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Learn how to write a song with our music and singing short courses in Sydney.

Have you ever wanted to write a song? Have you ever considered the process of writing a song? Songwriting is an amazing and very rewarding craft. It allows you to let your imagination run wild.

The feeling that you get when you perform a song that you’ve written yourself, to an audience, is truly exhilarating and inspiring. However, in order to write a song, you need to have a grasp of important songwriting elements such as how to make use of the songwriting tools, how to focus on lyrics, melody, harmony and structure while receiving constructive feedback on the songs you are writing.

By the end of this songwriting beginners course, you will have composed at least one song.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this songwriting course, you should be able to:

  • compose songs utilising appropriate lyric, melody and harmony writing techniques
  • utilise a variety of song structures
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of copyright and royalties
  • gain an understanding of songwriting components
  • have a sound knowledge of the components of musical form
  • gain knowledge of the history of songwriting
  • gain an insight into the music industry
  • have an understanding of the well–being of musicians.

Who is this songwriting course for?

No need to know how to read music or play an instrument to complete this course.
Open to all genres of contemporary music, beginners and experienced songwriters.

What to bring to class

  • Pen and notebook.
  • If you do play a portable instrument (eg. guitar) please bring it along.

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Songwriting Course for Beginners

<p>Learn how to write a song with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/music">music and singing short courses</a> in Sydney.</p>

<p>Have you ever wanted to write a song?

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The top three (of many) positive things about the song writing course were: # It worked well on Zoom which enabled me, as a Victorian resident, to attend # The credibility and knowledge of the presenter, Keith Armitage, resulting in a large and practical take-away # The friendly, supportive atmosphere from Keith and my fellow students made each lesson enjoyable

  • said: Keith is a really knowledgeable tutor and great at coaching you to stretch yourself. He explains a wide range of song techniques and styles. Very enjoyable.

  • said: Tutor very knowledgable

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