This lesson is recommended for those who are already familiar with basic music theory. You should know about basic chords, key signatures, and how to read the treble clef and bass clef.
Check out my music theory playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypKra...
The most important aspects of this lesson are understanding whether to use major (happy) or minor (sad) chords. The different options of how to turn chords into a bass clef part are also covered. Melodic concepts are also reviewed including the use of chord tones as well as altering a melody to change its sound.
Take a peek into my songwriting/recording process. This is my version of "how to write a song" Ah. There's not really a specific process, it just kind of happens. It can happen in so many different ways. I hope this inspires you to write a tune! Would love to hear what you all have written! This was a little scary...but very rewarding. Please let me know if you would like more videos like these. I enjoyed putting this together.
Write a Broadway song for a musical by expressing either an emotion or an action that will move the plot forward for different characters. Consider the chorus and verses of a Broadway musical song using advice from a professional musician and actress in this free video on songwriting.
Placing that perfect lyrical idea into a melody without it sounding unnatural is a common obstacle to many songwriters. An unfortunate setting of a word or phrase can sink the emotion of the song, calling your listener's attention away from WHAT you are saying to HOW you are saying it. Writing Lyrics to Music analyzes a variety of song forms to instruct you on key lyrical and melodic components: stressed and unstressed beats, rhyme positions, melodic sections, and tone. You'll work through different musical feels and time signatures, and discover how the natural shapes of the words follow the shape of the melody, ultimately creating a much more expressive composition. This is a "can't miss" course - it's bound to take your writing to the next level. It will also make you a more valuable co-writer.