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Songwriting: How to Write a Song

Big Universe Music
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(882)
In this 4-week flex class, students will learn how to craft their very original song! No musical experience necessary. #creative

Class experience

4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Musical Styles and Inspiration Journals
Kick off the course by starting to recognize what musical styles you like. Grab a notebook and start keeping track of your wonderful ideas with your inspiration journal.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Song Form and the Primary Elements of Song
Verses, Choruses, Bridges, Intros and Outros, Melody, Harmony, and Lyrics

 Week 3
Lesson 3
Verses & Choruses and Scales
Writing verses and choruses. Scales— Major and Minor and how to use chords to set the mood in a song

 Week 4
Lesson 4
Finding Your Style and Jingles and "Ear-worms"
What's Your Musical Style and Why Do Some Songs Get Stuck In Your Head?
Students will leave the class with an understanding of harmony, melody, and lyric, as well as being able to recognize song form. 

Students will have created an inspiration journal to keep ideas in, and will begin to have a deeper understanding of their own personal musical style and taste.

Students will be encouraged to continue finding inspiration and writing songs as well as continue with suggested listening of songwriters.
All Big Universe Music teachers have Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs in music from accredited universities, or comparable experience in the music industry. For more information on each teacher, please visit our teacher biographies at www.biguniversemusic.com/teachers
Homework Offered
Students will be asked weekly to complete: - One set of focus questions - One page in their inspiration journal (this assignment will be kept private and not shared with class)
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
If requested by the parent, I will provide an informal assessment of their child's performance.
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
- Students must have a passion for music and interest in songwriting - Students will need a journal, composition notebook, or three-ring folder with loose leaf paper. - Students will need a pencil or pen for the week
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(882)
At Big Universe Music, we deliver out of this world music lessons on voice, guitar, piano, ukulele, songwriting, and music production. 

Our teaching style uses contemporary music to teach the basics and fundamentals of technique and music theory.... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $20 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
Choose your start date
1 year of access to the content

Completed by 36 learners
Ages: 8-13

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