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Songwriting: Writing, Arranging, and Producing Music Specialization

Write, Arrange, and Produce Your Original Songs. Apply the tools and techniques of songwriting to bring your musical ideas to life.
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.

Applied Learning Project
Throughout this specialization, you will engage in various activities to help you make thoughtful decisions about your music. From using effective rhyming schemes to constructing evocative melodies and harmonies, you will refine your musical ideas into a polished song demo.

Course Information

Estimated Time: Approximately 4 months to complete Suggested pace of 3 hours/week

Difficulty: Beginner

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Course Information

Estimated Time: Approximately 4 months to complete Suggested pace of 3 hours/week

Difficulty: Beginner