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7 week online fast track. 

songwriting and production basics. 

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april 9 - may 21

01.

introduction to songwriting & music production

02.

produce and record with a digital audio workstation (DAW)

03.

improve your lyric writing

04.

get feedback from industry professionals

only $449

What you'll need:

  • a computer with internet connection and a Zoom account

  • (recommended hardware) headphones and a microphone which can connect to your computer or an external audio interface

  • (recommended software) GarageBand (any OS is okay)

The Songwriting and Production Basics program is designed for students who wish to establish fundamental skills in songwriting and music production using a digital audio workstation (DAW). Students who complete this program are equipped with the basic knowledge, skills, and confidence to compose original songs and use a program such as GarageBand or Logic to record and produce them.

Program Purposes:

  • To develop a basic understanding of song structure and methods of composing and developing melodies, basic chord progressions, lyrics, and grooves

  • To establish fundamental music production skills in a digital audio workstation (DAW) such as GarageBand, both recording and editing audio files and programming software instruments using MIDI

  • To prepare students to aurally identify and verbally articulate how course concepts are applied to recorded music at a basic level

  • To equip students with the basic knowledge, skills, and confidence to compose, produce, and present for feedback one original song

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