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Songwriting Process: Write Your Own Songs

Start writing songs that change the world and your life! You too, can be a songwriter with the right information!
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the Structure of Songs
Learn How to Build A Song From the Melody
Learn How to Get Material to Start With
Train your ear to hear the build in a song
To help you have a career in songwriting
To remove the frustration of writing a song
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As an established songwriter, I take you through my writing process and what has help me to write my best songs. Learn the process necessary for writing your own songs that you can connect with as well as your audience, including how to find what to write about and the structure of songs.

About the Course

You too can be a songwriter! Yes, you! This course is to help you bring out the inner songwriter that has been hiding and ready to bust out. All you have to do is commit, stay focus, and utilize the tools given in this course and you will be on your way to becoming a songwriter.

If you are new to songwriting, this course will show you how to get started and get the creative process started. If you are already a song writer, you may pick up some tips to help fine tune the process you already have.

No matter if your goal is to write for major artists, create your own music project, or just a hobby, understanding the process will help you get over your fear and creative hump. Where do you start? How exactly do you know if your song will be received with a great response? What makes a song stand the test of time? Songwriting will require research on your part but you will soon realize all songs are the same.

This course is designed for the musician and non-musician. It is not necessary that you play an instrument to be able to write a song. If you play an instrument, you have the advantage of creating your own instrumental to write your songs to. If you don’t play, this course highlights how do you write to a track that is given to you, and the musical cues you should listen for.

You will find the information presented is very clear and to the point. To get the most out of this course, you must do all exercises and tips presented. It will take practice, finding inspiration, and developing your ear to create effective material.

Take your time and enjoy the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • Songwriters
  • Musicians
  • Producers
  • Any one who desires to write songs
  • Singers
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 15 Lectures Collapse All 15 Lectures 01:39:18
Where do I Start?
5 Lectures 28:09

Benefits of Songwriting

Where do you start?

Finish What You Start
What Will You Need?
5 Lectures 35:28

What do you Write about?

Finding the Melody

When to use Harmony

Number System
Find Your Own Process
1 Lecture 06:11
Find Your Own Process
Analyzing Songs
4 Lectures 29:30
Struture of a Song

How to Count Bars

Listen and Study Songs

Now go and write!
About the Instructor
3.3 Average rating
3 Reviews
371 Students
1 Course
Singer, Songwriter, Producer

Shauntey Jonell is a registered recording artist, songwriter (BMI), musician, piano instructor, speaker, and no stranger to the music industry. Shauntey's career began in Houston, Texas as she worked in marketing for Music World Entertainment under Matthew Knowles (Beyonce's Father) and the gospel label division "Spirit Rising Music." These connections allowed Shauntey to network with other artists as she launched her songwriting career. Shauntey Jonell has written for many local and Grammy nominated artists. In 2014, Shauntey Jonell debuted her first single, "All In," with a music video and releasing the song on iTunes. The song has received and created a major buzz in the industry and now Shauntey Jonell is preparing to release her debut ablum in 2014, which she will be the executive producer and writer. Shauntey has worked with many other musicians and singers to help them develop their composition styles and songwriting skills.

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