08:55

I created this so you wouldn’t have to take notes…I never liked taking notes in school lol.

Section 2 Notes
01:27
+ The Craft Of Songwriting
10 lectures 02:04:55
The Pro Songwriting Process Part 1
14:36
The Pro Songwriting Process Part 2
05:58
Melody Writing
18:08
Lyric Writing Part 2
11:31
Music Writing
19:52
Pre Chorus
14:55
Building Bridges Part 1
15:59
Building Bridges Part 2
06:07

I created this so you wouldn’t have to take notes…I never liked taking notes in school lol.

Section 3 Notes
00:47
+ Watch Me Write A Song
4 lectures 01:08:38
Part 1
19:33
Part 2
19:14
Part 3
19:09
Part 4
10:42
+ What Next?
3 lectures 10:19
Bonus Lecture: What Next - Part 1
02:44
Bonus Lecture: What Next -Part 2
07:33
Section 5 Notes
00:02