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DECODING HOOKS

The Patterns and Science Behind Today's Hits

Saturday, December 12th | 11AM - 2 PM ET | Online

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 special edition masterclass where we take a deep dive into all things hooks!

This hands-on, interactive workshop will provide you with unique insight into the science and patterns behind hit song hook development, arrangement and delivery.

Using the Hit Songs Deconstructed 5 Pillars of Hit Song Hooks, and presented through an array of in-depth classic and current hit case studies, this masterclass will cover:

  • Structuring highly engaging vocal, lyrical and instrumental hooks
  • The most popular and effective in-section and cross-section hook techniques
  • Strategically arranging hooks so that they shine and connect with ease
  • Developing and reinforcing hooks in fresh and clever ways
  • Structuring your chorus and post-chorus “hook centers” for maximum impact
  • And much more!

This masterclass will provide you with a new lens through which to objectively assess your music for maximum impact. You’ll also gain access to new tools that you can immediately start using to start crafting and arranging infectious, stuck-in-your-head hooks that will help your songs stand out on the hit song stage.

How will you benefit from this workshop?

At the end of this workshop, 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

Limited seats available.

Your Host

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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.

Decoding Hooks 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' 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

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

Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO Subscribers get 10% off this event. PREMIERE and SELECT subscribers receive complimentary admission. Click here to request your discount code.

Limited Seats Available

Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Your registration includes the live, online three-hour workshop, Q&A throughout the workshop, 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 workshop.