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Writing and Producing with a Hit Song Mentality
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Writing and Producing with a Hit Song Mentality

at Hit Songs Deconstructed

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$349 40 seats left
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Sat, Jan 11, 11:00am ET - Jan 12, 2:00pm ET (2 sessions)

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Average Class Size: 40
System Requirements: You will need an Internet connection and administrator access on your computer or laptop.
Class Delivery: Additional information on how to log into the online environment will be provided after purchasing the class.
Teacher: David Penn

What you'll learn in this song writing class:

Join us for this live, online workshop to learn how today’s hitmakers are bringing timeless techniques into today’s music and learn how you can incorporate them into your own songs to make them more effective. 

Through an array of current Hot 100 Top 10 and classic hit case studies, we will examine some of the most effective techniques that have been making hits so successful throughout the ages, independent of genre or the artist employing them.

Critical listening exercises are at the core of this workshop. Together, we will listen to examples from recent and past hits, deconstruct the techniques being utilized, and analyze why they are so effective.

At the conclusion of each segment, there will be ample time for your questions.

This workshop will help you understand how these techniques have evolved to remain current, fresh and engaging, get you in tune with what is happening TODAY, and help you prime your creativity for success in today’s rapidly evolving music scene.

You'll come away with new insights, tools, and techniques that you can immediately apply to your own songwriting and producing.

Videos of all workshop segments will be made available following the workshop.

DAY 1 at a Glance: The Core Components

  • Creating & Arranging Earworm Melodies
  • Building an Engaging Narrative
  • Heightening Engagement Through Vocal Production
  • Maximizing the Foundation & Vibe Through Strategic Harmony, Tempo, Key & Instrument Choices

DAY 2 at a Glance: Optimizing Your Song for Maximum Impact

  • Creating an Engaging & Memorable Ride Through Energy and Arrangement Shifts
  • Chorus Impact Maximization (C.I.A.’s)
  • Strategic Song Structure
  • Hook Maximization Techniques
  • Techniques for Hooking the Listener In and Leaving Them Wanting More
  • Heightening Engagement Through “D” (Departure) Sections
  • Optimizing Your Song for the Marketplace Through Trend Adherence & Trend Transcendence
Intended Audience:

  • Songwriter
  • Producer
  • A&R 
  • Creative Executive

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Refund Policy
We do not offer refunds. If a registered attendee cannot attend the workshop, we can transfer them to the next scheduled workshop.
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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am ET - 2:00pm ET David Penn 2 $349
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sun, Jan 12 11:00am ET - 2:00pm ET David Penn

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