A Case Study on Hit Song Narrative Structure
In any hit, a strategically structured narrative is paramount to leading the listener through the song in a highly engaging, satisfying, and ultimately memorable manner.
This video case study will take you on a deep dive into Drivers License’s the narrative flow.
“Even though I’ve been writing professionally for over ten years, I’ve found several nuggets of gold that have improved my writing already.”
Hit Songwriter, Producer, Artist One Direction, 5 Seconds of Summer, Scouting for Girls
“It’s amazing ! The depth of your analysis, the techniques you covered, the practical tools you provided us with, and the level of professionalism of each masterclass. I’m really honored and profoundly grateful for all I learned from you.”
Healer Composer, Tony Allen, Oxmo Puccino, Damon Albarn, Ghetto Blaster
“As a songwriter and educator, I am truly impressed with the scientific approach that HSD has employed in the forensic breakdown of the process of writing Hit Songs. The results of this investigation have provided me with a unique insight into the creation of these works. Well done HSD for providing the songwriting community with invaluable information and analysis.”
Songwriter/Broadcaster/Industry Consultant/Director of MA Songwriting Irish World Academy University of Limerick, Board Member Music Network Ireland
“For those of you concerned about producing and writing hit songs while staying current, this masterclass is for you. Wonderful insight into what makes these current hit songs appeal so well to the artists audience.”
“What a class! Even as an avid student (and teacher) of theory and musical analysis, I had never seen the granular and global view to a song that Hit Songs Deconstructed presents. Highly recommended!!!”
Singer/songwriter, music instructor
“The detailed dissection of the songs reveals the science and art of pop production.”
“The course is so packed full of useful details that I will be referring to it again and again during my future songwriting work.”
Rock singer and songwriter
“The amount of in-depth analysis is staggering. It’s really opened my eyes to the tricks and techniques needed to craft current hits.”
“These are not just songwriting tips and tricks; these workshops are a masterclass in hit songwriting.”
“HSD provides a great platform for breaking down various aspects of the creative process in the making of a hit song. Powerful tool for learning hit songwriting, production techniques and trends.”
“I can’t say enough about how much you can learn in these workshops. There is something in there for anyone who writes or records to learn. I highly recommend checking them out, it will make you rethink any work you have done in the past and going forward.”
Dudley Singer/ Songwriter/ Performer/ R Club Productions Inc.
“The same day after attending my first workshop I was able to easily understand and fix my melody, and now my song is so much easier to sing and more memorable. Thank you Hit Songs Deconstructed!”
ASCAP songwriter and producer at Iplaydat Music
“Amazing workshop. Spot on with the analysis and relevant to any music theory, composer, songwriter, or producer in the game now. Bravo!”
Producer, Young M.A., Chris Brown, Lil Wayne
“This workshop teaches you how to create memorable and impressive vocal lines while still preserving your unique voice and artistry.”
“This was one of the most thorough, well-presented and thought out master classes on pop writing I have ever experienced. ”
Grammy nominated musician, film composer, producer and arranger, Prince, Elvis Costello, Miley Cyrus, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Akon, Wu Tang Clan, DJ Premiere, Guru
“Thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop! Jam packed full of information. Presented in an easy to understand way with case studies to illustrate the points made. Highly recommended!
“For those of you concerned about producing and writing hits songs while staying current, this masterclass is for you. Wonderful insight into what makes these current hit songs appeal so well to the artists audience.”
“Brilliant analysis of hit songs with a scientific foundation!”
“The masterclass was so informative! Seeing what I usually hear in a visual form really solidifies things. I love the multiple visual explanations!”
Singer, songwriter, live sound engineer, auctioneer, CEO of Sound Barn Publishing
“This was one of the most pivotal online classes I have ever taken. I have been writing songs for years and, although I focus on the story and the method of rhymes, I had no idea what I was missing.”