Review: Groove3 Songwriting Theory Explained

    From song structure to melody, chord patterns and more, this songwriting course could be a perfect resource for the aspiring hit-maker…

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    A well-structured course that’s packed with theory, useful tools, real-world examples and creative inspiration
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    Songwriting Theory Explained sees Eli Krantzberg dissect the art of songwriting across nearly three hours and 20 videos. There are four sections that cover chord patterns, melody, and song structure, with a final section featuring techniques to help get the creative juices flowing. It’s worth noting that this course doesn’t cover pure music theory or traditional composition techniques such as counterpoint, as it’s more aimed at exploring how to build and develop interesting progressions and hooks.

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    As such, you’ll get a lot more out of it if you already have some musical knowledge, as Krantzberg wastes no time getting stuck in and everything is presented on a musical score. Where this course excels is at taking the theory and relating it to real-world examples, including dissecting pop and disco tracks and even writing a complete song in the final chapter, making it a great resource to help take your songwriting to the next level of complexity.

    Key features

    • Songwriting techniques tutorial
    • 2hrs 45mins, streamed online
    • 20 chapters
    • Chord progressions, melody, song structure and creativity
    • Presented by Eli Krantzberg
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