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Become a Songwriter

Ready to express yourself through song or improve your songwriting craft? Transform ideas and emotions into melody and prose with this learning path, and explore music theory, songwriting best practices, and tips for managing your songwriting career.
Learn the fundamentals of music theory.
Explore the ins and outs of the music business.
Practice using the best digital audio workstations (DAW).
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23 Hours of expert-created video tutorials
Practice to reinforce what you learned
Certify your achievement
Advance your career
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course illustration for Write Think and Act Like a Professional Songwriter
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course illustration for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz: 1 The Big Picture
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course illustration for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz: 2 Making Great Music
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course illustration for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz: 3 Treating Your Career as a Business
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course illustration for An Insider's Guide to Today's Music Biz: 4 Building a Professional Team
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