About this Specialization

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.
Learner Career Outcomes
36%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
17%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
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Beginner Level
Approximately 4 months to complete
Suggested pace of 3 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
36%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
17%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
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

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Songwriting: Writing the Lyrics

4.8
stars
639 ratings
210 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Songwriting: Writing the Music

Course3

Course 3

Arranging for Songwriters

4.4
stars
41 ratings
21 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Introduction to Ableton Live

4.8
stars
1,020 ratings
320 reviews

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Berklee College of Music

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