Lyricology: 8 Must-know Techniques for Songwriting!
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Lyricology: 8 Must-know Techniques for Songwriting!

Crucial Hip Hop songwriting techniques that will take you to the next level.
4.5 (30 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.
115 students enrolled
Created by Andre Gainer
Last updated 2/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • An open mind!
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!

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
01:08:33
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Course Introduction
1 Lecture 00:43

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

Preview 00:43
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Using Your Influences
2 Lectures 06:35

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

Preview 00:22

  • This lecture will cover how to use the best qualities of your influences to develop a unique style.
Preview 06:13
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Finding Inspiration
2 Lectures 15:44

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

Finding inspiration intro
00:26

  • This lecture covers the best ways to find inspiration for songwriting.
  • Students will be able to find inspiration in ANYTHING!
Finding inspiration
15:18
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Standing Out
2 Lectures 06:24

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

Standing out intro
00:25

  • Students will learn how to develop their style without compromising their artistic integrity.
Standing out
05:59
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Preparing for a Recording Session
2 Lectures 08:08

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

Preparing for recording intro
00:35

  • 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.
Preparing for recording
07:33
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Finding your own sound
2 Lectures 03:39

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

Finding your own sound intro
00:20

  • Students will learn how to develop their own unique sound.
Finding your own sound
03:19
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Collaborating
2 Lectures 06:54

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

Collaborating intro
00:37

  • Students will learn the best ways to work with another artist.
  • Students will learn proper collaboration etiquette.
Collaborating
06:17
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Staying Consistent
2 Lectures 05:07

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

Preview 00:42

  • Students will learn how to stay focused on their songwriting subject.
Preview 04:25
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Do's and don'ts
2 Lectures 11:05

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

Dos and don't intro
00:13

  • 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!
Dos and don'ts
10:52
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Course Review
1 Lecture 04:14

This is review of all of the previous material.

Review
04:14
About the Instructor
Andre Gainer
4.6 Average rating
714 Reviews
4,880 Students
3 Courses
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.