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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Arranging for Songwriters by Berklee

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About the Course

You’ve created a song. You wrote the lyrics, decided on the melody, and maybe even recorded a simple demo. Now what? If you have a basic knowledge of how to use a digital audio workstation (DAW) and are passionate about being a songwriter, this course will help you take your song from a simple recording on your phone to a fully arranged song ready for the recording studio. You will be learning from two Berklee College of Music songwriting professors, Bonnie Hayes and Sarah Brindell. They will show you how to arrange original songs in a digital audio workstation. You will learn tools to heighten the emotional response of your listeners and you’ll broaden your understanding of instrumentation and how to add sounds to your song without distracting the listener from the most important aspect: the vocalist....

Top reviews


Oct 12, 2020

This is an excellent course, perfectly planned, motivating and inspiring. The teachers are impressive an there is a lot to learn in this course. I highly recommended. Thanks so much for this course!


Jun 26, 2020

This course provides me to learn more about song arrangements and helping to my ongoing projects.

Thanks Coursera and my Mentors Sarah Brindell and Bonnie Hayes.

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By Pedro C

Apr 23, 2020

Very well organized, from beginning to end.

By George K A J

Jun 13, 2022


By 钢筋锁喉侠

Jan 29, 2020

very useful course!

By Joaquim C

Apr 12, 2020

Great course!

By Mariovilloso B

Apr 14, 2020

Muy bueno!!

By Jhoan S B A

Jan 11, 2020

Good course

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By Abellot a

Apr 30, 2020

No está mal. Muchas gracias

By Gareth H

Sep 7, 2022

the format let's it down with two people talking over a table like a podcast... some useful bits throughout that are game changers for new to music individuals but this could all be edited down imo. However, it was a pleasant course to take and the instructors were great. Just get to the "meaty" bits more quickly

By Benjamin A B J

Aug 31, 2023

the jazz improvisation course was just suddenly gone from my dashboard