Songwriting: Creative Process
Unlock your creative potential as a songwriter
About Songwriting: Creative Process
Level: Beginner and above
What if you could learn to fully tap into your potential as a songwriter in six weeks or less?
Are you curious about what it takes about being consistently creative and never being stuck for new song ideas? Do you have a draw of half-finished songs that you need to complete and share with the world? Songwriting: Creative Process finally teaches you the creative skills you need AND gives you the personalized feedback you want.
Songwriting: Creative Process will take you from being stuck in a rut to consistently generating (and completing) new songs. How do we do this? With personalized feedback from an experienced ICMP songwriting teacher.
Songwriting – Creative Process (a.k.a. how to unlock your creative potential), has been designed and developed by Sophie Daniels, Tim Elsenburg, Jonathan Whiskered and ICMP ONLINE. ICMP was one of the first institutions in the world to offer a dedicated Bachelor Degree in Songwriting, and this is the team that developed that course.
Once you have completed this step-by-step, interactive course, you too will know how to consistently generate new songs ideas and banish writer’s block. You’ll also learn how to complete songs you are proud to share with others whether those are music publishers, other musicians or just your friends.
You’ll no longer feel unfulfilled, frustrated and blocked with just a bunch of unfinished song ideas scribbled in notebooks. Songwriting will be part of your thing, because you’ll know how to create and complete songs like the pros.
Imagine what it would feel like to be have a constant stream of new song and lyric ideas in your head? Imagine hearing those songs being played to an audience, perhaps by another person, or even people paying for them!
But how do you actually do it?
How do you unlock your creative potential and REALLY craft it into the kind of song you’d hear a Grammy-award winning artist perform onstage or as the soundtrack to a hit movie.
That’s exactly what you’re about to learn on this Experience course. ICMP teaches Songwriting as a craft, not just as a series of tricks and tips. It may sound like a cliche, but understanding creative process, song structure, lyrical content and melody writing are building blocks to learn any songwriting style.
Songwriters who are serious about learning the art and craft of songwriting must understand their own creative process, and more times than not it means understanding the fundamentals.
This course will undoubtedly broaden your musical horizons and will draw a much wider world into your songwriting pallette.
The course authors are Sophie Daniels, Tim Elsenburg and Jonathan Whiskerd. they are recognized professional writers as well as educators who have taught hundreds of aspiring and professional songwriters at the ICMP in London. You will also be guided through your course with your own ICMP ONLINE songwriting teacher in the weekly 121 lessons and group classes.
ICMP has been one of the world’s leading providers of contemporary music education for the past 30 years with over 1,000 part-time, degree and masters students studying at its London campus each year. Find out more about ICMP here.
Module 1: Creative Strategies
- Lesson 1: Understanding creativity
- Lesson 2: Preparing yourself for the creative process
- Lesson 3: Using your imagination effectively
- Lesson 1: How to collect, organize and manage your song ideas
- Lesson 2: Trying out new methods to generate
- Lesson 3: Zeroing in on your creative intention
Module 2: Generating Song Ideas
- Lesson 1: Widening the scope of your creativity
- Lesson 2: Further your cultural engagement
- Lesson 3: Creativity is a remix
Module 4: Developing Song Ideas
- Lesson 1: Practical techniques for development
- Lesson 2: Congruence
- Lesson 3: Research
- Lesson 4: Creative block
Module 5: Redrafting and Crafting Songs
- Lesson 1: Start with draft 1
- Lesson 2: Sharing an unfinished song
- Lesson 3: Adapting structure
- Lesson 4: Further crafting the lyric
- Lesson 5: How to understand if your song is finished
Module 6: Introduction to Co-Writing
- Lesson 1: Different approaches to co-writing
- Lesson 2: Advantages and pitfalls to collaboration
- Lesson 3: Advice of co-writing relationships
BEING FULLY CREATIVE
In this video Sophie Daniels talks about unlocking your creative potential as a songwriter.
UNDERSTANDING THE CREATIVE PROCESS
In this video Sophie Daniels covers the methodology we use for understanding the creative process.
CREATIVE PROCESS FAQ’S
In this video Sophie Daniels answers frequently asked questions about the creative process for songwriters.
Personalised 1-on-1 online instruction
1st August 2016 Enroll Now
- Private personalized 1-on-1 video lessons with an ICMP teacher.
- Personalized lesson plan
- 6 Week online course including HD videos and support materials
- Live online group workshops with your fellow students
- Student discussion forum
- Download all course materials
- Completion certificate
Songwriting: Creative Process was authored by successful songwriters and songwriting teachers Sophie Daniels, Tim Elsenburg and Jonathan Whiskerd. Together they have written for or or worked with Simon Cowell, Jamie Cullum, Westlife, Kelly Clarkson, Il Divo, Barbra Streisand, Joshua Blair (Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars), Paul Stanborough (Guy Chambers, Cathy Dennis), Bruce Hughes (Jason Mraz) and Will Hicks (Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen).
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