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  1. BUS 225W Unlocking The Mysteries of Song Pitching (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Michele Vice-Maslin
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Find out how Emmy-winning songwriter/producer Michele Vice-Maslin has secured hundreds of placements of her own songs in film, TV, media, and major artist projects by figuring out and navigating the system....more



    Songwriter Michele Vice-Maslin

    About Michele Vice-Maslin:
    Michele is a 3-time Emmy Award nominee and 2-time Emmy Award winning songwriter who has written and produced hit songs for major artists all over the world including #1 singles. She has over 4000 film and TV placements, including theme, title and end title songs from her catalog Sweetersongs. Originally from Queens, NY, she currently lives in Los Angeles, CA where, as an independent music publisher, she has been publishing her own catalog for most of her career while producing, pitching and placing most all of her song successes.

    You can view Michele's (almost) full list of credits at her website: http://www.sweetersongs.com/. Michele teaches Feedback and Mentoring at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    BUS 225W Unlocking The Mysteries of Song Pitching (Webcast)


    Find out how Emmy-winning songwriter/producer Michele Vice-Maslin has secured hundreds of placements of her own songs in film, TV, media, and major artist projects by figuring out and navigating the system. She will give you detailed professional "insider" information on exactly how you can do it for yourself.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  2. BUS 250W Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    This is part one of a 5 part series in which you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    BUS 250W Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company (Webcast)


    This is part one of a 5 part series in which you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based on your interests and needs.

    *BUS 250 Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company

    *BUS 251 Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Today's Market

    *BUS 252 The Indy Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion

    *BUS 253 The Value Of A Copyright in Film, TV, Radio, I-Tunes, Ring Tones and CDs

    *BUS 254 Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  3. BUS 251W Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Todays Market (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    This is part two of a five part series in which you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    BUS 251W Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Todays Market (Webcast)


    This is part two of a five part series in which you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based on your interests and needs.

    Course Content - The titles let you know what the main focus of the discussion will be. They are as follows:

    *BUS 250 Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company

    *BUS 251 Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Today's Market

    *BUS 252 The Indy Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion

    *BUS 253 The Value Of A Copyright in Film, TV, Radio, I-Tunes, Ring Tones and CDs

    *BUS 254 Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  4. BUS 252W The Indie Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    This is part three of a five part series in which you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    BUS 252W The Indie Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion (Webcast)


    This is part three of a five part series in which you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based on your interests and needs.

    Course Content - The titles let you know what the main focus of the discussion will be. They are as follows:

    *BUS 250 Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company

    *BUS 251 Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Today's Market

    *BUS 252 The Indy Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion

    *BUS 253 The Value Of A Copyright in Film, TV, Radio, I-Tunes, Ring Tones and CDs

    *BUS 254 Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  5. BUS 253W The Value Of A Copyright (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    This is the fourth course in a series of five courses where you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    BUS 253W The Value Of A Copyright (Webcast)


    This is the fourth course in a series of five courses where you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based on your interests and needs.

    Course Content - The titles let you know what the main focus of the discussion will be. They are as follows:

    *BUS 250 Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company

    *BUS 251 Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Today's Market

    *BUS 252 The Indy Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion

    *BUS 253 The Value Of A Copyright in Film, TV, Radio, I-Tunes, Ring Tones and CDs

    *BUS 254 Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  6. BUS 254W Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    This is the fifth courswe in a series where you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based on...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    BUS 254W Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo (Webcast)


    This is the fifth courswe in a series where you will learn how to independently navigate through the the music industry with success. You can choose to register for any or all of the workshops based on your interests and needs.

    Course Content - The titles let you know what the main focus of the discussion will be. They are as follows:

    *BUS 250 Setting Up and Operating Your Own Publishing Company

    *BUS 251 Covering All The Angles; Pitching Songs in Today's Market

    *BUS 252 The Indy Writer-Artist: Social Networking and Promotion

    *BUS 253 The Value Of A Copyright in Film, TV, Radio, I-Tunes, Ring Tones and CDs

    *BUS 254 Creative Tips For Cutting The Best Possible Demo

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  7. BUS 300W The Next Rung-Getting Songs Placed in Film and TV (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Benn Cutarelli / Dan Robinson
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Straight off the heels of another major song placement, Benn Cutarelli will share his own process in getting his songs placed in film/TV and give you great tips on how you can do it too. His co-writing...more



    Songwriter Benn Cutarelli

    About Benn Cutarelli
    As songwriter and composer, his melodies and harmonic treatment are crossed between country, alternative country and pop. Benn believes that songwriting and composition are continuous improvement processes. He started out as a drummer in a four-piece band from his home town of Marion, Ohio. He enlisted in the military, and while at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he was assigned to the music department where he wrote percussion ensemble compositions. He attended and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Education. Benn’s most recent success was his song Small Stuff featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture "The Longest Ride". Benn also had a song placed in the network TV show ‘Nashville’, while another song was placed on the TV show ‘The Mentalist’. He has had several cuts by indie artists as well as songs placed on many cable network channels. Benn believes in challenging himself everyday with new melodies and grooves. Benn joined SongU.com in 2002. He is both a member and Instructor-Led Course Coordinator.

