Songwriting is at the very Heart and Soul of every musical genre. We have seen in our lifetime how songs can affect our many moods, bring people together, make them smile, cry, laugh, reflect, think heavy or simply dance around the room. In this songwriting course at the ELECTRIC MOON we will first and foremost encourage students to find their own voice and imagination through the exploration of melody and lyric in song. Students will learn about timing, phrasing, song structure, storytelling and basic creative writing and poetry. As our students progress in their songwriting skills they will learn more sophisticated ways of writing in our advanced programs. Each student will work with our experienced and knowledgeable songwriting instructors and write a few songs in collaboration by the end of classes. Online, In Home and Group lessons are available for all ELECTRIC MOON classes.
Here at the ELECTRIC MOON we realize that all students will be different, each will be interested in different genres, and all will learn at a different pace. We also understand that all instructors will have their own unique and creative way of teaching and inspiring the student. We encourage that! What we have included here is just a basic agenda, and areas we think should be reached. All of this is flexible and can be interchanged according to the students needs and interests. We want to encourage and inspire future leaders and give them the musical tools to change the World in their own way. That is at the heartbeat of the ELECTRIC MOON.
*1st 10-20 minutes in each lesson is used to get to know the student and go over what was taught in previous lessons, and how practice went.
*Next go over the new lesson plan and determine what will be practiced for the next lesson.
*Last 20 minutes discuss how these music lessons can be applied to everyday life and watch live performances of Artists that have influenced both the instructor and student to help inspire and encourage practice and future lessons. It is very important to the ELECTRIC MOON that everything that is learned in the lessons is applied to creating something new and unique that interests both the student and instructor. It is very important to the ELECTRIC MOON and the basis of our foundation that diversity is always front and center. We believe that just like in any profession, research and study should hold great importance to a well rounded musician. We want our students to be well rounded and all instructors are encouraged to include all forms of music, soul, blues, country, hip hop, jazz, metal, rock and roll, world music and beyond into their lesson plans.
SET GOALS TO ACHIEVE. DIVERSITY. REWARDS.
*Beginner knowledge of an instrument is encouraged but not a necessity.
*Assess the level of knowledge the student has in the region of songwriter and if they play any instrument.
*Discuss some of the greatest songwriters, and what songwriters have influenced both the student and instructor.
*Discuss why a particular song is liked.
*Introduction to poetry.
*Basic song structure and arrangement.
*The difference between a verse, chorus and bridge.
*The importance of Storytelling in songwriting.
*The importance of the hook and delivery.
*Explore the differences in songwriting in different genres from Hip Hop to Jazz.
*Discuss the importance of finding one’s own voice and unique approach to songwriting.
*Begin working collaborating on songs with student and instructor.
*Assess students current knowledge of songwriter to dictate what will be covered.
*The importance of melody.
*Working with chords and phrasing.
*Continue to research and study some of the greatest songwriter.
*Discover their tricks and patterns.
*Different brainstorming techniques.
*Basic music theory.
*Explore harmony and how to create harmonies with others.
*Master songs that the student was interested in learning.
*Collaborate and use the skills learned in previous courses to write 4 or 5 songs by the end of classes. Ready to record?