SongCraft – The Ultimate Hit Songwriter Program

SongCraft – The Ultimate Hit Songwriter Program

SongCraft | Los Angeles & Live Online

If you dream of producing finished songs, from an initial spark of inspiration to polished, professional recordings, you’ve come to the right place!

Our SongCraft program is designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills to not only write compelling songs but also produce them to a studio-quality standard. Whether you’re a lyricist with a passion for melodies or a producer with a knack for crafting music, this comprehensive program is your pathway to artistic excellence. Work with multi-platinum hit songmakers from the Pop, Urban and EDM world with US Billboard and international chart toppers. You will graduate with songs ready for your own releases or placement with an artist or music catalog.

🎶 Your Inner Songwriter: Crafting Melodies and Lyrics That Resonate

  • Songwriting Foundations: Understanding the art of songwriting, common chord progressions and different songwriting styles for various genres.
  • Lyric Writing: Learn how to craft compelling and evocative lyrics that connect with your audience on a deep emotional level.
  • Melody and Harmony: Explore the art of creating captivating melodies and harmonies that make your songs unforgettable. Take a deep dive into the world of melodic math, analyze hits and hitmakers from the various decades.
  • Song Structure: Dive into the various song structures, such as verse-chorus-bridge, hook-drop, rap verses and many more, to give your songs a sense of progression and intrigue.
  • Music Theory for Songwriters: Discover essential music theory concepts that will empower you to experiment with different musical ideas and elements in your compositions.
  • Inspiration and Creativity: Unleash your creativity with exercises and techniques that help you overcome writer’s block and generate fresh ideas.
  • Feedback and Collaboration: Share your work with fellow songwriters in the class, receive constructive feedback, and explore opportunities for collaboration.

🎛️ Songcraft to Soundcraft: Studio Vocal Recording & Vocal Production for Songwriters

  • Songwriting and Track Production Synergy: Learn how to write appropriate top-lines that compliment your tracks, the art of improvising melodies while on the mic, produce music that complements all elements thereby enhancing the emotional impact of your masterpiece.
  • Studio Life: Understand recording studio etiquette and best practices for capturing your or another artist’s best performances.
  • Setup Fundamentals: Get hands-on experience with industry-standard Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs), deep dive into Mic and Preamp choices, master pro studio-set ups, patchbays and outboard gear. Learn how to work in smaller home-recording and mobile setups, make a great song even on a tight budget. We know it is not always about a million dollar studio, but about creating a hit wherever you are with the available tools.
  • Recording Techniques: Proper gain staging, Latency and Headphone-monitoring, Recording modes like Punch and Loop recording, Setting up a Vocal chain and effects in your DAW.
  • Studio Vocal Techniques: Learn how to enhance vocal performances to convey emotion and impact. Learn from expert singers the secrets behind different vocal tones and singing habits. It is extremely useful even if you are not a singer, but a songwriter or producer who works with singers in professional studio sessions.
  • Vocal Production: Learn to write compelling harmony parts and record background vocals. The art of creating the perfect ‘comp’ from multiple takes, processing vocals and using creative effects to professional standards.
  • Vocal Arrangement and Orchestration: Discover advanced techniques for arranging and orchestrating your vocal parts- Creating a dynamic arrangement using Vocal Pads, chants, effects etc
  • Using your voice as an instrument: Crafting unique vocal sounds to elevate your compositions, Discover creative use of Vocoders and Formant shift plug-ins.
  • Mixing & Mastering: Learn Mixing and Mastering for songwriters to achieve clear, cohesive, and release-ready song with an amazing vocal performance.

🔊 Soundtrack to Success: Setting You Up for What’s Next

  • Collaboration: Collaborate with fellow songwriters and producers to refine your skills for external co-writes in the future. Our team has extensive experience as members of songwriting camps put together by major labels and publishers for top artists. We re-create that experience in the studio each week in a different genre so you are well equipped for all challenges and opportunities that may come to you in future.
  • Feedback: Receive constructive feedback and expert guidance on your work on a weekly basis. Getting constructive critique from industry veterans is invaluable for all new writers to develop good writing habits.
  • Music Marketplace: Navigate copyright, publishing, labels, licensing, and distribution. No songwriting program is complete without knowing the value of your work, protecting your rights and releasing it properly. It is just as important as writing your hits.
  • Entrepreneurship and Promotion: Develop strategies to promote and expose your music effectively. Explore various avenues to promote your artistry and revenue generation in the Music Marketplace.

🎓 Who Should Attend?

  • Aspiring or established songwriters, lyricists looking to create their own release-ready music.
  • Aspiring or established music producers seeking to enhance their songwriting skills.
  • Musicians and artists aiming to have creative control over their music.
  • Anyone with a passion for music and a desire to take their creative ideas to the next level.

Thanks to our exclusive licensing partnerships, we have assembled a range of specialized assets: Plug-in effects, samples and synthesizers for Garnish Academy and Producer Program students. Our constantly evolving license-partners and content producers add thousands of dollars to the value of these courses. Many of these products are yours to keep. Others are free to use while you learn and are then eligible for exclusive upgrades at a fraction of their regular price.

Our Testimonials

My songs that were already finished were improved significantly, when I didn't think there was much room to improve. My writing ability and originality also increased. Casey is patient, but also honest, and it's exactly what I needed to get my music to another level. She was always open to hear original songs and give feedback, and was very good with answering questions even if they were asked more than once. If I could take the course myself again I totally would.

Evan Frazer

Learned about song structure theoretically, but also about how to implement it. We saw what a songwriting session looks like, and how to get past obstacles that are common to those types of creative marathons.

Michael Wiener

I would recommend this course to my friends that love music and creating their own songs. I definitely have learnt so much and loved everything about it.

Brianna O'Connor
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120 Hours | $3999 + $100 Registration if booked 14 days before start or $4499 + $200 Registration

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