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Songwriting Intensive

Songwriting Intensive

The Songwriting Intensive happens in a short time span (1 day in NYC, or 2 days on Zoom). The course includes a mixture of lectures and exercises. It’s open to writers of any level. Farther down, you can view a syllabus for this course.

A quick dip into the realm of songwriting…

It happens in a darkened club. On a spotlit stage. Or behind the soundproof walls of a studio. A song unleashes its power and who knows where it’ll go? Songs fuel desire, inspire hope, break hearts, rock worlds, unite people, shake booties, turn blahs into blues, and sometimes make us feel as good as James Brown. All in a mere few minutes.

If you dream of taking your music beyond the shower, you’ll want to do it right. Here you’ll learn the time-tested elements of songwriting craft and how to market your work.

Whether you dig pop, rock, hip-hop, R&B, or country, we’ll show you how to write songs that soar.

Intensives are open for writers of any level.

About Songwriting
Songwriting Intensive

The teacher did a great job of balancing the realities of the songwriting business without diminishing the enjoyment of songs.

David Sandler

communication consultant

Notes

Songwriting is composed of music and lyrics. The Intensive explores lyric writing and song construction while also touching on musical concepts.

Upcoming Classes

Check back soon. You'll likely see options when we finish our next schedule.

Syllabus

This course gives an overview of the basics of songwriting craft. Course components:
     Brief lectures
     Writing exercises

Topics:
     Understanding Songs
     The Classic Form
     Contemporary Songwriting Styles
     Lyrics
     Dipping Into Music 
     The Music Biz

Note: Content may vary among individual classes.