If you dream of producing finished songs, from an initial spark of inspiration to polished, professional recordings, you’ve come to the right place!
Our “SongCraft Pro” program is designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills to not only write compelling songs but also produce them to a studio-quality standard. Whether you’re a lyricist with a passion for melodies or a producer with a knack for crafting music, this comprehensive program is your pathway to artistic excellence.
🎶 Unlocking Your Inner Songwriter: Crafting Melodies and Lyrics That Resonate
- Songwriting Foundations: Understanding songwriting, including the structure of a song, common chord progressions, and different songwriting styles.
- Lyric Writing: Learn how to craft compelling and evocative lyrics that connect with your audience on a deep emotional level.
- Melody and Harmony: Explore the art of creating captivating melodies and harmonies that make your songs unforgettable.
- Song Structure: Dive into the various song structures, such as verse-chorus, bridge, and more, to give your songs a sense of progression and intrigue.
- Music Theory for Songwriters: Discover essential music theory concepts that will empower you to experiment with different musical elements in your compositions.
- Inspiration and Creativity: Unleash your creativity with exercises and techniques that help you overcome writer’s block and generate fresh ideas.
- Feedback and Collaboration: Share your work with fellow songwriters in the class, receive constructive feedback, and explore opportunities for collaboration.
🎛️ Songcraft to Soundcraft: Vocal & Music Production for Songwriters
- Songwriting and Production Synergy: Learn how to produce music that complements your songwriting, enhancing the emotional impact of your masterpiece.
- Music Production Fundamentals: Get hands-on experience with industry-standard Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).
- Instrumentation and Sound Design: Explore the art of selecting instruments and crafting unique sounds to elevate your compositions.
- Arrangement and Orchestration: Discover advanced techniques for arranging and orchestrating your songs.
- Studio: Understand studio etiquette and best practices for capturing your best performances.
- Recording: Master studio and home recording setups, even on a budget.
- Vocal Producing: Learn how to enhance vocal performances to convey emotion and impact.
- Vocal Production: Craft your vocal recordings with compiling tricks and processing to professional standards.
- Mixing & Mastering Learn the art of mixing and Mastering to achieve clear, cohesive, and radio-ready sound for your music.
🔊 Soundtrack to Success: Setting You Up for What’s Next
- Collaboration: Collaborate with fellow songwriters and producers to refine your skills for external co-writes in the future.
- Feedback: Receive constructive feedback and expert guidance on your work.
- Music Marketplace: Navigate copyright, publishing, labels, licensing, and distribution.
- Entrepreneurship and Promotion: Develop strategies to promote and expose your music effectively.
🎓 Who Should Attend?
- Aspiring or established songwriters, lyricists, and composers looking to produce their own music.
- Aspiring or established music producers seeking to enhance their songwriting skills.
- Musicians and artists aiming to have creative control over their music.
- Anyone with a passion for music and a desire to take their creative ideas to the next level.
Thanks to our exclusive licensing partnerships, we have assembled a range of specialized assets: synthesizers, effects, and samples for Garnish Academy and Producer Program students. These instruments and sounds allow us to teach producers, side by side, using the same sets of expanded resources. Our constantly evolving license-partners and content producers add thousands of dollars to the value of these courses. Many of these products are yours to keep. Others are free to use while you learn and are then eligible for exclusive upgrades at a fraction of their regular price.
We have our very own boutique sample label. Garnish students get all of our packs (mostly written and produced by Garnish instructors) for free, and an exclusive pack just for Garnish students not sold on the site! It’s recorded individual keys from Mark Ronson’s Mellotron M4000D, which our label chief Zack Johnson meticulously recorded in Mark’s studio in Hollywood. Thank you Zack and Mark!
In-person students only: Most learners these days prefer to use their own laptops on our courses, so their set-up is customized for their workflow, and they have their project exactly as they left it in class to work on at home. So we made the course more affordable, but added a $150 supplement for learners who wish to hire an iMac loaded with software. Please ensure you book an iMac when you book your course if you need one, as we have more spots than iMacs. Controller keyboards, and headphones are always provided for everyone.