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There’s a songwriter lurking somewhere inside you, peeking around corners, wondering if it’s safe to come out. Now it is. This course is an invitation to let your inner songwriter step into the sunlight. All it takes is a simple “yes” and you’ll be climbing that windy hill, marveling at the view. If you haven’t written any or many songs, this course will show you an efficient, effective process for tailoring songs to express your ideas and emotions. If you have, you’ll look at your process differently, taking control of aspects of the process you may have not noticed. The course will start by examining the tools available to you, all revolving around the essential concept of prosody. You’ll learn to use your tools to enhance your message—to work compositionally at the same time you’re developing your ideas. You’ll be working both lyrically and musically, though musically it’s not necessary that you either read music or play an instrument. If you play, great, and you’ll be encouraged to play and record your musical responses to the assignments. If you don’t play, the course offers you a number of musical loops to work with. All you’ll have to do is sing your melodies over the loops. Assignments will ask you to post something for peer review—sometimes lyric lines or sections, sometimes melodies, sometimes both. None of it has to be polished. The course is about writing, not performing. Most important, you’ll have a lot of fun....
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Approx. 34 hours to complete

Sugerido: 7 weeks of study, 3-6 hours/week...
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cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Calendar

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

Clock

Approx. 34 hours to complete

Sugerido: 7 weeks of study, 3-6 hours/week...
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English

Legendas: English...

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1
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1 hora para concluir

Welcome to Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics

Welcome to the course! Here we will cover all the details about the course and what you'll need to know to get the most out of your experience....
Reading
5 leituras, 1 teste
Reading5 leituras
A Note From Pat10min
A Note From Your Teaching Assistant10min
Connect with Your Classmates10min
Course Resources10min
Earn A Course Certificate10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
What Are Your Goals?8min
Clock
3 horas para concluir

The Journey of the Song

By the end of this lesson, you will see how to develop your song idea so it creates an interesting journey from start to finish. You’ll understand your options developing the point of view of your song and will be introduced to the songwriter’s six best friends....
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 34 min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
Video4 videos
Boxes: Your Development Engine11min
Six Best Friends7min
Song Form6min
Reading2 leituras
Lesson 1 Suggested Reading10min
Lesson 1 Song List10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Point of View and The Development Engine28min
Week
2
Clock
4 horas para concluir

Stopping and Going

By the end of this lesson, you will understand the concept of prosody as it relates to the number of lines/musical phrases in a section and to line lengths/musical phrases. You’ll create both stable and unstable line/musical groupings, using an odd or even number of lines and musical phrases. Using these tools, you’ll write a verse and chorus....
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 45 min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
Video6 videos
Practice: Stable or Unstable?2min
Five Compositional Elements1min
Effects of Number of Lines8min
Length of Lines9min
Effects of Length of Lines14min
Reading2 leituras
Lesson 2 Suggested Reading10min
Lesson 2 Song List10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Stopping and Going30min
Week
3
Clock
4 horas para concluir

Sonic GPS—Mapping Your Song with Rhyme

By the end of this lesson, you will understand the relationship of rhyme schemes to prosody. You’ll create both stable and unstable sections, using various rhyme schemes to show your ear the way to go home. Using these tools, you’ll write a new verse and chorus....
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 80 min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
Video8 videos
Rhyme Scheme, Part 214min
Perfect Rhyme6min
Family Rhyme18min
Finding Family Rhymes2min
Additive and Subtractive Rhyme10min
Assonance Rhyme5min
Consonance Rhyme12min
Reading2 leituras
Lesson 3 Suggested Reading10min
Lesson 3 Song List10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Sonic GPS—Mapping Your Song with Rhyme30min
Week
4
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4 horas para concluir

Making It Move

By the end of this lesson, you will understand language rhythms—the difference between stressed and unstressed syllables and how to put rhythm in your lines, preparing them to join into the dance with musical rhythm. Using these tools, you’ll put last week’s verse and chorus to music....
Reading
8 vídeos (Total de 63 min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
Video8 videos
One-Syllable Words9min
Stressed vs. Unstressed Syllables9min
Rhythm13min
Master Class: Melodic Rhythm and Lyric Rhythm, Part 14min
Master Class: Melodic Rhythm and Lyric Rhythm, Part 24min
Master Class: Melodic Rhythm and Lyric Rhythm, Part 34min
Master Class: Melodic Rhythm and Lyric Rhythm, Part 46min
Reading1 leituras
Lesson 4 Suggested Reading10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Making It Move30min

Instrutores

Pat Pattison

Professor

Sobre Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. Berklee serves distance learners worldwide through its award-winning online extension school, Berklee Online....

Perguntas Frequentes – FAQ

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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