    Instructor

    About Dan Robinson
    Dan Robinson is a songwriter, Song Contest Founder, and Event Director. His Film and TV credits include “Small Stuff” which was featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture “The Longest Ride”, “Latest Version of Me” in the TV show “Nashville” and “Tired” which was featured in a season premiere episode of “The Mentalist”. His sports rap tune “That’s Just Sick” has been used by Fox Sports and ESPN in highlight footages and montages.

    Dan is also the founder and President of the “In-Game Song Contest, LLC”. This is a unique contest designed to promote the creative and artistic work of independent musicians and songwriters around the world. This was coordinated with the In-Game Entertainment Directors for each of the Major League teams. It is not a genre specific contest. It is more important that a song/instrumental “fit” one of the situational categories (i.e. a song to play during a rally, after a wild pitch, after a home run, etc.).

    Additionally, Dan has served as an Event Director for music workshops and conferences in the Pittsburgh area.

    BUS 300W The Next Rung-Getting Songs Placed in Film and TV (Webcast)


    Straight off the heels of another major song placement, Benn Cutarelli will share his own process in getting his songs placed in film/TV and give you great tips on how you can do it too. His co-writing and business partner fellow SongU.com member, Dan Robinson, will be on hand also to discuss the process. They’ve been in the trenches for a while and having a great run recently including several indie artist cuts.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  8. BUS 301W The Next Rung-Getting Songs Placed in Film and TV, Part II (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Benn Cutarelli / Dan Robinson
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Requested by popular demand Benn Cutarelli will present Part II of this course. He, and co-writer Dan Robinson, will go into more details their process in getting his songs placed in film/TV and give...more



    Songwriter Benn Cutarelli

    About Benn Cutarelli
    As songwriter and composer, his melodies and harmonic treatment are crossed between country, alternative country and pop. Benn believes that songwriting and composition are continuous improvement processes. He started out as a drummer in a four-piece band from his home town of Marion, Ohio. He enlisted in the military, and while at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he was assigned to the music department where he wrote percussion ensemble compositions. He attended and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Education. Benn’s most recent success was his song Small Stuff featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture "The Longest Ride". Benn also had a song placed in the network TV show ‘Nashville’, while another song was placed on the TV show ‘The Mentalist’. He has had several cuts by indie artists as well as songs placed on many cable network channels. Benn believes in challenging himself everyday with new melodies and grooves. Benn joined SongU.com in 2002. He is both a member and Instructor-Led Course Coordinator.

    Instructor

    About Dan Robinson
    Dan Robinson is a songwriter, Song Contest Founder, and Event Director. His Film and TV credits include “Small Stuff” which was featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture “The Longest Ride”, “Latest Version of Me” in the TV show “Nashville” and “Tired” which was featured in a season premiere episode of “The Mentalist”. His sports rap tune “That’s Just Sick” has been used by Fox Sports and ESPN in highlight footages and montages.

    Dan is also the founder and President of the “In-Game Song Contest, LLC”. This is a unique contest designed to promote the creative and artistic work of independent musicians and songwriters around the world. This was coordinated with the In-Game Entertainment Directors for each of the Major League teams. It is not a genre specific contest. It is more important that a song/instrumental “fit” one of the situational categories (i.e. a song to play during a rally, after a wild pitch, after a home run, etc.).

    Additionally, Dan has served as an Event Director for music workshops and conferences in the Pittsburgh area.

    BUS 301W The Next Rung-Getting Songs Placed in Film and TV, Part II (Webcast)


    Requested by popular demand Benn Cutarelli will present Part II of this course. He, and co-writer Dan Robinson, will go into more details their process in getting his songs placed in film/TV and give you great tips on how you can do it too. Focus will be given to the details of taking it to the next level and really pin-pointing what needs to be done to get placements, including a real-time online song entry for a Music Library. Benn and Dan have been in the trenches for a while and having a great run with placements recently. There will be time for Q and A.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  9. BUS 302W The Next Rung-Getting Songs Placed in Film and TV, Part III (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Benn Cutarelli / Dan Robinson
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Continuing with their popular series, Benn Cutarelli and co-writer Dan Robinson, will go even further into the process of how getting songs placed in film/TV. In this session, more focus will be given...more



    Songwriter Benn Cutarelli

    About Benn Cutarelli
    As songwriter and composer, his melodies and harmonic treatment are crossed between country, alternative country and pop. Benn believes that songwriting and composition are continuous improvement processes. He started out as a drummer in a four-piece band from his home town of Marion, Ohio. He enlisted in the military, and while at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he was assigned to the music department where he wrote percussion ensemble compositions. He attended and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Education. Benn’s most recent success was his song Small Stuff featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture "The Longest Ride". Benn also had a song placed in the network TV show ‘Nashville’, while another song was placed on the TV show ‘The Mentalist’. He has had several cuts by indie artists as well as songs placed on many cable network channels. Benn believes in challenging himself everyday with new melodies and grooves. Benn joined SongU.com in 2002. He is both a member and Instructor-Led Course Coordinator.

