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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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, learning 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.

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