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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 spirit t

Nov 18, 2022

Very detailed. I learnt a great deal.

By 朱思伟

Mar 19, 2017

join us to learn from the beginning!

By Arthur B

Nov 26, 2023

Very good course, I learned a lot.

By Joshua A

Jun 20, 2019

This is amazing. Thank you Berklee

By reza z

Mar 18, 2021

amazing teacher. amazing course !

By Francis C

Oct 25, 2020

Very helpful course! Keep it up!

By Mikael R

Sep 7, 2017

Best songwriting experience ever

By Alain M

Oct 22, 2021

Very good techniques and hints.

By Kenneth W

Aug 30, 2021

Very practical and Informative.

By noel l

Dec 2, 2020

i learn a lot from this course

By Danny R C

May 18, 2023


a life changing

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By Adam T

Feb 10, 2021

I got a lot from this course.

By Ernesto P

Aug 17, 2018

Impressive. Excellent course.

By Lorand K

Jul 7, 2017

amazing course learning allot

By indy

Dec 31, 2022

thank you for this experiece

By Brae C

Nov 21, 2022

You need to take this class!

By Iliaz G K

Mar 2, 2019

Me parece bien estructurado.

By Gustavo C A

Apr 21, 2018

Great course, very thorough.

By Ben N

Jun 20, 2018

Fantastic course! Loved it!

By Kevin T

Jan 21, 2017

Pat Pattison for President.

By Kamil K

Jul 8, 2020

Awesome, freaking awesome!

By Owen H

Jun 10, 2018

Very enjoyable and useful.

By Felix M

Feb 28, 2021

The teacher is excellent.

By Mouhab H

Apr 15, 2024

Amazing and mind opening