4.72 (215 reviews)
☑ New to songwriting? This will be the only course you will ever need!
☑ Songwriting, song structures, ideas and themes, inspired lyric writing, powerful melody construction, memorable chord progressions, writing songs
☑ Have You Writing Well Crafted Songs in the Shortest Amount of Time While Having the Most Fun
☑ Learn insider industry tips and secrets that usually take decades to learn.
☑ All the information I wish I had when I started my career as a professional songwriter.
☑ Tips on how to break into the music industry, resources for songwriters and music business essentials
☑ Ways to make money as a songwriter
☑ How to create and execute a plan to further your artistry based on your personal goals
This course will teach you the crafting tools and practices used in professional songwriting for creating great song ideas, writing common themes, understanding song structure, basic hit chord progressions, and crafting elevated lyrics and melody. We'll dive into core music business topics for songwriters such as collaborating, breaking into the industry, resources for networking and how songwriters make money.
What will you receive inside this course?
*Over 70 video songwriting lessons
*PDF attached exercises for every section to continued practice and growth
*Insider resources and recommendations for networking in the music industry
*Over 3 and a half hours of video
*The course is organized in an easy step-by-step layout
*Available on a PC or MAC and there is an iPad, iPhone and Android app ready to go.
*Taught by a songwriter with over 20 years of professional industry experience, hit song commercial success and critical acclaim.
*Most teachers teaching songwriting don't have the combination of teaching at the university level, professor level mentoring of younger songwriters and is still currently having commercial songwriting success.
*30 day money back guarantee
Not only do I have a passion for writing songs, but I'm also passionate about helping others get to their songwriting goals in the most time-efficient and powerful way possible. These are all the things I wish someone would have explained to me when I was starting out as a songwriter that would have saved me years and helped level up my writing immediately.
I have also attached resources and exercises throughout the program to further your ease in comprehension and development. Because songwriter is not a one-size-fits-all craft, you will have questions and I will be with you every step of the way. I am literally just an email away as I check messages daily and am dedicated to your success.
Thank you for taking the time to check my course out. AMAZING things await for you within this course. I cannot wait to see you inside!
Who Am I?
What You Will Learn About Songwriting
What is Your Story?
Intro to Song Ideas
Where Song Ideas Come From
Writing Great Song Ideas
Keeping a Song Idea Book
Writing What You know
Helping Artists Execute Their Vision
Exercises for Song Ideas
Exercise for Developing Song Themes
Parts of a Song and Song Structure
Song Structure Intro
Parts of a Song- Part 1
Parts of a Song- Part 2
Common Song Structures
Irving Berlin's Songwriter Checklist
Exercises for Song Structure
Intro to Chord Progressions
The Most Popular Chord Progressions
Other Magic Songwriting Chords
Exercises for Chord Progressions
Intro to Lyrics
Crafting Tools- One Idea, One Emotion
Outline Your Song Lyric
Organize Song Sections
Be Efficient With Words
Opening Line Showstoppers
Show Me, Don't Tell Me
Show Me, Don't Tell Me Con't
Supporting Your Lyrical Hook
Elevated 2nd Verse
Tone & Tense
Rhymes- Part 1
Rhymes- Part 2
Common Rhyme Schemes
My Lyric Tips
Rewriting and Editing Lyrics
Resources for Songwriting
Exercises for Lyrics
Intro to Melody
Use Melody to Communicate Emotion
Melody Lines & Sections
Classic Melody Patterns
Expect the Unexpected
Modulations or Key Changes
Tension & Release
BPM and Time Signature
Re-writing and Editing Melody
Work Tape vs Demo and Copyrighting
Hit Song Dissection Exercise
Intro to Music Business
When to Co-Write/Collaborate
Breaking Into the Music Industry
Resources for Networking
How I Did It and the Advice I Received
Explanation of Co-Writing and Stories Behind the Songs
What to Expect in a First Songwriter Deal
How a Songwriter Makes Money - Intro to Royalties
Mechanical Royalties and DDMR
Works for Hire
Mind Map Exercise
Very informative and motivational so far. I've been waiting for a course with the step by step guidance to push me in the right direction.
Lots of great information and not just about songwriting. The instructor incudes great resources and ideas for the music industry as well as music business primers as well.
Melissa does such an awesome job of opening your mind to the world of songwriting and does a fantastic job placing you in the driver seat. She not only gives you the knowledge but she provides exercises to help you better understand the task she is talking about.
at first... yeah...ok.. but as the class progressed she helped me to become stronger in my weaknesses Like a good book, I will keep this one on my self for future songwriting reference.
I'm only to lesson 11 and find this very boring and really haven't learned anything more than I can find on YouTube. I've been spammed with emails from her husband for guitar lessons when I don't need them. I'll finish the course, but I've blocked all notification and announcements. I blocked her husband on YouTube about a year ago. He is very arrogant and condescending. Oh, and the gift to you after lesson 11 is only a CHANCE to be selected for a one on one. You have to leave a rating, submit email, cross your fingers if you really want to obtain a FREE GIFT. Pretty disappointed so far. Hope it gets better.
I liked the whiteboard sessions, personal anecdotes (e.g. 'A Man Walks Into a Bar'), and the monetary explanations. I thought the melody writing was light: I was surprised there was no sheet music examples and that there was no specific examples of writing to the backing track exercise. It would have been cool to see Melissa critique a student's effort, or to see her do the exercise. To use a travel analogy, this felt (at times) like visiting a tourist resort, versus staying with the locals. Though, for sure, the instructor is super-legit: this course is good, but could have been more.
This was a very informative course and well executed. I am a song writer and have taken many courses on it and I like getting different perspectives from other writers to brush up on my own skills and Erich did not disappoint. She gave me a whole new view on how to go about writing my songs and take my song writing to another level and once again my creative juices started flowing. And unlike many other instructors she goes into detail the ins and outs of the business aspect if you're interested in getting into the business. I really enjoyed this course and am going to go through it again because this course is packed with so much information. Thank you Erich for all of your incites. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot.
Sometimes the instructor knows their subject so well that they may assume that the student has the same understanding. I think this was the case here. I enjoyed the course because Ms. Pierce was personable and likeable, but wished the musical part of writing could have been addressed more. But maybe like all good teachers, she didn't just give us the answer but sent us on the way to find the answer ourselves. Thank you, Melissa, for sharing!!!
I like the explianations but would like some practical work by this stage. Altogether a very informative start.
Very informative, easy to listen to and inspirational. I love how Melissa gives many examples from her own experience and often relates about specific situations when explaining something.
The course is a good explanation for anyone who wants to improve their songwriting skills or wants to understand the basics of song writing
I really like the focus that this course brings to song writing and the practical tuition in making it happen. As a lifelong music lover, musician and producer, lyric writing for me is the last bastion.
the explanations are very easy to understand for someone who doesnt have a strong music background. Do the practices if you want to get the most out of it!
I thought the course was an excellent overview of everything related to songwriting. Some sections may be considered brief but they deserve multiple re-listens as the information is carefully crafted. The information here is great for all levels of developing songwriter. Thank you for the course Melissa & Co.
She has had a lot of success in song writing and give very useful hands on exercises to get the juices flowing. It feels like she sincerely wants to help us grow as song writers.