Hit Songwriting Course

Hit Songwriting Course

Hit Songwriting Course | Berlin

Have you ever wondered why the songs that you write are good but industry people still tell you they don’t sound like hits? Have you read songwriting books and watched all the tutorials on Youtube without them actually making any real difference? This top-line songwriting course tells you what other sources either don’t know or don’t want to give away – the concepts shared here are designed to finally bring the hit songwriter out in you. If you want to learn how to write hits fit for today’s artists or yourself, there is no better way than our hit songwriting course here in Berlin.

Writing Top Line

• Learning how to craft powerful melodies and lyric ideas for your tracks.
• Understanding harmony and melody movement.

The Business End

• Analyze today's billboard hits and some of the classics to understand the patterns in hit music writing.
• Pitching, Publishing, and PR.
• Pitching your songs to artists on the latest watchlists.
• What do the briefings mean? How to ‘decode’ them and know your audience.
• Tips, tricks and politics for a songwriter.
• Track examples from different camps.
• What works and what gets used.
• Understanding the different types of royalties, publishing deals, splits etc.
• How to brand and market yourself and your music using social media.
• Co-writes.
• Splits.

Great Lyric Writing

• Get the most out of your writing by understanding how to craft more emotive and detailed lyrics.
• What makes a lyric relatable, how to choose interesting concepts in today’s industry. How to twist the common topics and lyrical safe bets that work every time.

Studio Collaboration

• Balancing, introduction to the art of mixing. Group tracks and advanced uses of routing
• Introduction to sound waves, frequency, and amplitude
• The recording patch in detail, introduction to gain structure
• EQ and compression for recording
• Foldback, headphone mixes, and latency
• Digital, analog, sampling rate and bit-rate explained
• Microphones overview and stereo miking techniques
• Recording specific aspects of Ableton
• Compiling audio takes

In-depth Melody and Harmony

• Using music theory for melodies.
• Understanding melody patterns in pop music.
• Harmonic and melodic intervals.
• Different methods to start a top line – melody or lyric first?
• Finding your own style and feet (creative exercises).

Our Testimonials

My songs that were already finished were improved significantly, when I didn't think there was much room to improve. My writing ability and originality also increased. Casey is patient, but also honest, and it's exactly what I needed to get my music to another level. She was always open to hear original songs and give feedback, and was very good with answering questions even if they were asked more than once. If I could take the course myself again I totally would.

Evan Frazer

Learned about song structure theoretically, but also about how to implement it. We saw what a songwriting session looks like, and how to get past obstacles that are common to those types of creative marathons.

Michael Wiener

I would recommend this course to my friends that love music and creating their own songs. I definitely have learnt so much and loved everything about it.

Brianna O'Connor
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36 Hours | In-Person: €1299 + €100 Registration fee + 19% VAT | Online Remote Attendance: €803 + 19% VAT

Payment plans are available on request to make your purchase easier and more manageable. Contact us to discuss financing options or our upcoming planned schedules. One of our placement experts will follow up with information and find a time for an assessment call to get you in to the most suitable program we have for you. When you’re ready to book, please pay using the button below.


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