Master songwriter Jimmy Kachulis has analyzed thousands of hits, identifying the structures and patterns that work best, and why. In this course, he'll share the techniques successful writers use to craft vivid, memorable songs and help you do the same. Whether you're a relative beginner or an experienced songwriter, you'll learn how to brainstorm ideas, overcome writer's block, and express yourself more effectively in words and music. Combining technical principles with pure creative expression, this hands-on course will help you find your voice, sharpen your craft, and create songs listeners will appreciate and remember.
Upon completing this course, you will have learned to:
Create memorable verses, prechoruses, choruses, and bridges
Choose the most effective song form for every song you write
Understand the structures behind the hits
Generate better ideas more easily
Use structures, harmonies, and melodies to support and enhance the emotional intent of your lyric
Craft song sections that connect, contrast, and flow together into a unified whole