The Song Science Series
5 courses that will inspire your next hit song!
Are you a songwriter?
If you are, you know how hard it can be to write (and FINISH) a new song.
Maybe you've tried to write songs, but you suffer from writer's block.
Maybe you've written a lot of songs, but they all sound the same.
Or maybe you just don't know where to start.
This is what The Song Science Series seeks to destroy.
In The Song Science Series, I will teach you how to use chords to write songs like a pro songwriter.
Did you know there are actually certain rules pro songwriters follow (and break)?
I will not just teach you those rules, but actually show you how they work in real hit songs.
We'll breakdown songs by:
Adele, Bob Dylan, Weezer, The Beatles, Justin Bieber, Sam Smith, John Mayer, Leonard Cohen, Jason Mraz, The Temptations, Kanye West, Pat Benatar, Alicia Keys, Madonna, Bette Midler, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, The Chainsmokers, Halsey, Ke$ha, Pitbull, The Plain White T's, Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, Philip Phillips, Queen, Dusty Springfield, Stevie Wonder, The Backstreet Boys, Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Jack Johnson, John Parr, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Miley Cyrus, Bonnie Tyler, Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars, Jimmy Hendrix, Sheryl Crow, Ariana Grande, Lilly Allen, Paramore, Christina Perri, Carole King, Beyonce, Green Day, Katy Perry, The Beach Boys, Regina Spektor, and much, much more!
Not only will you understand songwriting theory much better, but by going through example after example, you'll begin to drop your songwriting muscle memory...
and begin writing new types of songs your fans will love.
The original Song Science Series on Udemy.com, an online course marketplace, has 15,000+ student enrollments with an average 4.7 out of 5 star rating.
The Song Science Series here on musiciansinspired.com includes the "extended editions" of those courses. This means when you sign up today, you'll get the original high-rated, best selling courses with additional never before seen content
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What will be covered in Song Science?
The Song Science Series includes in depth, easy to follow lecturers on theory and real world examples. In addition to lectures, there will also be quizzes to reinforce the concepts.
Here are some topics covered in the courses:
Song Science #1: How Pros Use 6 Chords to Write Hit Songs
- How to read and write in the Roman Numeral system
- How the I, IV, and V chord create a sense of home and closure
- How to create energy / surprise using vi chords
- The most popular pop progression and its minor twin
- The many ways to use the iii and ii chord in popular songwriting
- How melody and chords relate
- Understanding the concept of strong and weak stresses
- The difference between stable and unstable melodies
Song Science #2: The Advanced Songwriting Chord Guide
- The Circle of 5ths windup
- Slash chords
- Pedal Point
- Chord quality morphing
- Secondary dominants
- Diminished passing chords
- Modal interchange
- Neapolitan II and Lydian II
- The minor v chord
- Parallelism with bIII, bVI and bVII
- The Advanced Songwriting Quiz
Song Science #3: How to Build Contemporary Song Forms
- 13 1/2 bar verse? 11 1/2 bar chorus? 13 bar bridge? Why songwriters use odd # of bars
- Harmonic Rhythm
- The two harmonic journeys
- Repetitive Progressions
- Through Composed Progressions
- How the Pre-Chorus works
- How the Post-Chorus and Pop EDM drops work
- Writing the Bridge
- The AAA song form (refrain songs)
- The AABA song form
Song Science #4: Mastering Modulation in Your Songwriting
- What is modulation and modulation distance?
- Parallel key modulation
- Relative key modulation
- Double deception modulation
- Direct modulation
- Pivot chords
- The modulation zones
- Common tone pivot
- Altered pivot chord
- Chromatic median modulation
- Truck driver modulation
- Modulating downward
- The Modulation Quiz
Song Science #5: Breaking Down the #1 Hit Songs
- Analyzing the #1 Hit Songs over 7 years
The Song Science Series was designed for songwriters and aspiring songwriters who want practical advice they can use to start writing new songs.
If you've been stuck for awhile and finally want to start writing new songs, this course will make a difference.
But don't just take my word for it...
"This is a super helpful, well-paced, information-packed, easy-to-follow and implement course. The quick, concise lessons are clear and short enough to convey a single core concept that can then be used immediately in songwriting. Thank you so much for an excellent course!"
- Brett Rhodes, Song Science #1 Student
"I finally learned and understood things I was never able to wrap my head around, when analyzing songs."
- Fabio Trentini, Song Science #2 Student
"Amazing, just amazing is all I can say. This course has already explained and helped me so much in my songwriting ventures. I would 100% recommend this course to any songwriter, both beginner and pro alike. Most people wouldn't even think to add what they are teaching you in these videos."
- Joe Jarvis, Song Science #2 Student
"What the instructor is teaching are concepts that you can't find in any other songwriting course. The methods taught can be implemented right away after watching each video. Being an amateur songwriter with no industry experience, I was able to benefit from these tips and I used it to improve the songs I've already written and my songwriting in general. Take this course if you want to make your song structures interesting and have each song section distinctly different from one another."
- Ahmad Arangale, Song Science #3 Student
"Another brilliant songwriting course from (Musicians Inspired). There's lots of information here to help you make informed decisions in your songwriting, all delivered clearly. This makes understanding these useful concepts easy so you can start putting them into practice right away. Highly recommended to any songwriter that wants to be more in control of what they can create."
- Marcus Thompson, Song Science #3 Student
"Glad I took this course. A lot of examples from all kind of artists. I understand the process of modulation a whole lot better. Good course."
- Wil Wouters, Song Science #4 Student
"A great course on modulation and changing key smoothly. Not only because there are not many courses about that topic, but also because it is very clearly explained, despite dealing with complex music theory concept."
- Alain Rameau, Song Science #4 Student
Hi I'm Rob!
A full-time musician and teacher in New York City and Los Angeles. I'm passionate about music and education.
I'm a former music instructor with a Fender Grant winning non-profit. I also teach privately. My students have ranged from signed recording artists and songwriters to working professionals who just love music.
I'm also a best selling online instructor with 50,000+ students from 170+ countries around the world. Many of my courses have been featured by Udemy in the Top Courses Category.
I love teaching and I'd be honored to be your teacher.
Here's to your journey!