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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In-Person
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 2022 Schedule

Date & Time
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM PT
Available
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Instructor: Jameel Roberts
386670
Fee:
$699.00
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Location: UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
ENROLL BY: Jun 22, 2022
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Notes

Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 05, 2022
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
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Wed Jun 22, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
Lecture
Wed Jun 29, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
Lecture
Wed Jul 6, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
Lecture
Wed Jul 13, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
Lecture
Wed Jul 20, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
Lecture
Wed Jul 27, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
Lecture
Wed Aug 3, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
Lecture
Wed Aug 10, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
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Wed Aug 17, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
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Wed Aug 24, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203
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Wed Aug 31, 2022
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 203

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