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Do any of these sound familiar?...
I've always wanted to write a song, but don't know where to start!?
How do I go about writing a melody with lyrics?
Which chords should I use to fit with my melody?
What sort of accompaniment style will work best?
Writing a song with unforgettable melodies and creative lyrics can be challenging. Even the most experienced songwriters go through writer's block at some point in their career! There are many different approaches to songwriting, during this 2 hour webinar you'll learn how best to work with words, how to set an effective rhythm to words, how to come up with a convincing melody, how to add chords, what to do about instruments, how to choose a tempo, how to add expression and much more! Ideal for people studying for music theory, for those taking School, College, or University courses, for musicians who want to understand what’s going on in the music they are playing, and for composers who want to strengthen their writing skills!
During this session we'll cover...
The easiest way to set lyrics to music.
Exactly how to select chords that will fit your melody.
How to evaluate which of those chords will function best.
Choosing tempo, adding suitable dynamics and other details.
A look at adapting to different songwriting styles.
Gareth answers students questions in regards to writing songs.
Hi, I’m Gareth and I'm passionate about developing ‘the all round musician’.
Nearly 35 years of music examining with ABRSM, work with the BBC on Radio and TV, experience on the international concert platform, as a published composer and arranger, have brought rich resources to the 40 years of teaching in which I've engaged.
Scholarships at The Royal College of Music, Oxford University and St. Paul’s Cathedral gave me fantastic opportunities to learn from the best musicians, scholars and teachers. Working as Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School then provided a wonderful opportunity to develop my teaching skills.
Teaching individuals and groups of all ages, and at all stages of development have refined a teaching approach that I hope is fun and engaging, and focused on explaining things clearly and logically. And that is what these courses are all about - understanding the basic principles with clarity, then going deeper, applying them to your musical life and liberating yourself as a musician.
It’s a rich and amazing journey, and I can’t wait for you to join me today!