Lyricology: 8 Must-know Techniques for Songwriting!

Crucial Hip Hop songwriting techniques that will take you to the next level.
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2016 English

Course Description

This course is designed to give aspiring hip-hop artists information that'll help them develop their own distinct style while also being efficient in a studio setting. This course will cover:

  • How to use your influences to develop your style
  • Find inspiration in ANYTHING
  • Standing out as an artist
  • Preparing for a studio session
  • Finding your own sound
  • Collaborating with other artists
  • Staying consistent in your songwriting
  • Dos and don't of songwriting

My goal with this course is to give you an understanding of these concepts, then force you to experiment with these ideas and develop your own style. I GUARANTEE that you will leave this course with new skills and ideas that will take your artistry to the next level!

What are the requirements?

  • An open mind!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create a unique songwriting style by using your influences
  • Find inspiration in ANYTHING
  • Stand out from other artists
  • Prepare your materials for a recording session
  • Discover your own sound
  • Create music with other artists through collaborating
  • Stay consistent when writing out song concepts
  • Dos and Don'ts of songwriting

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is made for aspiring hip-hop artists of ALL levels. These tips will help students develop their own style and show them ways to be as effective as possible in a studio setting.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction

This lecture is set to prepare you for what we'll be covering in this course.

Section 2: Using Your Influences

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • This lecture will cover how to use the best qualities of your influences to develop a unique style.
Section 3: Finding Inspiration

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • This lecture covers the best ways to find inspiration for songwriting.
  • Students will be able to find inspiration in ANYTHING!
Section 4: Standing Out

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • Students will learn how to develop their style without compromising their artistic integrity.
Section 5: Preparing for a Recording Session

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • Students will learn the importance of being prepared for a studio session.
  • Students will learn to have their lyrics neat and organized for a studio session.
  • Students will learn how to utilize studio time without wasting time and money.
  • Students will learn how to have their delivery perfected before coming in for a session.
Section 6: Finding your own sound

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • Students will learn how to develop their own unique sound.
Section 7: Collaborating

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • Students will learn the best ways to work with another artist.
  • Students will learn proper collaboration etiquette.
Section 8: Staying Consistent

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • Students will learn how to stay focused on their songwriting subject.
Section 9: Do's and don'ts

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • Students will learn the good and bad habits of songwriting.
  • Students will learn how to write without overthinking.
  • Students will learn how to humble themselves in their artistry.
  • Students will learn how to have fun with their songwriting process!
Section 10: Course Review

This is review of all of the previous material.

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Instructor Biography

Andre Gainer, Experimental Hip Hop Artist/Producer

I am an experimental hip-hop artist/producer from the Inland Empire, California. I have over 12 years of songwriting experience and over 15 years of production experience. I've released over 13 projects, as well as produced, engineered and ghost-written numerous other projects. I've played with bands and have developed my own wireless, self-DJing hip-hop stage show.

My hip-hop songwriting style encompasses extremely dense multi-syllable rhyming, metaphors and word play. I also incorporate complex themes and story telling. My overall style would be considered experimental.

My hip-hop production style encompasses heavy use of dense laying and sampling. I also incorporate loose, free form drums of varying styles. My overall style would be considered experimental.

I have over 3 years of teaching experience in all of the previously mentioned subjects.

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