Hit Songwriting: Learn to Write Lyrics! Be a Songwriting Pro
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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
3.8 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
691 students enrolled
Created by Pippin Jag
Last updated 4/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 23 mins on-demand video
  • 11 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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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Description

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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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome
2 Lectures 00:44
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Writing from "Where" and "Who"
3 Lectures 14:32

Learn how to write on command without being initially inspired!

Writing from "Where"
09:48

Two Writing Tips
00:17

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

Writing from "Who"
04:27

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

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

Toggling
04:27

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

Five Degrees of Rhyme
02:21

Learn effective ways to find rhymes for your lyrics!

Finding Rhyming Pairs
02:23

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

Toggling and Rhyme Scheme
01:05

Learn about the power position and how important it is!

Preview 02:02

Secrets of Structure
2 questions
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Dialing into the Audience
4 Lectures 05:55
Glitter
00:25

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

Connecting with Tense
01:53

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

Connecting with Prepositions and Conjuctions
01:54

Learn what the musical characteristics of the verse are!

Musical Characteristics of the Verse
01:43

Dialing into the Audience
1 question
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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
03:18

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

Chorus Function
06:18

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

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

Pyramiding
03:04

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!

Verbs
01:27

Reflections of Music Form and Structure
3 questions

Recap
01:46

Bonus Lecture: Hit Songwriting: Learn to Write! Enjoy a Songwriting Career
00:49
About the Instructor
Pippin Jag
4.1 Average rating
54 Reviews
2,547 Students
4 Courses
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 worked with some of the world's most successful celebrities and recording artists.

When he's not with his guitar or at his piano, Pippin is usually surfing, playing soccer, or eating with loved ones.  Spending time with his family is probably his favorite thing to do.

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