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Hit Songwriting: Learn to Write Lyrics! Be a Songwriting Pro

Learn the songwriting techniques used by the experts to create lyrics that will connect emotionally with the audience
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Created by Pippin Jag
Last updated 4/2016
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Learn to use all of your senses - touch, taste, smell, sight, sound, and movement - as springboards for creativity in writing amazing lyrics. It could be you that writes the next number one song! Enroll Now! Course Updated Oct 3, 2016

Over 600 students enrolled!

Develop the time tested songwriting techniques that professionals use to create incredible lyrics while still maintaining your unique voice.

  • Learn to connect with and create a memorable experience for your audience
  • Learn to write even when you're not initially inspired
  • Learn to streamline and accelerate your songwriting process
  • Learn to apply songwriting strategies to any new idea

Content and Overview

This course is different from any other course you will find on songwriting, because it is solely focused on the lyric. It's so important in songwriting, to get the lyrics right. A strong song needs strong lyrics. How many hit songs do you know of that don't have lyrics?

First, you'll learn how to get creative even when you're not really inspired. I'll show you how you can use all of your senses and the world around you to spark your creativity and jumpstart your songwriting anytime!

Next, you'll learn how to control the emotional impact that your listener is having through toggling - moving between details and sometimes pulling back for a broader picture. You will learn how to intensify or diminish the experience of the listener with sound lyrical techniques.

We'll also examine the different types of rhyme. You'll learn the various ways to effectively use rhyme in your songwriting. We'll also discuss tense and power positions...and a whole lot more.

By the End of the Course You Will Be Able To:

  • write lyrics that control the emotions of your audience
  • write lyrics that effectively communicate the message of the song
  • combine lyrics with music more effectively
  • generate better ideas more easily
  • create detailed and emotional lines that tell a story

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone that wants to take there lyric writing to the next level
  • Like I said before, it could be you that writes the next number one song! Enroll Now!
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What Will I Learn?
The ability to write on command without having to be inspired
An understanding of how to emotionally connect with the audience through lyrics
An understanding of the techniques professional songwriters use to create amazing lyrics
An increased ability to effectively communicate with words and music
Suitable for beginners as well as advanced songwriters
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2 Lectures 00:44
Writing from "Where" and "Who"
3 Lectures 14:32

Learn how to write on command without being initially inspired!

Writing from "Where"

Two Writing Tips

Learn how to write lyrics from a specific point of view!

Writing from "Who"

Writing from "Where" and "Who"
2 questions
Secrets of Structure
5 Lectures 12:19

Learn about toggling and how it helps your lyric become incredible!


Learn what the five degrees of rhyme are and how they will help to develop your lyric!

Five Degrees of Rhyme

Learn effective ways to find rhymes for your lyrics!

Finding Rhyming Pairs

Learn how to use toggling and rhyme scheme together to enhance your lyrics!

Toggling and Rhyme Scheme

Learn about the power position and how important it is!

Preview 02:02

Secrets of Structure
2 questions
Dialing into the Audience
4 Lectures 05:55

Learn how to connect with the audience through the proper use of tense!

Connecting with Tense

Learn how prepositions and conjunctions can breath life into a lyric!

Connecting with Prepositions and Conjuctions

Learn what the musical characteristics of the verse are!

Musical Characteristics of the Verse

Dialing into the Audience
1 question
Inventing the "Why"
2 Lectures 09:37

Learn how the music an lyric work together to elevate the emotional impact on the listener!

Music and Lyric

Learn the purpose of a chorus and what type of lyrics should make up a chorus!

Chorus Function

Inventing the "Why"
1 question
Reflections of Music Form and Structure
5 Lectures 11:20

Learn about pyramiding and how it helps to improve any lyrics!


Learn the importance of contrast and how it applies to lyric writing!

Preview 04:14

Learn what verbs to use and why they are so important in lyrics!


Reflections of Music Form and Structure
3 questions


Bonus Lecture: Hit Songwriting: Learn to Write! Enjoy a Songwriting Career
About the Instructor
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2,385 Students
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Instructor, Songwriter, Guitarist, Producer in Los Angeles

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 been the "Ghost Writer" on many of the number one songs of various artists.

When he's not with his guitar or at his piano, Pippin is usually surfing, playing soccer, or eating with his wife and six children. Yes, six children (it's not a misprint)! Four boys and two girls.

Since 2008, he has been a full-time songwriter, and currently is a staff writer at MRS publishing. He is affiliated with ASCAP.

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