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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 Sarah B

Aug 24, 2020

What an outstanding class. It really opened up my horizon how songwriting works. I can only recommend this class

By Hera M A

Jan 15, 2022

Amazing course!! Everything a beginner needs to start writing, and fun professor. I recommend the book as well.

By Mattia C

Sep 3, 2017

Awesome course, awesome teacher. This was a must for everyone who want to write lyrics. Very well done course.

By Sirinissara W

Nov 3, 2022

good professor. He taught so well and try to explain in the way that we all should see the big picture of it.

By Isadora C D S

Jan 21, 2020

So far a love this!I`m still in the beginning of the second week, but already opened my mind a lot.Thanks

By Julian A

Jul 28, 2019

Very interesting and useful techniques to get you started and develop your own song writing capabilities.

By Rarus

Feb 5, 2021

The best course I've ever done! Really loved. I'm from Brasil and I am really in love with my songs now!

By Dr. K N S

Jun 14, 2020

what a brilliant course .. i love it.. it is obviously little tough but learn so much from this course

By Lorraine W

Nov 16, 2019

Loved this course. I took it as I was having a little bit of writers block and this certainly helped!!!

By Gregg B

Mar 19, 2023

Great combination of theory, experiential learning, and community-based conversation about the course!

By Lucas Z

Dec 8, 2020

Great course, I've really learned important insights on songwritting. Thank you Pat and all your team.

By Evelin N

Sep 15, 2019

Perfect teacher, perfect lessons, perfect everything! Thank you for the experience! I'll never forget!

By Matthew E

Sep 10, 2017

Awesome class! Put names to some of the techniques I've been using for years and added a few new ones.

By Tomás G

Apr 9, 2019

Excelente curso brinda toda la Información necesaria para enriquecer tus habilidades de composición.

By Elio C

Mar 4, 2019

Patt is a passionate instructor. His way of explaining is amazing. I learned so much in this course.

By Anjali S

Jul 20, 2017

A chill journey through the making of a song all in your own time and with lots of creative freedom!

By Cesar A D M

Nov 9, 2021

execelente curso para aprender las bases para escribir letras de canciones , con impacto musical .

By Багдасарова А А

Nov 3, 2017

This course is brilliant... even for those songwriters who's got a lot of experience in this field.

By Caleb H

Jun 27, 2023

This was an excellent course! It really helped be learn the basics required to start songwriting .

By Angelina G

Jun 27, 2021

I wrote my first song!!! AAAAAAA

i didnt think that it is so easy to write the lyrics for your song

By André L P

Sep 14, 2022

It was amazing! Now I know a lot of techniques of composing lyrics, thanks to everyone involved!

By Afroditi P

Jan 9, 2021

I really enjoyed this course. Mr. Pattison is a great teacher. Great information, really helpful.

By Leslie V

May 20, 2017

Fantastic course for any musician, songwriter, writer and poet.

Pat Pattison is a songwriting God!

By Celeste G

Jul 17, 2020

I loved this course. I learned so much practical information that I am sure to use in the future

By Sebastián G

Jul 10, 2020

Great course, I learned a lot about how to create a song the right way. Thank you very much.