Hit Songwriting Course

Hit Songwriting Course

Sorry, no posts matched your criteria.

Hit Songwriting Course | Miami

Why is it that you can create songs that sound good to you, but industry still feel that they aren’t hits? Have you done your homework with regard to reading theory and watching hit-making tutorials on YouTube and it makes no difference? Panic not! This top-line songwriting course is going to show you what you need to know – where other sources are either unable or unwilling to do so. The concepts we share are designed to draw the hit songwriter out of you! Our Miami-based hit songwriting course can show you how to write hits – either for yourself or for today’s current artists.

101

Creating Top Line

  • How to put together powerful melodies and strong lyric ideas for tracks.
  • Understanding harmonic and melodic phrasing and movement.

Outstanding Lyric Writing

  • How to extract maximum impact for your lyrics by making them more emotive and detailed.
  • Creating relatable lyrics for today’s sounds, with an emphasis on interesting concepts. How to intensify and spin common topics – and conventional lyrical concepts that always work.

Understanding Melody and Harmony

  • Understanding music theory to help construct melodies.
  • Using melodic patterns in broad appeal pop music.
  • Understanding intervals in harmonic and melodic composition.
  • Which came first – lyric or melody?
  • Creative exercises specifically designed to extract your own brand of creativity while building confidence.

201

The Business Perspective

  • Analysis of current and historic billboard hits to uncover patterns in writing, arranging and construction.
  • Exploration of publishing, song pitching and the role of PR.
  • Pitching songs to artists on the latest ‘looking lists’.
  • How to interpret songwriting briefs, and understanding the demographic you’re writing for.
  • Tips and tricks and the politics of being a songwriter.
  • Analysis of examples created at different camps.
  • Analysis of what’s successful.
  • Understanding royalties, splits, publishing deals and so on.
  • Brand and marketing yourself and your music employing social media.
  • Co-writing etiquette.

Studio collaboration opportunity – the chance to compose a top-line for a project that may get pitched to an artist.

Our Instructors!

If you miss a session and you’d like to catch it up, or you’d just like to come back and repeat some or all of your course, you can do free of charge on the cycle of your choice as long as we can fit you in!

To be in the loop when we release more dates, sign up to our newsletter towards the top right of this page. We don’t send many, you can easily unsubscribe, and we never share our data with anyone, ever.

Check out the student feedback from our longer Songwriting & Production 360° Academy Program ↓

Stay Connected

We will not share your information


    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

    From the Blog

    • 5 Useful Tips on How to Write Beautiful Song Melodies

      Melodies make an integral part of music composition. They are one of the prime reasons why some songs etch in our hearts forever and ever. However, arranging the notes to make a meaningful tune is not a very easy job for many. ...

    • Skills Every Musician Should Know

      Whether you’re a budding producer, DJ or a brand new indie artist -- most of the time the focus is purely on the music, and that’s about it. However, soon enough, you’ll realize that there’s much more involved in just putting on music. ...

    • Songwriting Guide For Beginners

      It is absolutely okay if you’re not Johnny Cash or David Bowie, you can still write a song for that guitar tune in your head or vice versa. Songwriting is a skill indeed, however, with enough practice and right use of your imagination you can master this skill and begin writing masterpieces in no time.  Now the techniques may help you regardless of the genre you’re writing in, what you write about and the feels you put in your song largely depends on you....

    • Songwriting: How to Write Better Lyrics

      A great (or at least, better!) lyric has something to say and knows how to say it. The subject matter is irrelevant if you get this critical step right. Run your ideas past trusted ears....

    • Steps to Successful Songwriting

      I hope everyone would agree with me that there is a difference between a songwriter and a successful songwriter. Not every songwriter kisses success. It’s not easy! While the songwriting is purely a creative process, it involves the mindset, as well as the habits of the songwriter. If you want to attain success as a songwriter, you must allow yourself to obtain what you need with your career. Now, look at few things that are important in order to attain success as a songwriter....

    • The Art of Soulful Songwriting

      Most people can tell right away when an artist is writing from the heart. Soulful songwriting is perhaps the very essence of quality music and unfortunately there just isn’t enough of it. The truth of the matter is that there is no single way to write pure music but there are some tips that can help get you started in the right direction. If you want to write from the heart and compose music that will give your audience a look into your soul here are a few tips that you can use to get it done....