Taken on its own or as part of our Songwriting & Production Industry Diploma, our two comprehensive songwriting courses comprise an exciting 8-session programme that will transform the way you write, record, produce, perform-and even sell-your music. See more details of our online version at the bottom of this page.
We’re confident that our courses present superb value-why sit through 2 or 3-year degree courses that are padded out with filler material and spend £10,000+ in the process? Or spend further thousands on retreats and bootcamps that offer beautiful scenery and perhaps even genuine camaraderie, but very little in the way of the “hardcore” information that our courses contain? Or, even worse, acquire the knowledge you need in piecemeal fashion from Youtube videos, cheap online tutorials or ineffective weekend courses? Plus, much of the material presented here is simply not available anywhere else, because it is based on our own obsessive research into what makes a great song great!
Allow us to take a guess: many of you will have experienced the painful reality of being turned away by industry gatekeepers, or struggling to build a fanbase. Help is at hand! Have a look at the exciting topics we will be covering in these courses:
Hit Songwriting 101: The 3 Traditional Pillars of Songwriting: Lyrics, Melody & Chords (£499)
Hit Songwriting 201 : The 21st Century 4th Pillar: Song Arrangement & Production (£499)
The main focus of the 201 course is not so much the technical production aspect-we cover this in much greater depth in our other courses-but the emotional side of music. Taking the listener on a journey from beginning to middle to end involves a deep knowledge of all the elements that are under our control as writers, producers and performers. And the first elements that any listener will hear are: the vibe and the sound!
To put it a different way, you may well be proficient in one area (i.e. lyrics, programming, singing), but in today’s music business you really need to understand how the many different facets of modern music creation are brought together and have a good grasp of all the skills involved, even if you don’t do everything yourself and end up collaborating with someone who complements your strengths-which is something we recommend anyway. You might even find a great collaborator during our courses-and afterwards you will be able to “talk shop” in every department. This is so much better than not being able to get your ideas across and then being frustrated after having spent a lot of time (and sometimes a lot of money too) on a production that doesn’t sound like you!
So that’s why we really advocate taking both courses together (the Super Course) for the reduced price of £799. Quite apart from the substantial savings (£199), you will learn a complete, totally integrated system for coming up with beautiful music that moves people. You will appreciate music-including your own-like never before and whether you want to become professional songwriters yourselves one day or simply write your best songs ever, you will find all the secrets revealed in these courses-just bring your own talent and luck!
And yes it’s nice to buy a new guitar or the latest toys for your studio-but how about acquiring a wizard-like superpower that lets you write and produce with flair and confidence? If you’re really serious about your songwriting, then this is what we promise-no less…
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Songwriting Super Course | 11:30am to 6:30pm | £799
E) Winter Intensive: January 19 – 27 with a rest/assignment day on 23 January
F) Easter Intensive: April 20–28 with a rest/assignment day on 24 April
G) Summer Weekend: June 22 & 23, 29 & 30, July 6 & 7, 13 & 14
H) Summer Intensive: August 24 to September 1, with a rest/assignment day on 28 August
2020: Similar schedule
We’re proud to present a brand new online songwriting course by our London-based Head of Songwriting Alex Von Soos. You’ll find everything you need to progress towards becoming a semi-pro or pro songwriter. The lessons follow a martial arts theme to make them more quirky and fun. Have a look at this FREE taster lesson! Full course details will be on the video page. When you feel ready to sign up, make sure you type in our special coupon code GMP 10 at checkout for a cool 10% off!
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