    Instructor

    About Dan Robinson
    Dan Robinson is a songwriter, Song Contest Founder, and Event Director. His Film and TV credits include “Small Stuff” which was featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture “The Longest Ride”, “Latest Version of Me” in the TV show “Nashville” and “Tired” which was featured in a season premiere episode of “The Mentalist”. His sports rap tune “That’s Just Sick” has been used by Fox Sports and ESPN in highlight footages and montages.

    Dan is also the founder and President of the “In-Game Song Contest, LLC”. This is a unique contest designed to promote the creative and artistic work of independent musicians and songwriters around the world. This was coordinated with the In-Game Entertainment Directors for each of the Major League teams. It is not a genre specific contest. It is more important that a song/instrumental “fit” one of the situational categories (i.e. a song to play during a rally, after a wild pitch, after a home run, etc.).

    Additionally, Dan has served as an Event Director for music workshops and conferences in the Pittsburgh area.

    BUS 302W The Next Rung-Getting Songs Placed in Film and TV, Part III (Webcast)


    Continuing with their popular series, Benn Cutarelli and co-writer Dan Robinson, will go even further into the process of how getting songs placed in film/TV. In this session, more focus will be given to clarifying the idea of "re-titling" your work, fees and royalties. Benn and Dan are offering the benefit of what they learned hands on from their experience in getting film and TV placements.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  10. BUS 303W The Next Rung-Best Tips For Navigating the Ins and Outs of Music Libraries Part IV (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Benn Cutarelli / Dan Robinson
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Continuing with their popular series, Benn Cutarelli and co-writer Dan Robinson, will go even further into the process of how getting songs placed in film/TV by focusing specifically on Music Libraries....more



    Songwriter Benn Cutarelli

    About Benn Cutarelli
    As songwriter and composer, his melodies and harmonic treatment are crossed between country, alternative country and pop. Benn believes that songwriting and composition are continuous improvement processes. He started out as a drummer in a four-piece band from his home town of Marion, Ohio. He enlisted in the military, and while at the U.S. Air Force Academy, he was assigned to the music department where he wrote percussion ensemble compositions. He attended and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Music Education. Benn’s most recent success was his song Small Stuff featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture "The Longest Ride". Benn also had a song placed in the network TV show ‘Nashville’, while another song was placed on the TV show ‘The Mentalist’. He has had several cuts by indie artists as well as songs placed on many cable network channels. Benn believes in challenging himself everyday with new melodies and grooves. Benn joined SongU.com in 2002. He is both a member and Instructor-Led Course Coordinator.

    Instructor

    About Dan Robinson
    Dan Robinson is a songwriter, Song Contest Founder, and Event Director. His Film and TV credits include “Small Stuff” which was featured in the Twentieth Century Fox major motion picture “The Longest Ride”, “Latest Version of Me” in the TV show “Nashville” and “Tired” which was featured in a season premiere episode of “The Mentalist”. His sports rap tune “That’s Just Sick” has been used by Fox Sports and ESPN in highlight footages and montages.

    Dan is also the founder and President of the “In-Game Song Contest, LLC”. This is a unique contest designed to promote the creative and artistic work of independent musicians and songwriters around the world. This was coordinated with the In-Game Entertainment Directors for each of the Major League teams. It is not a genre specific contest. It is more important that a song/instrumental “fit” one of the situational categories (i.e. a song to play during a rally, after a wild pitch, after a home run, etc.).

    Additionally, Dan has served as an Event Director for music workshops and conferences in the Pittsburgh area.

    BUS 303W The Next Rung-Best Tips For Navigating the Ins and Outs of Music Libraries Part IV (Webcast)


    Continuing with their popular series, Benn Cutarelli and co-writer Dan Robinson, will go even further into the process of how getting songs placed in film/TV by focusing specifically on Music Libraries. Details of the types of libraries, how to give them exactly what they're looking for, where the money comes in and more will be discussed. Benn and Dan are offering the benefit of what they learned hands on from their experience in getting film and TV placements.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  11.  Lyric Writing
  12. LYR 250W Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas,Titles, and AAA Form (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 0 Credits
     

    Join Sara Light for this essential multi-part lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 250W Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas,Titles, and AAA Form (Webcast)


    Join Sara Light for this essential multi-part lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all or only for the ones that most interest you. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  13. LYR 251W Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA form (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA form


    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  14. LYR 252W Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 252W Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (Webcast)


    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  15. LYR 253W Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form


    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  16. LYR 254W Successful Lyric Writing: The Top Ten Lyric Principles (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: The Top Ten Lyric Principles


    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  17. LYR 255W Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics with Metaphor and More (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics with Metaphor and More


    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions.Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  18. LYR 256W Successful Lyric Writing: Writing with Your Whole Brain (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing with Your Whole Brain


