Songwriting: Learn Pro Standard Writing Techniques Plus Publishing & Marketing Songs

Eve Williams, Music: Information and Inspiration

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53 Lessons (3h 33m)
    • 1. Skillshare songwriting intro

      1:17
    • 2. Songwriting Methods

      3:13
    • 3. Wireframing

      4:54
    • 4. Lyrical Economy

      4:17
    • 5. Show, Don't Tell

      3:54
    • 6. Metaphor

      5:40
    • 7. Intertextual Writing

      3:22
    • 8. The Right Language

      4:23
    • 9. Tension and Release

      3:14
    • 10. Repetition

      3:57
    • 11. Prosody

      6:50
    • 12. Understanding Copyright

      2:53
    • 13. Creating a Melody

      2:28
    • 14. Creating Hooks

      7:11
    • 15. Songforms

      0:24
    • 16. ABAB Form

      3:48
    • 17. AAA Form

      3:33
    • 18. AABA Form

      3:40
    • 19. Postform

      6:48
    • 20. Cowriting

      3:02
    • 21. Cowriting Etiquette

      2:40
    • 22. Cowriting Methods

      1:21
    • 23. Evaluating the Commercial Potential of Your Music

      3:34
    • 24. Bonus: How to Become a Pro Songwriter by People Who Have Done It

      11:26
    • 25. Song from Scratch Challenge

      22:10
    • 26. Rewriting is Key: The Updated Song

      5:00
    • 27. The Final Cut: Studio Recording the Song

      4:52
    • 28. Evaluating Your Music

      3:34
    • 29. Commercial Viability Checklist

      3:33
    • 30. Types of Publisher and Copyright

      5:03
    • 31. Publishing Deals

      2:04
    • 32. Music Licensing

      3:41
    • 33. Finding a Publisher

      3:16
    • 34. Branding

      6:10
    • 35. Social Media

      5:56
    • 36. Facebook

      3:11
    • 37. YouTube

      5:16
    • 38. How to Make a Free Music Video

      3:29
    • 39. Going Live on Facebook or YouTube

      2:28
    • 40. Twitter

      1:59
    • 41. Instagram

      2:17
    • 42. Paying for traffic

      6:39
    • 43. Email Lists

      2:09
    • 44. Musician Websites

      8:20
    • 45. Journos & Bloggers

      3:12
    • 46. Song Gates

      1:10
    • 47. Offline Marketing

      3:27
    • 48. Spotify

      1:01
    • 49. CDbaby

      1:01
    • 50. Bandcamp

      1:13
    • 51. Lifestyle of a pro songwriter

      4:55
    • 52. Music challenge

      3:53
    • 53. Now You've Finished the Course...

      0:44
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About This Class

Do you want to be able to write music that listeners can't get out of their heads?

In this course you will learn methods of songwriting used by top songwriters and publishers across the world. It will help you break out of any limitations in your current ways of writing music. We also study the business side of being a professional songwriter so by the end of the course you can start earning money from your music and build a professional reputation.

Here's a little of my press:

'Eve has established herself as an artist of considerable sophistication, recognised for her powerful toplines and moving lyrics.'

-The Musician Magazine, UK

'Mature songwriting'

- Maverick Country, UK

'Quality stuff'

- Americana UK