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About the Course

There’s a songwriter lurking somewhere inside you, peeking around corners, wondering if it’s safe to come out. Now it is. This course is an invitation to let your inner songwriter step into the sunlight. All it takes is a simple “yes” and you’ll be climbing that windy hill, marveling at the view. If you haven’t written any or many songs, this course will show you an efficient, effective process for tailoring songs to express your ideas and emotions. If you have, you’ll look at your process differently, taking control of aspects of the process you may have not noticed. The course will start by examining the tools available to you, all revolving around the essential concept of prosody. You’ll learn to use your tools to enhance your message—to work compositionally at the same time you’re developing your ideas. You’ll be working both lyrically and musically, though musically it’s not necessary that you either read music or play an instrument. If you play, great, and you’ll be encouraged to play and record your musical responses to the assignments. If you don’t play, the course offers you a number of musical loops to work with. All you’ll have to do is sing your melodies over the loops. Assignments will ask you to post something for peer review—sometimes lyric lines or sections, sometimes melodies, sometimes both. None of it has to be polished. The course is about writing, not performing. Most important, you’ll have a lot of fun....

Top reviews


Feb 12, 2021

This course helped me get over the hump of not being able to write songs. I want to thank Sir Pat for helping me organize my ideas and refine them so that I can tell good stories. Thank you sir!!


Jan 15, 2021

I have been to dozens of workshops and have read dozens of books and have written hundreds of songs. I learned more in this course than in any of the workshops or books. This it top rated stuff!

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By Santina

Nov 4, 2022

Great course! Thank you

By Kaya C

Sep 25, 2021

useful and interesting

By Alvison L H A

Oct 21, 2020

Great material, thanks!

By Chanunchida C

Mar 18, 2017

Maybe start a course ab

By Kevin L

Mar 6, 2021

Great course thank you

By Gabriela M

Dec 15, 2020

great teacher! thanks

By Izzy C

Sep 25, 2021


By David G

Aug 2, 2021

Amazing! A must do!

By John R

Oct 12, 2016

Just what I needed!

By Mustafa S

Sep 27, 2020

I love this Lesson

By Tim F

Mar 12, 2017

Completely awesome

By Alejandro M

Nov 15, 2016

Excellent course!!

By Francisco R Z

Sep 13, 2016

Feeling Inspired!!

By Jeremiah P

May 21, 2019

Pat's a cool cat.

By Sayo A

Oct 16, 2017

Excellent course!

By Víctor A

Feb 21, 2017

Sensei Pattison !

By Mukwato M

May 1, 2023

it has helped me

By Jerry O

Jun 10, 2022

Great foundation

By Katalin A

Jun 11, 2022

Changed my life

By Kaiwalya D V

Aug 18, 2020

it was great.

By Sarah W

Aug 17, 2018

Great Course!

By José I

Oct 19, 2017

The best!!!!

By Brittany A

Mar 30, 2017

so helpful.

By José M C

Jan 10, 2017


By Louis A

Nov 26, 2019

Very Good