Take Your Free Songwriting Course

In this free abridged course experience, Berklee Online author Pat Pattison provides exclusive educational content that will sharpen your lyrical skills and change the way you marry words and melody in your songwriting. Matching lyrics and melody communicates your ideas smoothly and naturally, giving your listeners easy access to the feelings you created when you wrote your song. It gives them an entry to your intent.

Through video lectures and quizzes, you’ll learn:

  • Song Form
  • Rhyme Scheme
  • Rhythm, Phrasing, and Syllables
  • Developing an Idea from the Title
  • Point of View
  • Prosody
  • Lengths of Lines
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Berklee Online is Berklee College of Music's Online School

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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.

Like-Minded Classmates


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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