The Fundamentals of Songwriting and Music Production

"Learn from a Grammy-Winning Songwriter, all the basics that you need to know for creating a hit song."
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

This course is for anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of professional songwriting. This is taught by Grammy-Winning Producer/Writer Seth Mosley, of Full Circle Music.

For the songwriting portion, we cover things like:

-Melody, Chords, Arrangement, Lyrics, and more.

For the production portion, we teach:

-Gear, Engineering, Editing, Mixing, Mastering, and more.

This is a video course with a class assignment to be uploaded.

This course is approximately 1 hour. It features an intro to us and our credits, why we are an authority on this subject. Then we dive into each fundamental of songwriting and producing step-by-step.

We hope this is the first step towards your dream of writing and recording your own music. You really can make a living at it, take it from us. All it takes is one hit to put you on the map. This will give you the tools to get started on writing your first hit.

What are the requirements?

  • A desire to take your songwriting to the next level.
  • A commitment to write one full song for this course.
  • A way to record your song, even if on an iPhone or laptop computer microphone.
  • A commitment to finish a song production from start to finish.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Write a better song than before taking this course
  • Craft better lyrics for their songs
  • Create more emotion in their chord progressions
  • Arrange songs to keep the listener hitting repeat
  • Understand some of the rules of hit songwriting
  • Improve the quality of their song recordings.
  • Make better demos
  • Take their musical careers to the next level
  • Learn to work with what you have, not worry too much about having all the right gear.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for people wanting to better their songwriting. No prior songwriting experience needed. This course is not for you if you're looking for advanced songwriting techniques.
  • If you have lyric-writing talent, this is for you.
  • If you can write great melodies, this is for you.
  • If you play an instrument, and want to write songs with it, this is for you.
  • If you are interested in either beginning or improving your music production skills and understanding, this is for you.
  • All ages and experience levels welcome

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Basics of Pro Songwriting
Intro to the Professor
00:57
Introduction to Songwriting
01:08
Fundamentals #1 Melody
02:35
Fundamental #2 Phrasing
02:49
Fundamental #3 Lyrics
06:10
Fundamental #4 Chords
02:41
Fundamental #5 Arrangement
02:38
Course Summary
00:52
Section 2: The Basics of Production
Introduction to Production
01:30
Production Gear
06:23
Production Engineering
05:47
Production Editing
05:59
Production Mixing
04:54
Production Mastering
03:59
Production Outro
00:52
Section 3: Bonus Content
Article

Get a glimpse into how the pros produce their music.

Article

See into the mind of a grammy-winning songwriter.

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Instructor Biography

Seth Mosley, Music Producer and Songwriter

GRAMMY award winning producer, Seth Mosley is one of the most awarded and in-demand songwriters and producers in the Christian Music industry today. Along with receiving a GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album "RUN WILD. LIVE FREE.LOVE STRONG" (for King & Country) this year, Seth also received the 2014 SESAC award for Christian Songwriter of the Year. In 2013, Billboard Magazine named Mosley the #1 Christian music producer and the #3 Christian songwriter; and Seth was the writer of 28 charting radio singles, resulting in 14 SESAC awards for top radio activity.

Known for hits like, "You Are I Am" (Mercy Me), "Born Again" (Newsboys) & "Words" (Hawk Nelson), this past year has been stellar for Seth with eight #1 songs: "Fix My Eyes" (for KING & COUNTRY), "He Knows My Name" (Francesca Battistelli), "Fight Song" (The Almost), "Start a Fire" (Unspoken), "Let It Be Love" (Family Force Five), "He Knows" (Jeremy Camp), "Who I Am" (Blanca) & "Air I Breathe" (Mat Kearney).

Seth's recent production credits include: Michael W. Smith, tobyMac, for King & Country, Unspoken, Jeremy Camp, Sidewalk Prophets, Audio Adrenaline, Blanca, Moriah Peters & Jared Anderson.

We congratulate Seth on his amazing 4 Dove Award wins in 2015!

- Producer of the Year
- Songwriter of the Year (Non-Artist)
- Pop Contemporary Album of the Year: "RUN WILD. LIVE FREE.LOVE STRONG" (for King & Country)
- Inspirational Album of the Year: "Above It All" (Phillips, Craig & Dean)

Him and his company, Full Circle Music, won their Second Grammy Award in 2016 for the record "This is Not a Test" by TobyMac.

They have 21 #1 Radio Hits and Counting.

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