    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  19. LYR 257W Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Lyrical Voice (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Sara Light
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions,...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Lyrical Voice


    Join Sara Light for this essential lyric-writing series to learn the principles and techniques of excellent lyrics and hone your skills no matter what level writer you are. Sign-up for all 8 sessions, or only for the ones that most interest you. Transcript-only access is available to catch any missed sessions. Based on the best-selling lyric book Successful Lyric Writing: A Step-By-Step Course and Workbook by Sheila Davis, Sara will highlight both fundamental and advanced writing craft using group discussion, assigned exercises, and feedback. Please note: For the deepest level of study, you will find an assignment from the book, "Successful Lyric Writing" to complete and post in your backpack before each session on the course homepage. However, if you can not get a copy of the book, or are unable to complete the assignment, you will still be able to follow along and work on exercises during the class session. The courses in this session are as follows:

    *LYR 250 Successful Lyric Writing: Great Ideas, Titles, and the AAA Song Form

    *LYR 251 Successful Lyric Writing: Strong Starts, Payoffs, and the Misunderstood AABA Form

    *LYR 252 Successful Lyric Writing: Viewpoint, Voice, Timeframe, Setting (VVTS)

    *LYR 253 Successful Lyric Writing: Variations of Verse-Chorus Form

    *LYR 254 Successful Lyric Writing: Applying The Top-Ten Principles

    *LYR 255 Successful Lyric Writing: Enhance Your Lyrics With Metaphor and More

    *LYR 256 Successful Lyric Writing: Writing With The Whole Brain

    *LYR 257 Successful Lyric Writing: Finding Your Own Voice

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  20.  Tech/Production
  21. TECH 125W Recording On The Cheap: Setting Up A Home Studio For Next To Nothing (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Producer Fett
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Twenty years ago, achieving professional-sounding recordings required costly, complicated audio hardware or the services of a pro recording studio. That was then, this is now. In this class, veteran...more



    Songwriter Producer Fett

    About Fett
    Fett is an independent producer and engineer with more than 40 albums to his credit, owner of Azalea Studios in Nashville, former Technology Editor for "Performing Songwriter Magazine", and contributing technology author for the Country Music Association's CMA Close Up magazine and Drum! magazine. He has worked in the music industry for nearly 30 years, as a touring musician, session player, manager, booking agent, songwriter and music photographer. His clients include Davy Jones of the Monkees, Grammy-winning songwriter Don Henry, and international guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. Fett is co-author of the Songwriter's Survival Kit audio education series, and a featured speaker at numerous national music industry events each year. He holds a degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, DC.

    Instructor

    TECH 125 Recording On The Cheap: Setting Up A Home Studio For Next To Nothing


    Twenty years ago, achieving professional-sounding recordings required costly, complicated audio hardware or the services of a pro recording studio. That was then, this is now. In this class, veteran producer/engineer Fett shows you how to equip a good-quality, simple home studio with just a basic computer, some easy-to-use, FREE software and a few other pieces of gear. Whether you own a Mac, a PC or no gear at all, this class will show you how to do it right without breaking the bank.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  22. TECH 200W So You Want to Be a Producer, Part I (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Producer Fett
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Join veteran producer, Fett, in this course which focuses on the role of the producer in the music process. In Part I, learn a producer's jobs and responsibilities, and the “producer mindset". Find out...more



    Songwriter Producer Fett

    About Fett
    Fett is an independent producer and engineer with more than 40 albums to his credit, owner of Azalea Studios in Nashville, former Technology Editor for "Performing Songwriter Magazine", and contributing technology author for the Country Music Association's CMA Close Up magazine and Drum! magazine. He has worked in the music industry for nearly 30 years, as a touring musician, session player, manager, booking agent, songwriter and music photographer. His clients include Davy Jones of the Monkees, Grammy-winning songwriter Don Henry, and international guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. Fett is co-author of the Songwriter's Survival Kit audio education series, and a featured speaker at numerous national music industry events each year. He holds a degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, DC.

    Instructor

    TECH 200 So You Want to Be a Producer, Part I


    Join veteran producer, Fett, in this course which focuses on the role of the producer in the music process. In Part I, learn a producer's jobs and responsibilities, and the “producer mindset". Find out how the pros apply these skills to your own projects.

    There are two courses in this series:
    TECH 200 So You Want to Be a Producer? Part I
    TECH 201 So You Want to Be a Producer? Part II

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  23. TECH 201W So You Want to Be a Producer, Part II (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Producer Fett
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Join Fett in this course which focuses on the role of the producer in the music process. In Part II, learn production steps and processes, pro secrets, and today’s challenges. Understand how you can apply...more



    Songwriter Producer Fett

    About Fett
    Fett is an independent producer and engineer with more than 40 albums to his credit, owner of Azalea Studios in Nashville, former Technology Editor for "Performing Songwriter Magazine", and contributing technology author for the Country Music Association's CMA Close Up magazine and Drum! magazine. He has worked in the music industry for nearly 30 years, as a touring musician, session player, manager, booking agent, songwriter and music photographer. His clients include Davy Jones of the Monkees, Grammy-winning songwriter Don Henry, and international guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. Fett is co-author of the Songwriter's Survival Kit audio education series, and a featured speaker at numerous national music industry events each year. He holds a degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, DC.

