It’s OK to break the rules of songwriting, but know the structure of a song first so that you can break the rules intelligently. Learn how to write a song in this free music video.
Expert: Athena Reich
Bio: Athena Reich is a professional musician, actress, artist, singer, songwriter and coach for all of the above.
Filmmaker: Paul Muller
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This Beginner Finger-Picking video introduces an easy, useful pattern that professional guitarists and songwriters use frequently. Landslide by Fleetwood Mac is a great example! Here’s a plan: 1) Memorize The Pattern; 2) Play It Slowly, watching your right-hand fingers carefully; 3) Gradually pick up speed while keeping your fingers relaxed (this is important!!) Lastly, judge your progress in terms of weeks, not days. Playing anything well on the guitar requires a LOT of repetition, more than you’d think, more than you’d prefer !! Stick with it! It’s worth it and you can do it !
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In this free songwriting lesson, Berklee College of Music Assistant Professor and Berklee Online instructor Caroline Harvey offers tips for keeping lyrics vague.
FREE LESSONS IN SONGWRITING
Mas marami pa yata ang nakinig dun sa mp3 na “Gary Granada vs GMA
Kapuso” kaysa lahat ng taong bumili ng kanta ko sa buong 30 years ko sa
music industry hehe. Kaya bilang pasasalamat sa inyong suporta, gumawa ako ng
dalawa pang karugtong nun, at para na rin mas liwanagin kung ano ba talaga ang
Learn more about our Creative Writing and Liberal Arts courses at: http://bit.ly/JlY5KC
Caroline is an Assistant Professor in the Liberal Arts department at Berklee College of Music, as well as an online instructor for Berklee Online. An accomplished writer and performer, she was hand-picked by Professor Pat Pattison to teach his newest online courses, Creative Writing: Finding Your Voice and Creative Writing: Poetry.
ChordPulse is a software for songwriting. It is a musical sketch pad for the songwriter to try out musical ideas, a unique tool to explore the musical composition. The program is also great for music practice and improvisations. Just enter your chords or choose a chord progression, select a music style (e.g. pop, rock, jazz, Latin, blues, country, etc.), adjust tempo and let the program do the rest. Pick up your guitar, bass or microphone and play along or sing along with your backing music. This songwriting software includes over 100 music styles to give songwriters endless inspiration. Experiment with chord progressions, music styles, tempos, keys, modulations, arrangements, various songwriting techniques. Download a fully functional free trial from ChordPulse.com and let me know what you think about this songwriting program.