Lyricology: The Perfect Formulas for Hip-Hop Songwriting!

Hip Hop songwriting techniques that will help you perfect your craft!
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  • Lectures 16
  • 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 to take aspiring hip-hop songwriters to the next level! This course will cover:

  • Understanding WHY you're writing your music
  • Styles of writing your music
  • Subject matter
  • Different ways of getting your material from your brain to the page
  • Chorus etiquette
  • reasons why drafting and re-writing are CRUCIAL to the songwriting process
  • Ways to organize and manage all of your lyrics.

This course is an essential piece to every hip hop songwriter looking to make improvements in their abilities to create music. I GUARANTEE that you'll leave this course with new and effective knowledge. My goal is to get you to form an understanding of these writing concepts, then experiment with the knowledge and develop your own unique style.

What are the requirements?

  • A pen, pad and an open mind!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand their purpose in writing a song
  • Utilize various styles of writing a song
  • Master their songwriting through drafting, re-writing and finalizing their songs.
  • Understand basic chorus etiquette.
  • Organize their written material in a beneficial way.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is designed to help aspiring artists develop their songwriting techniques, learn different perspectives to write from and understand the importance of writing their song in drafts. This will also teach methods of organizing their written material in ways that'll prepare them for recording. This course is designed to help writers of ALL skill levels.

What you get with this course?

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

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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: Why?

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • This lecture goes over the reason behind your songwriting.
  • Students will learn what subjects to look for in writing.
  • Students will understand who they're writing their music for.
Section 3: Styles of Writing

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • This lecture will cover the different styles of songwriting.
  • Students will learn the writing style that suits their needs.
Section 4: Subject Matter

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • This course covers the subjects that could be used in hip-hop songwriting.
  • Students will learn to write songs that they enjoy and have a connection with.
3 questions

This quiz will test you on the previously covered material.

Section 5: Ways to Write

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • This course covers the different ways of writing down your material.
5 questions

You will be quizzed on the previously mentioned material.

Section 6: Chorus Etiquette

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • This lecture covers the ways a chorus should be written in hip-hop music.
  • Students will learn the dos and don'ts of chorus writing.
Section 7: Re-writing

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • This course covers the importance of writing drafts.
  • Students will learn the benefits of re-writing their material.
    There is a downloadable PDF attached with this lecture that gives an example of how drafting can benefit your writing.
5 questions

You will be quizzed on the previously covered material.

Section 8: Organizing Lyrics

This is an introduction to the upcoming lecture.

  • This lecture covers organizing written material in a beneficial way.
  • Students will learn how to neatly put all of their written material together.
Section 9: Review

This is review of all of the previous material.

10 questions

You will be tested on ALL covered 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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