    Instructor

    TECH 201 So You Want to Be a Producer, Part II


    Join Fett in this course which focuses on the role of the producer in the music process. In Part II, learn production steps and processes, pro secrets, and today’s challenges. Understand how you can apply these tricks to your own artist projects or demos.

    There are two courses in this series:
    TECH 200 So You Want to Be a Producer? Part I
    TECH 201 So You Want to Be a Producer? Part II

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  24. TECH 260W Record Guitar Like a Studio Ace I (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Producer Fett
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    The guitar is an essential instrument in today's music, yet many songwriters and artists don't know how to get the most out of their guitar in the studio. In this video-enabled class, Producer Fett shows...more



    Songwriter Producer Fett

    About Fett
    Fett is an independent producer and engineer with more than 40 albums to his credit, owner of Azalea Studios in Nashville, former Technology Editor for "Performing Songwriter Magazine", and contributing technology author for the Country Music Association's CMA Close Up magazine and Drum! magazine. He has worked in the music industry for nearly 30 years, as a touring musician, session player, manager, booking agent, songwriter and music photographer. His clients include Davy Jones of the Monkees, Grammy-winning songwriter Don Henry, and international guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. Fett is co-author of the Songwriter's Survival Kit audio education series, and a featured speaker at numerous national music industry events each year. He holds a degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, DC.

    Instructor

    TECH 260 Record Guitar Like a Studio Ace I


    The guitar is an essential instrument in today's music, yet many songwriters and artists don't know how to get the most out of their guitar in the studio. In this video-enabled class, Producer Fett shows you the secrets that professional engineers and producers use to get killer acoustic and electric guitar sounds in your recordings. Topics are divided into two sessions and include proper mic selection and positioning, effective use of the Stereo Sound Stage, miked vs. direct recording, layering and doubling, and correct placement of guitars in the mix.

    There are two courses in this series:
    TECH 260 Record Guitar Like a Studio Ace I
    TECH 261 Record Guitar Like a Studio Ace II

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  25. TECH 261W Record Guitar Like a Studio Ace II (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Producer Fett
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    The guitar is an essential instrument in today's music, yet many songwriters and artists don't know how to get the most out of their guitar in the studio. In this video-enabled class, Producer Fett shows...more



    Songwriter Producer Fett

    About Fett
    Fett is an independent producer and engineer with more than 40 albums to his credit, owner of Azalea Studios in Nashville, former Technology Editor for "Performing Songwriter Magazine", and contributing technology author for the Country Music Association's CMA Close Up magazine and Drum! magazine. He has worked in the music industry for nearly 30 years, as a touring musician, session player, manager, booking agent, songwriter and music photographer. His clients include Davy Jones of the Monkees, Grammy-winning songwriter Don Henry, and international guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. Fett is co-author of the Songwriter's Survival Kit audio education series, and a featured speaker at numerous national music industry events each year. He holds a degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, DC.

    Instructor

    TECH 261 Record Guitar Like a Studio Ace II


    The guitar is an essential instrument in today's music, yet many songwriters and artists don't know how to get the most out of their guitar in the studio. In this video-enabled class, Producer Fett shows you the secrets that professional engineers and producers use to get killer acoustic and electric guitar sounds in your recordings. Topics are divided into two sessions and include proper mic selection and positioning, effective use of the Stereo Sound Stage, miked vs. direct recording, layering and doubling, and correct placement of guitars in the mix.

    There are two courses in this series:
    TECH 260 Record Guitar Like a Studio Ace I
    TECH 261 Record Guitar Like a Studio Ace II

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  26. TECH 270W Recording Vocals 1: Preparation, Setup, and Gear Selection (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Producer Fett
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    At the end of the day, the most important element in a recording is the vocal, yet many songwriters and artists don't know how to effectively capture and produce vocals in the studio. In this class, producer...more



    Songwriter Producer Fett

    About Fett
    Fett is an independent producer and engineer with more than 40 albums to his credit, owner of Azalea Studios in Nashville, former Technology Editor for "Performing Songwriter Magazine", and contributing technology author for the Country Music Association's CMA Close Up magazine and Drum! magazine. He has worked in the music industry for nearly 30 years, as a touring musician, session player, manager, booking agent, songwriter and music photographer. His clients include Davy Jones of the Monkees, Grammy-winning songwriter Don Henry, and international guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. Fett is co-author of the Songwriter's Survival Kit audio education series, and a featured speaker at numerous national music industry events each year. He holds a degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, DC.

    Instructor

    TECH 270 Recording Vocals 1: Preparation, Setup, and Gear Selection


    At the end of the day, the most important element in a recording is the vocal, yet many songwriters and artists don't know how to effectively capture and produce vocals in the studio. In this class, producer Fett shows you the secrets that professional engineers and producers use to get killer lead and background vocal sounds in their recordings. Topics include the essential first steps of proper set-up, mic and gear selection and positioning.

