Learn how harmony can help you to articulate the essential meaning of a song, and the best ways to adapt chords and progressions to suit your unique songwriting style and ideas.
Learn to construct strong, expressive melodies that your audiences will remember.
Move your listeners and express yourself more effectively by crafting your songs the way hit writers do.
Generate more and better ideas. Express them in compelling and original ways.
Get the most out of your lyrics by learning how to combine them accurately and effectively with melody.
Make your writing process more efficient and your lyrics more effective. Learn how to find a powerful and effective song title, and discover how to build lyrics, develop the rhythms of your song sections, create contrasting sections and ideas to re-color your chorus based on that title.
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Learn to write for commercial success by reproducing the time-tested characteristics of hit songs while maintaining your own unique voice.
Create great-looking music quickly and easily with the powerful Finale music notation software, and learn techniques to maximize speed, control, and accuracy.
Learn to create lead sheets, choral and instrumental scores, drum maps and guitar notation, and explore many other ways to use Sibelius for your own personal and professional needs.
Create and operate your own publishing company, and learn how to effectively promote and place your songs into income-generating opportunities.
Get the musical foundation you need to take your skills to a higher level. Learn to read, write, really listen…and put theory into practice every day!
Use harmony creatively in your playing and writing. Learn to hear and modify chord progressions, improvise effectively from chord to chord and deepen your understanding of music's inner workings.
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