Sign up now at ‘How to Write Your First Song’ is a free online course by the University of Sheffield available on FutureLearn.com
Ever wanted to write a song, but not known how? This free online course will give you the practical and theoretical understanding you need to create a finished song of your own.
Over six weeks, we’ll be exploring the basic musical concepts that underpin successful songs. From the fundamental elements of melody, rhythm, harmony, metre and key, to the relationship between words and music.
We’ll uncover the tools and techniques that songwriters use to create effective melodies and discover how chords combine to give shape and structure to your songs. We’ll also learn how giving your song a musical form or structure can help to make it captivating and memorable.
As well as experts in music and psychology at the University of Sheffield, we’ll be talking to established musicians to find out what makes their songs successful.
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