Do you write songs and often get stuck? We will help you get unstuck and write any time.
WHY IS THIS COURSE AWESOME?
Exclusive Launch Week Giveaway
Sweetwater is making this launch day unforgettable. Anybody that buys the full bundle within the first two weeks will be entered for a chance to win the ultimate “Songwriting Package” worth $3,000.
Additionally, we here at Spectre Academy and Spectre Digital are also going to provide that lucky winner with a selection of courses and plug-ins to get you up and running immediately. (A $1,600 value!)
This is an unprecedented prize package… you’ll have EVERYTHING you need to start writing and recording your own music.
Remember, this will only last for the initial two week launch, and you must purchase the full bundle in order to be entered into the raffle.
Are you ready to take your songwriting skills to the next level?
Our comprehensive songwriting course is designed to help you master the art of creating powerful and meaningful songs, no matter if you are an absolute beginner or a more advanced songwriter.
In this course, we will cover the three essential components of songwriting, Harmony, Melody and Lyrics.
We will also feature exclusive interviews and analyses from real songwriters to provide you with insights and perspectives from professionals in the industry.
Throughout the course, we will provide you with recommended reading, resources, tasks and assignments to help you continue your journey as a songwriter. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced songwriter, this course is designed to help you take your songwriting skills to the next level. So why wait? Get the course now and start writing songs today!
In the Harmony section, you will learn everything you need to know about chords, time signatures, and diatonic chords. We will explore various harmony patterns in different genres, including classic rock and metal, and teach you how to write lead sheets. We will also cover modulation, modal interchange, and chord scale voicings. By the end of this section, you will have a solid understanding of how harmony works and how to use it effectively in your songwriting.
In the Lyrics section, we will dive into the art of writing lyrics. We will teach you how to find inspiration and topics, as well as how to find and arrange words, phrases and lines. You will learn about different rhyming patterns and tools, and explore jingle writing as well as Ed Sheeran’s approach to lyrics. We will also cover classic rock and metal lyrics, as well as the infamous Vogon Poetry. By the end of this section, you will have a deep understanding of how to craft compelling and engaging lyrics.
In the Writing section, we will put all the pieces together and teach you how to write a complete song. We will cover basic ear training and learn how to build and develop phrases, as well as how to write melody to a given chord progression or chords to an existing melody line. We will also cover reharmonization. You will learn how to write on different instruments, such as piano and acoustic guitar, and how to start writing based on nothing but a drum track. By the end of this section, you will be able to write and arrange a complete song from start to finish.
Finally, our Real Writers section will feature exclusive interviews and analyses from real songwriters, including Jen Majura, Aaron English, Blair Borland, and Nessa Vans.
You will learn about their creative process and get insights into how they approach songwriting.
Need Help? Limited Group Training Is Available!
Do you feel that your songs just aren’t quite “there” yet and would like Henning and Rafael to help you further?
Well, you’re in luck! When you buy the Complete Guide to Songwriting bundle, you are eligible to sign up for Zoom sessions with Henning and Rafael.
100 people can sign up. This is on a first come, first serve basis. The call will be a group of 10 and last for 1 hour.
Okay, technically speaking, the Zoom session will be for 1 hour, but…
Knowing Henning and Rafael, it’ll be better if you book an entire afternoon with some coffee and snacks–because they will give each of you the time and opportunity you deserve to get your questions asked and answered! (In other words, these sessions will last a far longer than an hour… meaning it’s a ridiculously great value for you!)
As of right now, these sessions are extremely limited and there is no immediate plan to open up these group coaching sessions again after the initial launch of the course.
Meet Your Instructors - Henning Pauly & Rafael Cano
Henning has been writing songs for over 30 years now. He has written and produced a ton of albums. He studied Arranging and Sound Design at Berklee College of Music and graduated with honors (summa cum laude). He worked for 6 years in Los Angeles as a producer and jingle writer before moving back to Germany to continue as a producer before turning to his current adventures on his YouTube channel EytschPi42.
His own releases cover a wide range of styles, but he is best known for his progressive rock and metal work on albums from Frameshift (with James LaBrie and Sebastian Bach), Chain, Roswell Six (Steve Walsh from Kansas, Sass Jordan, Michael Sadler), Psychic for Radio, Shadow’s Mignon and Henning Pauly.
Rafael started writing his first songs more than 20 years ago. He is the band leader and singer of the indie rock band Campaign like Clockwork, with whom he won a lot of nationwide German band contests and played innumerable shows and festivals as well as a European tour.
Henning and Rafa met during the production of the Campaign like Clockwork album Neon For No One in 2008. They have worked, played, written, arranged and filmed together ever since. Their true friendship and equal enthusiasm for songwriting in all its forms make them a perfect screen team, providing you with just the right mix of in-depth knowledge and silly banter.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many hours of instruction are included in the Complete Songwriting Course Bundle?
Over 52 hours. Yep. Over 50 years of combined real-life, professional experience have been distilled into 52 hours of lessons so that you don’t have to wait this long to give your songs the treatment they deserve.
How are Henning Pauly and Rafael Cano qualified to teach songwriting?
Great question. In short, Henning went to Berklee and did a double major in Contemporary Writing and Production as well as Music Synthesis, graduating summa cum laude (with highest distinction), and worked in LA for years writing jingles professionally and writing/producing/publishing albums with well-known musicians and vocalists. Rafael is an experienced and published songwriter, singer and bandleader. Both are insane music theory nerds.
Am I able to buy each section individually or do I need to purchase the whole bundle?
You can buy the entire bundle (the best deal), but you can absolutely buy each section individually. No problem.
Is this only for a certain style of music?
No. This course covers multiple genres of music: singer/songwriter, classic rock, metal, pop, Disney, musicals, jingles etc. All examples of these genres were written by Henning and Rafael themselves just to prove to you that the techniques and tools presented in this course actually work!
Do I need any prior knowledge to get something out of the course?
NO. This course is just as much for beginners as it is for experienced musicians. The latter can probably skip a few lessons, but we pick you up at the beginning and guide you all the way to the most complex concepts.
What if I get stuck or need help?
When you buy the course, you are invited to join a private Facebook and Discord group where you can join hundreds of other course owners and all our instructors to ask any questions you might have and find help. You can even show any progress you are making and ask for feedback!
How is the course delivered?
Once you have bought the course, you can stream it all right from our website on our custom platform that lets you keep track of your progress. But if you’d rather download the videos for viewing later, you can do that too.