    There are two courses in this series:
    TECH 270 Recording Vocals, Part I
    TECH 271 Recording Vocals, Part II

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  27. TECH 271W Recording Vocals 2: Mic Placement, Performance, and Recording Techniques (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Producer Fett
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 15 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    At the end of the day, the most important element in a recording is the vocal, yet many songwriters and artists don't know how to effectively capture and produce vocals in the studio. In this class, Producer...more



    Songwriter Producer Fett

    About Fett
    Fett is an independent producer and engineer with more than 40 albums to his credit, owner of Azalea Studios in Nashville, former Technology Editor for "Performing Songwriter Magazine", and contributing technology author for the Country Music Association's CMA Close Up magazine and Drum! magazine. He has worked in the music industry for nearly 30 years, as a touring musician, session player, manager, booking agent, songwriter and music photographer. His clients include Davy Jones of the Monkees, Grammy-winning songwriter Don Henry, and international guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel. Fett is co-author of the Songwriter's Survival Kit audio education series, and a featured speaker at numerous national music industry events each year. He holds a degree in International Studies from The American University in Washington, DC.

    Instructor

    TECH 271 Recording Vocals 2: Mic Placement, Performance, and Recording Techniques


    At the end of the day, the most important element in a recording is the vocal, yet many songwriters and artists don't know how to effectively capture and produce vocals in the studio. In this class, Producer Fett shows you the secrets that professional engineers and producers use to get killer lead and background vocal sounds in their recordings. Topics include differences between male and female vocals, layering and doubling, and correct placement of vocals in the mix.

    There are two courses in this series:
    TECH 270 Recording Vocals, Part I
    TECH 271 Recording Vocals, Part II

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  28.  Commercial Songwriting
  29. SONG 187W Writing Songs for Musical Theater (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Pamela Oland
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Join Grammy-nominated songwriter, Pamela Oland, as she discusses her new experience, insights and advice about writing songs for a stage production. Find out why Pamela wrote to us in an email, "I just...more



    Songwriter Pamela Oland

    About Pam Oland
    Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Selena, Frank Sinatra, the Jacksons, Gladys Knight, Nikka Costa, and Reba McIntyre, are among artists who’ve recorded over 450 Pamela Phillips Oland songs. Anne Murray’s “Duets,” nominated for 2008 Best Album and Best Pop Album Juno Awards, features Anne’s re-recording of Oland & James Dunne’s Grammy-Nominated #1 song "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do." Claire Dela Fuente’s current #1 record, "Something In Your Eyes," co-written with Richard Carpenter, is the most requested song in the Philippines. A forthcoming duet with Philippine Idol winner Sarah Geronimo and Back Street Boys’ Howie Dorough is one of 3 songs recorded for Sarah’s forthcoming album. Also current: "Bird’s Eye View" appears on alternative artist Simon Lynge’s debut album. "Mad About You" is on Danish TV star Sascha Dupont’s album, and "Daydream Nightmare" is a single by Eurovision winner DQ .

    Oland’s Awards include a Best Song In a Motion Picture Genie Award-nominated title song co-written with LeVar Burton for "Blizzard," a Best Kids Album Grammy nomination for "Be Bop Your Best"-an album co-written with artist Red Grammer, a CMA Best Country Duet award, an Accolade Award, and a New York Festivals Silver medal for the song score of "Legend of the Three Trees".

    Her extensive movie work includes the end-title to "Puerto Vallarta Squeeze," the "Digga Digga Dog" opening and end-title song to 102 Dalmatians, and main themes to "Coming To America," "Gideon," "Burglar," and "I’m Gonna Git You Sucka." Her t.v. work includes "Reaper," "Bad Girls Guide," "Little Miss," "J*A*G," "The Sopranos, themes to "Thunder In Paradise," and "Dexter’s Lab," "Xena: Warrior Princess (3 songs for the cult favorite "Bitter Suite" episode) and all songs (music & lyrics) for the award-winning Kids Ten Commandments.

    The career lyricist defies categorization, working in all styles and genres. She’s currently co-writing with Tom Harriman a major musical based on the Oscar-nominated film "Soldier of Orange," for a projected 2009 opening in the Netherlands; and has finished the novel, "The Downfall of Oliver Hepz," just optioned by Deep Muddy Productions for a feature film. She also has two television shows optioned and currently being shopped. Oland and Harriman, her partner in TOPA Music, wrote and produced the CD-art package "Van Gogh by Van Eck" featuring Diederick vanEck for Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. It became a part of the Van Gogh & His Fellow Expressionists Exhibition. She is also the author of the popular music industry books, "The Art Of Writing Great Lyrics," and "The Art of Writing Love Songs," (Allworth:NY), Oland participates in songwriting and music seminars around the country and abroad, as well as offering lyric evaluations and career consultations. She frequently co-hosts "Samm Brown’s For The Record," a Sunday music industry interview show live at 2:00 pm PST on KPFK 90.7.

