Songwriting Handbook

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As the largest provider of worldwide music education, Berklee Online can help strengthen your songwriting skills through our award-winning courses, certificates, and bachelor’s degree program. Sign up now to download a free handbook featuring lessons pulled directly from Berklee Online’s 12-week songwriting courses, authored by the same instructors who teach at Berklee College of Music.

Berklee Online Offers:

  • Beginner to graduate-level courses including Commercial Songwriting Techniques, Songwriting: Writing Hit Songs, and Songwriting: Melody
  • Certificate programs in Songwriting, Lyric Writing, and Writing and Producing Music
  • Bachelor’s degree programs in Songwriting, Songwriting and Producing Music, and more
  • Master’s degree programs

Fully accredited, Berklee Online is the renowned curriculum of Berklee College of Music at a fraction of the cost of the campus experience. Whether you’re interested in transferring in or out, Berklee Online ensures you get credit where it’s deserved with our generous transfer policy. Discover how Berklee Online can help you hone your craft to write songs fearlessly.

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Earn your degree at a cost that's 64% less than campus tuition and graduate with a professional portfolio that will prepare you for a career in many areas of music.

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Berklee Online instructors have managed, produced, and engineered hundreds of artists and records and have received numerous industry awards.

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Our student body includes working professionals, executives at industry-leading technology and business firms, and members of internationally known acts like Nine Inch Nails, Dave Matthews Band, and Sugarland.

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