Shortcuts to Great Song Lyrics: SELF-PACED
Your online guide to writing expressive lyrics
listeners will love and the music industry needs.
by songwriting coach Robin Frederick.
FORGET EVERYTHING YOU'VE HEARD ABOUT HOW HARD IT IS TO BREAK INTO THE MUSIC BUSINESS...
I've written and produced hundreds of songs for television, records, theater, and audio products. I'm a former Director of A&R for a major record label and I've studied hundreds of hit songs for my best-selling books. I know what music publishers, record labels, music libraries, and fans are looking for. In this course, I'll show you how to write the lyrics that break down walls and open doors to new opportunities.
WRITE WHAT YOU LOVE.
Combining personal expression with lyrics that appeal to listeners is the key to commercial success. Don't "dumb down" your lyrics. Say what you want to say in a way that listeners can feel and understand. All you need is your inspiration and the lyric crafting skills I'll show you in this course.
MY COURSE WILL SAVE YOU MONEY.
You could spend $1,000 or more taking a single lyric writing course at an established music school or university. But you know what? My songwriting books are the TEXT BOOKS USED IN THESE COURSES. Excuse me for shouting but... for only $95 you can get the same information as the expensive classes! That's a savings of $905. Plus you get lifetime access to the videos and PDFs!
...AND SAVE TIME.
I've personally selected the essential information you need to write effective lyrics, so you won't waste time on things you don't use. I've included listening, and practice techniques that will give you the best learning experience in the least amount of time. If you don't agree, you can get your money back up to 7 days after you enroll.
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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
In this course I'll show you a simple but effective step-by-step method for creating and completing strong, contemporary, expressive song lyrics.
You'll begin with a core idea you're passionate about, and then build on your idea using today's most successful hit song structures.
I'll share proven "blueprints" that will guide you as you create an unforgettable chorus and verses that keep listeners engaged from the first line to the last.
You'll learn how to write vivid, image-based lyrics and use words with emotional associations to give your listeners a compelling experience, one that brings them back to listen again and again.
You'll study successful song lyrics to see how all of the techniques in this course are used in today's top radio hits and Film & TV songs.
You'll practice using your lyric writing skills with specific assignments and learn to rewrite a lyric for maximum effect.
And finally, I'll show how to work faster with Lyric Speed Writing so you can build up your catalogue and handle projects quickly.
By the time you finish this course, you'll have at least one completed song lyric plus raw material and individual song sections for many, many more. Use what you've learned to complete more lyrics or revisit the course to go through the steps as many times as you want. You have lifetime access.
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING...
"Robin has built on her wealth of industry experience by thoroughly researching and analyzing the music industry. She knows every genre, every trend. She knows what works and doesn’t work right down to an individual lyric or chord, and she can articulate why. Her course materials are professional, logically structured and enlightening. Her passion for good songwriting is infectious."
— George Paolini, singer-songwriter, musician, Redwood City, CA
"I love the way Robin takes a core concept and stays focused on it before moving to the next relevant subject, and completely demystify it in such a SHORT time span!
It's entertaining to watch and listen to the videos! I laugh out loud because it's just a joy to learn such great concepts in the clear manner in which they're presented here.
Robin's teaching ability is akin to a master chef (probably French), taking all the greatest concepts of songwriting, both traditional and modern, simmering and reducing the finest ingredients with a wine sauce into something SO simple, yet superbly elegant, containing the most complex tastes that any palette would delight in, and presenting it such a beautiful and appealing manner!"
— Aloha and mahalo, Dennis Kim, songwriter
"When we win a Grammy or Oscar (for best song), Robin Frederick will deservedly be the first person we thank."
— 23rd Hour, Duo, Redwood City, CA
"I'm an obstinate learner - I love writing; taking time out to learn is often a challenge. I just want to write! But your books, your tutorials, and your webinars are world class - especially backed by your obvious passion, enthusiasm, and the graceful way you handle feedback. It's a rare skill."
— Simon Jackson, singer-songwriter
Robin Frederick is the author of five top-selling songwriting books, including Shortcuts to Hit Songwriting and Shortcuts to Songwriting for Film & TV. She has reached millions of aspiring writers through her highly-rated songwriting websites, MySongCoach.com and RobinFrederick.com, and her Songwriting 101 video series on YouTube.
Robin has written and produced hundreds of songs for television, records, films, theater, and audio products. Her songs have aired on the Disney Channel, PBS, and ABC television shows, among many others. She is a former Director of A&R for Rhino Records and executive producer of over 60 albums.
As an in-demand panelist and lecturer, Robin has given workshops at Musicians Institute, UCLA, USC, and more. She has mentored dozens of top music industry veterans, helping them communicate their knowledge of music and the music business to songwriters and recording artists.
Known for her real-world, often humorous take on the music industry and her ability to organize information into valuable, easy-to-apply lessons, Robin will show you how to aim for success while remaining true to yourself and writing your absolute best lyrics and songs.
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Frequently Asked Questions
"This course is an exciting way to think about and learn about songwriting! It completely takes the intimidation out of songwriting by clearly outlining the process in easy to grasp steps. I am a visual learner and appreciate the combination of audio and video. The hit song examples of each concept really seal in the learning.
Robin's credentials are undeniable and she knows her stuff. But in this course, you can also feel her heart and caring about YOUR songs. She is the real deal — genuine, authentic and passionate about songwriting! She leaves no stone unturned with helpful resource links, PDFs, practical writing exercises, and a "review" checklist …you will be armed with EVERYTHING you need to write great songs!"
- Spring Lovelle, Pro Singer, Recording Engineer, Songwriter
"Robin is truly a wizard when it comes to lyrics and the songwriting craft. In my experience she has helped me enormously to see my own potential and tap into areas that were missing from my songwriting flow. I have never worked with a more experienced and highly talented songwriting coach and mentor in my life and I would not have the career and success that I have now without her help and guidance. I highly recommend and endorse Robin's lyric course, all of her books and vouch for her honesty and true love for the songwriting craft."
- Robbie Hancock, Recent songwriting/composing credits include music placed on NBC, HBO, The Discovery Channel, MTV, Bravo, BTN, The National Film Board of Canada, HGTV, and DIY Network
"Robin has a way of teaching songwriting that cuts through the noise and gets to the nuts and bolts of what you need to know. Her book on songwriting for Film & TV literally put me on the map. I've had four placements in TV shows and commercials! I just finished this course on lyrics and can't wait to start applying what I've learned."
- Bickenhall, Songwriter