    Her website is at www.PamOland.com.

    Instructor

    SONG 187W Writing Songs for Musical Theater (Webcast)


    Join Grammy-nominated songwriter, Pamela Oland, as she discusses her new experience, insights and advice about writing songs for a stage production. Find out why Pamela wrote to us in an email, "I just did about 9 rewrites of rewrites of rewrites, working with the director, the translator, the musical director, the chief cook and bottle washer - everyone! Talk about writing by committee!"

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  30. SONG 200W Elements of Commercial Songwriting: Lyrics I (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Join hit songwriter Craig Bickhardt in the first part of this informative examination of the most important lyrical elements used in commercial songwriting. By looking at a variety of lyrics and analyzing...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    SONG 200W Elements of Commercial Songwriting: Lyrics I (Webcast)


    Join hit songwriter Craig Bickhardt in the first part of this informative examination of the most important lyrical elements used in commercial songwriting. By looking at a variety of lyrics and analyzing commercially viable song examples, you will begin to see techniques that you can apply to your own lyric writing.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  31. SONG 201W Elements of Commercial Songwriting: Lyrics II (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Join hit songwriter Craig Bickhardt in the second part of this informative examination of the most important lyrical elements used in commercial songwriting. By looking at a variety of lyrics and analyzing...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    SONG 201W Elements of Commercial Songwriting: Lyrics II (Webcast)


    Join hit songwriter Craig Bickhardt in the second part of this informative examination of the most important lyrical elements used in commercial songwriting. By looking at a variety of lyrics and analyzing commercially viable song examples, you'll begin to see techniques that you can apply to your own lyric writing.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  32. SONG 205W Elements of Commercial Songwriting: Music I (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Join hit songwriter Craig Bickhardt in the first part of this informative examination of the most important musical elements used in commercial songwriting. By looking at a variety of songs and analyzing...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    SONG 205W Elements of Commercial Songwriting: Music I (Webcast)


    Join hit songwriter Craig Bickhardt in the first part of this informative examination of the most important musical elements used in commercial songwriting. By looking at a variety of songs and analyzing commercially viable song examples, you'll begin to see techniques that you can apply to your own music writing.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  33. SONG 206W Elements of Commercial Songwriting: Music II (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    Join hit songwriter Craig Bickhardt in the second part of this informative examination of the most important musical elements used in commercial songwriting. By looking at a variety of songs and analyzing...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    SONG 206W Elements of Commercial Songwriting: Music II (Webcast)


    Join hit songwriter Craig Bickhardt in the second part of this informative examination of the most important musical elements used in commercial songwriting. By looking at a variety of songs and analyzing commercially viable song examples, you'll begin to see techniques that you can apply to your own music writing.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  34. SONG 270W Songs In The Spotlight: How To Write Songs That Artists Want to Sing (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Craig Bickhardt
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 3 Credits
      (0 Credits when you choose Platinum Membership)

    A not-to-miss course on how write songs that artists really want to sing. Join hit singer/songwriter Craig Bickhardt as he examines several common techniques used in commercial songwriting that will not...more



    Songwriter Craig Bickhardt

    About Craig Bickhardt
    In a career that spans three decades, Craig has written songs that have been recorded by more than 100 artists worldwide. He is the recipient of 9 ASCAP Popular Song Awards for his hits, which include the number one records "In Between Dances" (recorded by Pam Tillis), "It Must Be Love" (Ty Herndon), "Turn It Loose" and "I Know Where I'm Going" (The Judds).
    Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Craig first came to Nashville in 1982 to record his song "You Are What Love Means To Me", which was featured as the closing theme in the Academy Award winning motion picture "Tender Mercies".
    As a recording artist with the band SKB (Schuyler, Knobloch and Bickhardt) Craig helped put the trio on the Billboard Country Charts twice in 1988 with his songs "Givers and Takers" and "This Old House" (co-written with Thom Schuyler). Craig and Thom teamed up again in 1993 to write and produce the Warner-Alliance CD, "Precious Child: The Story of Christmas", a musical that featured performances by Vince Gill, Janis Ian, Guy Clark and others. Craig's hits also include; "I Can't Turn The Tide", "That's How You Know When Love's Right" (which was nominated for a CMA Award), and "You're The Power".
    Ray Charles, B. B. King, Art Garfunkel, Trisha Yearwood, Martina McBride, Anne Murray, Allison Krauss, and Poco have all recorded his songs. His work is also featured in the film "At Close Range" and his song "Where I Used To Have A Heart" was used as the closing theme for the movie "Switchback". Craig has recently returned to recording his own music. In November 2001 he released his debut solo CD, EASY FIRES. Craig is a Lyric instructor, Music Business instructor and Song Feedback and Mentoring instructor at SongU.com. You can visit Craig at his website, www.CraigBickhardt.com.

