Songwriting: Writing Your First Really Good Song

In this 4 week course, learners will hear from a professional film composer, song writer, and session guitarist on how to write a song that musically makes sense, and puts your emotion into words.
Blair Borland
2 total reviews for this teacher
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90 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

Learners will be given small "checkpoint" assignments each week. These may look like one of the following: 

- Write a 4 chord progression in the key of C Minor 
- Take three chords, play them fast in 4/4, then play them slow in 6/8. Which one did you like better and why? (Explain in class, or write a couple sentences) 
- Write some lyrics using metaphor. Make the subject about something deeply personal to you, but hide the obvious meaning within your chosen metaphor. 
My Expertise
- Composer for Film and Television, including "Apex Legends" a video game with 80+ Million Worldwide Players 
- Masters in Scoring for Film, TV, and Video Games from Berklee College of Music 
- Guitar Session Player for Apex Legends, Watchdogs Legion, Mortal Kombat 11, and the SYFY Channel's 12 Monkeys
- Conducted the London Symphony Orchestra ("The LSO") 
Learners will be casually assessed in class. If parents/learners desire a more structured assessment, one can be worked out. 
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Blair Borland
Lives in the United States
Professional Composer and Guitarist for Film, TV & Video Games (Apex Legends, Watchdogs Legion)
2 total reviews
11 completed classes

About Me

Do you have a learner with a curious mind, an insatiable love for film or video games, or aspirations to be the next Hans Zimmer, but no idea what to do with them? Enroll them in classes from someone with a high level of musical education, who's... 
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