Elements of Hit Songwriting

MUSC X 401.5
Designed for both musicians and lyricists, this hands-on introduction to the craft of songwriting focuses on collaboration and teaches a step-by-step method for writing a professional-quality song.
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Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Learn the elements that make up a successful song for a demo to be prepared as a marketable product
  • Gain an understanding of all aspects of hit songwriting for many different genres
  • Practice creating a hook, learning where to place it, and how to set it up
  • Understand these different aspects from a wide range of industry guest speakers

About this course:

Designed for both musicians and lyricists, this hands-on introduction to the craft of songwriting focuses on collaboration and teaches a step-by-step method for writing a professional-quality song. Instruction emphasizes the elements that make up a successful song and the completion of a demo in preparation for a marketable product. You gain an understanding of all aspects of hit songwriting from structure to groove, covering the different approaches for writing rock, pop, alternative, blues, R&B, hip-hop, and country. You practice creating and developing a hook, learn where to place it, how to set it up, and how to exploit it within different types of song structure. Discussion includes a wide variety of guests from the industry, such as A&R/record companies, music supervisors, record producers, and film and television executives.

Summer 2019 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: Burbank
Instructor: Arlene Matza-Jackson
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Fee:
$699.00
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 8, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jun 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Burbank Music Academy
Lecture
Tue Jul 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Burbank Music Academy
Lecture
Tue Jul 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Burbank Music Academy
Lecture
Tue Jul 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Burbank Music Academy
Lecture
Tue Jul 23, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Burbank Music Academy
Lecture
Tue Jul 30, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Burbank Music Academy
Lecture
Tue Aug 6, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Burbank Music Academy
Lecture
Tue Aug 13, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Burbank Music Academy
Lecture
Tue Aug 20, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Burbank Music Academy
Lecture
Tue Aug 27, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Burbank Music Academy
Lecture
Tue Sep 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
Burbank
Burbank Music Academy

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