PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Song Factory is a 10-week, hands-on music production course designed to teach anyone (beginner or intermediate) how to effectively structure, arrange and build songs at a professional caliber with the highest sound quality from start to finish! From programming scintillating sounds to writing hooky lyrics, students go beyond of the traditional education in music theory by applying the "tricks of the trade" taught to them directly by our successful industry producers. At the end of the course, each student will have the tools they need to establish themselves as competitive songwriters, composers and producers of popular music within today's music industry!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

• Learn the nuances of systematic songwriting, methodical composing and sequential beat programming.

• Gain experience utilizing software that revolutionized music composition, recording, performance, and arrangement.

• Understand sequencing techniques, synchronization, troubleshooting, and production system design.

•  Explore melody, rhythm, and chord structure as well as the formula to clever verse, pre-hook, hook and bridge songwriting.

• Examine marketing techniques in the context of popular music using lyrics and other successful methods.

WHAT MAKES THIS PROGRAM SUCCESSFUL

EXPERIENCED PRODUCERS IN THE INDUSTRY

With decades of experience developing, composing, programming and writing songs for all artists of numerous genres, our instructors, Nawlage, Christine and Erik, will teach you the essential production fundamentals so that in 10-weeks you will be able to fully utilize composition software, program impressive sounds and write your own stellar lyrics on a professional level.

LEARN INSIDE OUR WORLD-CLASS STUDIOS

Learn the formula for writing popular music while developing your skills sequencing beats inside our active world-class recording facility that services locals and celebrities alike. Clear Track Studios provides the perfect learning atmosphere for anyone who wants to create and produce high quality music.

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HANDS-ON MUSIC PRODUCTION TRAINING

Through practical application, our instructors will teach students how to utilize composition software and proficiently structure, arrange and build songs at a professional level from start to finish.

SUCCESSFUL SONGWRITING FORMULAS

From programming complex sounds to writing hooky lyrics, students will learn the "tricks of the trade" to become competitive songwriters and producers of today's popular music.

AFFORDABLE TUITION

At the reasonable rate of $3000, The Song Factory offers a modern, hands-on education in music production for a fraction of the price that you'd find at most major colleges or universities. 

WORKABLE SCHEDULE FOR ANY ARTIST

Many find it difficult to go to school while working a 9-5 job, maintaining a family and social life. In our program, the schedule works for anyone's busy life where the time spent is not only intensive but well spent at 1 day each week.

10-WEEK COURSE SYLLABUS

WEEK 1: INTRO TO SOFTWARE & DRUMS • Know your interface • Understand Step Sequencer & The Browser •Create hip hop drums & dance hall drums

WEEK 1: INTRO TO SOFTWARE & DRUMS

• Know your interface

• Understand Step Sequencer & The Browser

•Create hip hop drums & dance hall drums

WEEK 2: PIANO roll, sampling & loops • Learn the Piano Roll • Step-By-Step: How to Sample • Learn how to use a 3rd Party Program 

WEEK 2: PIANO roll, sampling & loops

• Learn the Piano Roll

• Step-By-Step: How to Sample

• Learn how to use a 3rd Party Program 

WEEK 3: arranging, fx & mixing • Learn how to arrange your beat • Learn how to mix your beat • Discover Plugins

WEEK 3: arranging, fx & mixing

• Learn how to arrange your beat

• Learn how to mix your beat

• Discover Plugins

WEEK 4: EXPORTING, Stemming, Beat Assessment • Learn how to create & export stems • Understand WAV files • Create your own beat

WEEK 4: EXPORTING, Stemming, Beat Assessment

• Learn how to create & export stems

• Understand WAV files

• Create your own beat

WEEK 5: intro to songwriting: Basic song structure • Explore the "Power of 4!" • Understand advanced rhyming structures • Developing the structure of a song

WEEK 5: intro to songwriting: Basic song structure

• Explore the "Power of 4!"

• Understand advanced rhyming structures

• Developing the structure of a song

WEEK 6: VERSE WRITING & PRE-HOOK • Understand how to develop a verse and a "pre-hook" • Analyze energy and melodies used for verses • Explore transitions of songs

WEEK 6: VERSE WRITING & PRE-HOOK

• Understand how to develop a verse and a "pre-hook"

• Analyze energy and melodies used for verses

• Explore transitions of songs

WEEK 7: HOOK & BRIDGE WRITING • Understand the importance of  "the hook" and bridge in popular music • Analyze the lyrics and melody of bridge & hook • Discover the formula to writing a catchy chorus

WEEK 7: HOOK & BRIDGE WRITING

• Understand the importance of  "the hook" and bridge in popular music

• Analyze the lyrics and melody of bridge & hook

• Discover the formula to writing a catchy chorus

WEEK 8: MUSIC THEORY, SYNTHS & MIDI  • Write an effective melody with midi and piano roll • Understand basic chord structure • Applying theory to melodic instruments • Discover major chords, minor chords, and various chord progressions

WEEK 8: MUSIC THEORY, SYNTHS & MIDI

 • Write an effective melody with midi and piano roll

• Understand basic chord structure

• Applying theory to melodic instruments

• Discover major chords, minor chords, and various chord progressions

WEEK 9: MARKETING WITH YOUR LYRICS • Examine how popular music advertises with lyrics • Learn how to market & distribute your songs • Explore promotional components in the music industry.

WEEK 9: MARKETING WITH YOUR LYRICS

• Examine how popular music advertises with lyrics

• Learn how to market & distribute your songs

• Explore promotional components in the music industry.

WEEK 10: Combining songwriting & production • Create a song (musically and lyrically) from start to finish • Receive assistance from instructors to fine tune the writing & production • Collaborate with fellow students & instructors

WEEK 10: Combining songwriting & production

• Create a song (musically and lyrically) from start to finish

• Receive assistance from instructors to fine tune the writing & production

• Collaborate with fellow students & instructors


MORE INFORMATION

REQUIREMENTS: You must have a computer that you can bring to the class.

LENGTH: 10 consecutive weeks: Ten 5-hour Friday evening sessions once per week!

PRICE: $3,000.  Ask about our payment plans!

TO REGISTER: We require a $1,500 deposit to reserve your seat.  The balance is required by the start date of the course. There are no additional costs. Ask us about payment plans.

Classes run year round. Scheduling is flexible for holidays.

COUNTDOWN TO OUR NEXT CLASS: JULY 21, 2017

 

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