Songwriting: Writing Arranging and Producing Music Specialization

This specialization will provide aspiring and established songwriters with the strategies and practices to develop hit songs. The award-winning Berklee Songwriting Faculty have selected four comprehensive courses, each one devoted to a different song element, to help you get the most out of your musical ideas. Starting with the lyrics and music, you will learn how to generate thought-provoking ways to express the emotions you wish to portray. From there, you will develop your song into a balanced musical arrangement with complete accompaniment. The final project will take you through the process of producing your own demos using Ableton Live, one of the most exciting digital audio workstations (DAW) on the market today.
- Generate lyrics that effectively convey the emotions you want to express
- Create melodies and accompaniment that support your lyrics
- Develop balanced arrangements for live and recorded performances
- Produce song demos using a DAW

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Songwriting: Writing the Music (Coursera)

If your notebook is full of unused lyrics and you’re struggling to find inspiration for the music, this course is for you. Whether you are an experienced songwriter looking for new ideas or a beginning songwriter learning to read music, this course will lead you to a rich source [...]

Arranging for Songwriters (Coursera)

You've created a song. You wrote the lyrics, decided on the melody, and maybe even recorded a simple demo. Now what? If you have a basic knowledge of how to use a digital audio workstation (DAW) and are passionate about being a songwriter, this course will help you take [...]

Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics (Coursera)

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