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January Songwriting Beginners 2 | 10 Week Course

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LCCM London

140 - 141 Newport Street

London

SE11 6AQ

United Kingdom

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This is a 10 week course consisting of 10 x 2 hour classes, starting Wednesday 17th January. The minimum age for this class is 16.

Our Songwriting course for beginners will introduce you to the process of writing and arranging songs from the elaboration of lyrics to the building of a produced demo. You will learn songwriting techniques and approaches that will help you write songs for yourself, a band or other artists whilst exploring the different genres and styles of contemporary popular music. You will also learn to collaborate, explore your artistic freedom and understand the commercial constraints of the music industry.


The Beginners 2 course is a direct follow up of the Songwriting Beginners 1 course. It is built on the skills and knowledge learnt in the previous class. You will continue to explore the art of lyrics and melody writing and how to combine them, as well as discovering new ways of improving your chord progressions. This course is also made to expand your creativity, you will be encouraged to share your own material and musical ideas in the lessons in order to develop them through workshops and writing sessions. Throughout the course, you will further discover tools in arranging and production. The Beginners 2 class relies on less lectures and more interactive workshops than Beginners 1, allowing you to utilise the tools learnt in the previous class in your own projects.

At the end of the 10 weeks of the Beginners 2 course, you will have the necessary tools to move your songwriting skills to a more professional level, whether you want to enrol in an undergraduate course or start your own music project, as a solo artist, partner with other artists or start a band.


Our Songwriting course can be taken in addition to our other evening courses such as composition, music theory or computer music. You can also take it to prepare for our undergraduate course in songwriting.



Curriculum

  • Structure in lyrics - verse development

  • Meter - study of stresses in lyrics and melody

  • Writing a melody from given lyrics - from a poem to a song

  • Writing lyrics to a given melody - from a instrumental piece to a song

  • Study of relation between harmony and bass - building bass lines moving with the chords

  • More analysis of popular genres – lyrics, melody, harmony, arrangement and production

  • Writing a song in a style of a popular artist

  • Writing a song from a rhythmic pattern

  • Writing a song from a different art form

  • Collaboration with other students

  • Further practice with music software (Logic Pro X)



Entry Requirements

It is highly recommended to have done the Beginners 1 course first. If you feel confident in your songwriting or have previous music education, please send us the appropriate material so we can evaluate if you can jump straight to the Beginners 2 (demos, Soundcloud links, etc.).

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LCCM London

140 - 141 Newport Street

London

SE11 6AQ

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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