About this Specialization

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This specialization will provide aspiring and established songwriters with the strategies and practices to develop hit songs. The award-winning Berklee Songwriting Faculty have selected four comprehensive courses, each one devoted to a different song element, to help you get the most out of your musical ideas. Starting with the lyrics and music, you will learn how to generate thought-provoking ways to express the emotions you wish to portray. From there, you will develop your song into a balanced musical arrangement with complete accompaniment. The final project will take you through the process of producing your own demos using Ableton Live, one of the most exciting digital audio workstations (DAW) on the market today.
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English
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100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 4 months to complete
Suggested pace of 3 hours/week
English

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics

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729 ratings
242 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Songwriting: Writing the Music

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13 ratings
3 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Arranging for Songwriters

4.4
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54 ratings
25 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Introduction to Ableton Live

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1,053 ratings
330 reviews

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Berklee College of Music

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