Chapter One

The Power of Song

The marriage of music and language has created a conduit, a well-spring for human expression. Beyond songwriting, few artistic forms are more capable of perfectly expressing the range and complexity of the human condition.

The power of song takes many forms. From the ceremonial to the celebrational, from the contemplative to the expressive. As humans we continue to identify culturally, mark our most powerful rituals with, and attach our most poignant memories to songs.

Once you’re acquainted with these few basic concepts, they will help guide you to a deeper understanding of the songwriting craft.


Chapter 1: Power of Song

Chapter 2: Evolution of Song

Chapter 3: Song Structure

Chapter 4: Basics of Rhythm

Chapter 5: Intervals

Chapter 6: Identifying Values

Chapter 7: Drama

Coming Soon!

Chapter 8: The Pocket

Chapter 9: Lyric Writing

Chapter 10: Engagement

Chapter 11: Lyric Phrasing

Chapter 12: The Process