Song Science #3: How to Build Contemporary Song Forms
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Song Science #3: How to Build Contemporary Song Forms

Master the Verse, Chorus, Pre-Chorus, Post-Chorus, Bridge to Write Powerful Songs
4.9 (53 ratings)
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817 students enrolled
Created by RW Studio
Last updated 1/2017
English
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What Will I Learn?
  • Write songs in different song forms
  • Build the different sections of a song
  • Create unstable and stable songs
  • Use harmonic rhythm
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Requirements
  • Take the previous Song Science Courses
  • Have basic knowledge of music theory
Description

Welcome to Song Science 3!

In previous courses you learned how to create chord progressions.  We worked together on basic chord progressions and even more advanced progressions utilizing techniques from secondary dominants to diminished passing chords.

In this course you'll learn how to build the different sections of a song.

Sections include:

  • The Verse
  • The Chorus
  • The Pre-Chorus

At the end of this course you'll understand how to:

  • Create instability and stability in your songs by tweaking the number of measures
  • Contrast the different sections to make the Chorus pop
  • Build sections from a repetitive chord progressions standpoint and through-composing

This course is for anyone whose looking to be a better songwriter.

I look forward to seeing you in the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • Songwriters
  • Singers
  • Those interested in music composition
  • Lyricists
  • Not for anyone lacking basic theory foundation
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
01:23:09
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:19
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Section Building Concepts
3 Lectures 19:56



Harmonic Rhythm: Where Should Chords Fall Rhythmically?
07:14
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The Verse vs. The Chorus
2 Lectures 10:12
The Purpose
04:37

Two Harmonic Journeys
05:35
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Repetitive Progression
2 Lectures 08:32
Harmonic Rhythm Contrast
01:55


Pitch Contrast
06:37
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Through-Composed Progressions
1 Lecture 10:33


Home and Away
10:33
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The Pre-Chorus, Post-Chorus / EDM Drop, and Bridge
3 Lectures 20:55
Pre-Chorus
08:13

Post-Chorus and Pop EDM Drops
05:13

The Bridge
07:29
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AAA Song Form (The Refrain Song)
1 Lecture 09:02
How to Write a Modern Refrain Song - An American Idol Winner Did It!
09:02
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:00
Thank you!
02:00
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Bonus!
1 Lecture 00:47
Special Offer
00:47
About the Instructor
RW Studio
4.6 Average rating
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20,000+ Students, 1,500+ Reviews, 11 Courses

Hi I'm Rob! A full-time musician and teacher in New York City and Los Angeles. I'm passionate about music and education.

I'm a former music instructor with a Fender Grant winning non-profit. I also teach privately. My students range from signed recording artists and songwriters to working professionals who just love music.

I'm a Premium Udemy Instructor and have been teaching since 2015. Many of my courses are best selling courses and have been featured on Udemy. I have 20,000+ students and 1,500+ reviews, across 11 courses. I work with other teachers to help them achieve the same success.