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Learn how to Write Hit Songs with a Guitar!

[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Certificate Course[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title="Certificate Programme" style="rounded" color="mulled_wine" size="md" link="||target:%20_blank" align="inline"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Unmarked Course[/vc_column_text][vc_button2 title="Unmarked Programme" style="rounded" color="mulled_wine" size="md" link="||target:%20_blank" align="inline"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]As a guitarist you hold an emotionally powerful instrument in your hands and combined with a deep understanding of how to write hit songs, you can be a master songwriter in any genre.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1427924929021{background-color: #004360 !important;}"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]

This course will:

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  • Show you how to replicate hit-making formulas that the pros use every day to keep at the top of their game.
  • Teach you how to combine powerful lyrics with hard hitting melodies that will take your songs to new emotional heights.
  • Show you how to present your music for other artists in a way that makes your songs exactly what publishing companies are looking for.
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You will learn:

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  • How to build chords and chord patterns to escape the norm and craft killer songs
  • How to add second and third guitar parts which will make your songs into records
  • How adding licks and solos into your songs can make all the difference
  • The basics of instrumental music and how to get yourself a TV writing deal
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Is this course right for me?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]This course is for you if:
  • You play guitar to at least beginner/intermediate level
  • You want to break out of playing the same old chord patterns
  • You want to learn the secret formulas that the small percentage of writers who have hit after hit use to make millions.
  • You want an overview of all aspects of writing – lyrics, structure, melody, music and the theory behind it all
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You either have it or you don't

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Nobody is born with the ability to write hit songs.  Some people are naturally gifted but natural ability has to be nurtured and techniques have to be learned.  Only a very small number of songwriters are writing the top 40 hits each week.  If you want to join them, then you need to study your craft like a language.   Professional songwriters have spent years developing their skill and will continue to do so until they stop writing. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that songwriting is a natural gift that some people possess and some do not.

The music industry falls down without songs and you can learn to compete with the best!

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Do I have enough time to study?

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The course is very flexible.  Each week is set out in clearly defined sections.   You should allocate 3-4 hours a week on the course.  If you are on an unmarked course you don’t even have to allocate this much because you have no submission deadlines. Everyone retains access to the course for a full year after joining so you can come back any time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Money Back GuaranteeWe are so confident that you will love the “Songwriting With Guitar” course, that we offer a full 14 day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the course, then simply tell us before week 3 unlocks and we will refund all of your money, no questions asked.  No risk, Nothing to lose and so much knowledge to gain!  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_tabs interval="0"][vc_tab title="Certificate Programme" tab_id="dcc08a6e-cbff-5"][vc_column_text]In the 8 Week Certificate Programme you will:
  • Have your own personal tutor to guide you through learning
  • Have full access to the course for a year from starting
  • Submit assignments throughout the course for grading
  • Receive an education standard, printed certificate sent to your home on completion
Certificate Course[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title="Unmarked Programme" tab_id="d89913c7-2519-8"][vc_column_text]In the 8 Week Unmarked Programme you will:
  • Have your own personal tutor to guide you through learning
  • Not be required to submit any assignments
  • Learn at your own pace with a full year to access the course materials
  • Have access to the same content as the Certificate Course, but not receive a certificate at the end
Unmarked Course    [/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]The course will teach you about lyric writing, melody, hooks, chord sequences, recording demos (from a playing perspective, only a small, non tested, technical section appears to help you create demos) and will include and incorporate guitar playing skills and styles that will open your eyes to the world of songwriting with a guitar. The course is very hands-on, with lots of handy charts, sheets, exercises and tips while reducing the amount of things to read. The course has been designed to tell you how it is done and to then for you to go do it- as many times as possible and as many times as necessary until it becomes second nature.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Country Music Pop Rock  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]There are aspects of this course that cover music theory, as is inevitable when talking about music. We must therefore assume that you know some theory, such as key signatures but all learning is reinforced in exercises, so if you find yourself confused with any of the topic areas initially, don’t worry because you will have exercises to reinforce your learning and you can always  contact your tutor if you are stuck![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1427925887832{background-color: #004360 !important;}"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]

For this course you will need:

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  1. Access to the internet
  2. A multitrack recording facility (this can be on a smartphone or tablet if required. You will not be judged on sound quality in this course
  3. Pen and paper
  4. A printer (ideally but not essential)
  5. A guitar (we presume you have one if you’re doing this course!)
  So, once again, welcome, and we hope you enjoy the journey you are about to undertake.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1427925951047{background-color: #004360 !important;}"][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]


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  • Introduction to lyric writing
  • Introduction to melody writing
  • Song structure (verse, chorus, bridge etc.)
  • Simple chord sequences and expressing these in various ways
  • A look at famous songs, their sequences and structure
  • Putting it together
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  • The addition of 7, maj7 chords etc.
  • Basic strumming patters and developing ideas
  • Picking patterns (finger and plectrum)
  • Picking vs Strumming- style of song, feel of song etc.
  • Melody and lyrical development
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  • Adding strummed second guitars
  • Adding picked second guitars
  • The different methods used for adding second guitars and making the sound full (what we do in the studio)
  • The important of creating a good demo for artists and managers etc: knowing the range of your target, style, genre, direction etc.
  • Transposition 101
  • Riff building
[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title="Week 4"][vc_column_text]Lead guitar 101:
  • Basic scales and arpeggios
  • Following melody vs lead line (or both)
  • Lead licks (not solos) in various genres
  • Placement of licks and lead lines in songs
Chord inversion:
  • Use of the Capo
  • Half barré chords
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  • More on lyrics
  • Recap
  • Recording project
  • Assessment
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  • Adding solos to songs using various methods
  • Lead guitar techniques
A look at guitar instrumentals
  • Writing for one and two guitars
  • Writing for guitar and other insturments
  • Melody and rhythm parts
  • Writing for TV etc. and writing to briefs
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  • Alternate and open tunings
  • End of course assignment part 1
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  • Final assignment part 2