Get Inside the Hit Song Matrix
and Discover the Patterns and Science Behind Today's Hits

Saturday, April 17th | 11AM - 2:00PM ET | A Live Online Masterclass

What People Are Saying About Hit Songs Deconstructed Workshops

Today’s hitmakers understand that
great music is made where art and science meet.

That’s why they combine their unique creativity with tried and true techniques for arranging their songs, composing earworm melodies, and writing lyrics that connect with widespread audiences.

If you want to compete at the highest levels, you need start using them too.

Sometimes you just can’t get a song out of your head…
want to know why?

Join us for this masterclass where we pull back the curtain on the science and patterns behind today's hit song lyrics and rhymes, and the techniques that bring them to life!

While a stellar melody is an incredibly important component of any pop hit, it’s only half of the equation when it comes to hit song vocals. Without an intriguing narrative, engaging lyrics and a methodically structured rhyme scheme, a song will never realize its full potential.
Using the Hit Songs Deconstructed methodology, the Five Pillars of Hit Song Lyrics, and an array of in-depth case studies, this masterclass will provide you with unique insight into how today’s hitmakers lyrically craft their songs.
This masterclass will cover:
- Creating a strategically structured narrative designed to keep the listener engaged from start to finish
- Heightening memorability through methodically structured rhyme schemes
- Bolstering the impact of your storyline through the use of the A.I.D.E. principle (action, imagery, detail, emotion)
- The strategic use of attention-grabbing opening lines, clever lyricism and nonsense lyrics to take engagement to the next level
- Writing lyrics that connect with both your target audience AND the artist
- And much more!
How will you benefit from this masterclass?
This masterclass will provide you with a new lens through which to objectively assess your lyrics and rhymes for maximum impact, techniques to write lyrics that connect and resonate with your target audiences, and tools to channel your creativity into songs that can compete at the highest levels.
At the end of this masterclass, you will walk away with:
- Unique insight into the lyrical patterns that shape today’s biggest hits
- A toolbox of proven techniques that will help take your lyric writing to the next level
- A new approach to your writing process that combines your unique creativity with a methodical approach to maximize the impact of your songs
- Templates of Hit Songs Deconstructed’s tried and true Narrative and Rhyme Tables that will allow you to quickly and decisively evaluate your lyrics’ strengths and weaknesses through an objective lens

Decoding Hit Song Lyrics & Rhymes is for you if:

- You want to compete at the highest levels and attain continued commercial success
- You want new tools to evaluate your songs' lyrics strengths and weaknesses and help prime them for maximum impact
- You are ready to take the leap and combine your unique creativity with a little bit of science

Limited seats available.

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David Penn
Co-Founder, Hit Songs Deconstructed

David is a recognized expert in the craft and trends behind hit songs and has been featured by Billboard, Variety, Music Week, Canadian Musician Radio, BMI, Financial Times, and the Economist, to name a few. He also regularly guest lectures at top universities such as Berklee College of Music, NYU, and Frost School of Music, as well as at industry events such as Music Biz, DIY Musician Conference and others.

A music connoisseur of all time periods and genres, he is a “go-to” consultant for songwriters, producers, publishers and labels.

Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need advanced knowledge of music theory to understand what is being taught?
While a basic understanding of music is highly recommended, you do not need advanced music theory knowledge in order to attend.
What level of songwriting knowledge do I need?
A solid foundation in the basic craft of songwriting is strongly recommended.
Who is this meant for?
Songwriters, producers, instrumentalists and A&R/Music Industry Professionals who have the goal of being involved in today’s mainstream music scene.
What is the basis for the material covered?
We will focus on the songs that land in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, because they are the most successful. Examples and case studies span an array of genres.
How will the material be conveyed?
The presentation will feature a combination of audio examples, graphs, charts, and commentary to illustrate principals and techniques
What does my registration include?
Your registration includes four live workshop with plenty of time for Q&A, a copy of the presentation deck, exclusive Hit Songs Deconstructed materials to assess your songs and optimize them for commercial success, access to HSD-Connect, the invitation-only Hit Songs Deconstructed community and network, and access to the masterclass video.

Your registration includes the live masterclass, Q&A throughout the masterclass, the presentation deck, and exclusive Hit Songs Deconstructed materials to assess your songs and optimize them for commercial success. A video of the class will also be made available to participants following the masterclass.

Limited Seats Available

By applying the techniques you learn during this masterclass to your music, you will take your lyric writing to the next level, regardless of the genre you’re working in.

Registration Price: $129 | Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Subscribers get 10% off this event.
SELECT AND PREMIER subscribers receive complimentary admission.
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