    Instructor

    SONG 270W Songs In The Spotlight: How To Write Songs That Artists Want to Sing (Webcast)


    A not-to-miss course on how write songs that artists really want to sing. Join hit singer/songwriter Craig Bickhardt as he examines several common techniques used in commercial songwriting that will not only grab the attention of a recording artist, but put your song in the spotlight. By looking at a variety of lyrics and analyzing commercially viable song examples, you'll begin to see techniques that you can apply to your own songwriting.

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


  35.  General/Special
  36. SPEC 430W The Big Reveal! WinSongs Music Staff Writer For A Day (Webcast)

    Type: DIY (Webcast)
    Instructor: Sara Light / Kirby Smith
    Meets: DIY: Always Available
    Cost: 0 Credits
      (0 Credits when you

    Join us for the BIG REVEAL of this Special Event Pitch. Our guest will join us for a special educational component to this event, discuss their listening process, and reveal who wins Staff Writer for...more



    Songwriter Sara Light

    About Sara Light
    Sara Light has been writing professionally in Nashville since 1996 and had served as a staff songwriter for Zamalama Music and Curb Magnatone Music Publishing. Her credits include the John Michael Montgomery title track and the hit single "Home To You" which received an ASCAP airplay award in addition to being named SESAC song of the year for having garnered 2 million spins on radio. She also composed songs for the musical "Urban Cowboy" which opened on Broadway in March 2003 and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score. She has performed her original songs regularly over the years at The Bluebird Café and other Nashville venues. Crossing genres from Country to Broadway to Hip-Hop, she co-authored a handbook geared toward urban youth, "The Art of Writing a Hit Song: The Urban Experience" with hit songwriter Jack Knight (Bad Boy Records) that has been endorsed by Lil' Kim, Mario Winans and P. Diddy among others. A "Power Quotes" interview with Sara was highlighted in the 2009 Entertainment Power Players Directory: Edition 4. Sara has always combined her teaching background with her love of songwriting and has given countless songwriting seminars throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 2003, she developed and co-founded, along with her husband Danny Arena, the online educational website www.SongU.com which offers online songwriting courses, coaching, co-writing, industry connections and pitching opportunities to an international community of songwriters. She continues to be the main administrator, as well as one of the Lyric Writing and Song Feedback instructors at SongU.com.

    Instructor

    Kirby Smith is the Creative Director at WinSongs Music Publishing in Nashville, Tennessee. WinSongs is an independent music publishing company owned by hit songwriter and producer, Chris DeStefano.
    Throughout her time working in publishing Kirby has solidified cuts with Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Chase Rice, Granger Smith, and more!
    She was previously working for Play It Again Publishing as their Creative Coordinator.
    Kirby is an avid lover of all genres of music, and went into publishing because she believes that it doesn’t “All start with the song,” but rather, “It starts with the songwriter.”

    SPEC 430 The Big Reveal! WinSongs Music Staff Writer For A Day


    Join us for the BIG REVEAL of this Special Event Pitch. Our guest will join us for a special educational component to this event, discuss their listening process, and reveal who wins Staff Writer for a Day!

    Instructor-Led (Live) Course


    A fun interactive audio/video group experience in our e-classroom where you can learn from the best in the music business. Simply,

    • Register online
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at time of meeting
    • Enjoy your class with your peers and faculty
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Instructor-Led Feedback Session (Live)


    A small group interactive audio/video experience in our e-classroom where you can get feedback from a pro on one of your songs. Simply...

    • Register online
    • Put your song or lyric in your virtual backpack
    • Enter or call-in to the e-classroom at meeting time
    • Enjoy the class with peers and faculty
    • Time zone conflict? You can still register and receive feedback! See FAQ for details.
    • Missed class? Meetings are recorded and audio/video transcripts are available for 14 days

    More questions?

    Do-It-Yourself Course (DIY)


    The DIY catalog has a variety of courses to strengthen or tune up your skills at every level in lyric writing, music, commercial songwriting, production, and more. You will find several types of formats for these courses: Text-based courses which typically have 4-6 lessons, examples, and exercises; and Webcast courses which are either video or audio based transcripts along with handouts and summaries from "live" courses. All DIY courses are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to work completely at your own pace and comfort level.

    More questions?

    DIY Video Recording


    DIY Video Recording courses are audio/video recorded transcripts of several of our most popular instructor-led (Live) courses exactly as they occurred. The running time is approximately 60 to 90 minutes. They are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week allowing you to listen and view at your own pace. More questions?


Transcript Only


Check the Transcript-Only Checkbox during registration if you cannot be in attendance for the meeting but would like to simply hear and view the recorded transcript of the meeting anytime in the next 14 days.

Feedback and Mentoring (FDBK) Special Instructions – You will not have a song evaluated, but you will be able to listen and hear the instructor's comments on other songs as well as how they conduct their FDBK sessions. In other words, do not use the Transcript-Only option if you want feedback on your song. If you have a time conflict, you must still REGISTER for the session as a participant in order to submit a song. You will be able to listen to the recorded transcript later and hear your song feedback.

More questions?

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