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INSIDE THE HIT SONG MATRIX
Where Creativity and Science Intersect

Hit Song Arrangement

Saturday, July 11th | 11AM - 2:30PM | Online

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Join us for this workshop where we pull back the curtain on the patterns behind hit vocal melody and hit vocal delivery!

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

Due to the intimate nature of this workshop, there are limited seats available.

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?

This workshop will take a deep dive into the science behind how today’s hits are strategically arranged to heighten the listener’s emotional connection to the song and keep audiences coming back for more.

Earworm melodies and stellar lyrics are only part of the equation when it comes to crafting hits that compete at the highest levels. Today’s hitmakers know that in order for a song to stand out on the hit song stage, it needs a methodically and strategically structured instrumental and vocal arrangement to seal the deal.

Using the Hit Songs Deconstructed Five Pillars of Hit Song Arrangement, and in-depth case studies, you’ll gain unique insight into how today’s biggest hitmakers structure and arrange their songs for maximum impact.

This hands-on, interactive online workshop will cover:

  • Techniques for create an engaging energy flow that keeps your listeners engaged from start to finish
  • Strategically balancing repetition and contrast both within and across song sections
  • Creative use of genre fusion to bolster your song’s impact while, at the same time, helping it connect with diverse audiences
  • Creating standout, attention-grabbing moments throughout the song by using S.I.A. (section impact accentuator) techniques
  • Current trends, techniques and best practices for maximizing audience connection value and engagement
  • And much more!

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 scientific musical data 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.

Inside the Hit Song Matrix 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.

Limited Seats Available

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

Classes are between 2 - 3 hours long and take place online on Saturdays at 11AM EST on March 14, March 28, April 11, April 25, May 9, and May 23.

In between classes you will be asked to apply the techniques you learned to optimize the impact of one of your original songs.

Videos of each class will be made available to participants following each masterclass segment.

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.

To attain the knowledge and skill required for continued commercial success, you have to treat your writing and producing like a business.

This means that you need to put in the time. You need to be disciplined. You need to continuously hone your craft, whether you feel inspired to or not. You need to stay in tune with how today’s music scene is evolving. And, most importantly, you need to understand how your music connects with your listeners.

By attending this masterclass, you'll come away with new insights, tools, and techniques that you can immediately apply to your own songwriting and producing.

Videos of the class will be made available to participants following each masterclass segment.

This means that you need to put in the time. You need to be disciplined. You need to continuously hone your craft, whether you feel inspired to or not. You need to stay in tune with how today’s music scene is evolving. And, most importantly, you need to understand how your music connects with your listeners.

Inside the Hit Song Matrix 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
• You are willing to devote time to virtually collaborate with other participants in between classes to apply the techniques covered

There are no shortcuts. But if you put the time into applying what you learn during this masterclass, you will take your writing and producing skills to the next level, regardless of the genre you’re working in.

"It has really helped with our writing and arranging. The leap we have taken has led our music to be playlisted at the Yankees, Islanders and also MSG! Crazy for an unsigned Irish band!"

Through an array of current Hot 100 Top 10 hit case studies, we will examine some of the most effective techniques that have been making hits so successful, independent of genre or the artist employing them.

Maximize Your Creativity with Tools and Techniques
from Today’s Hits that Have Stood the Test of Time!

Ever get that song stuck in your head and you don’t know why? Well, there's a very good reason. The human brain is conditioned to react in a certain way to certain things, and today's hitmakers know that. During this workshop, we are going to pull back the curtain on tried and true techniques for connecting with wide-spread audiences and keep them coming back for more.

Critical listening exercises are at the core of this workshop. Together, we will listen to examples from recent and past hits, deconstruct the techniques being utilized, and analyze why they are so effective.

You'll come away with new insights, tools, and techniques that you can immediately apply to your own songwriting and producing.

At the conclusion of each segment, there will be ample time for your questions.

Videos of all workshop segments will be made available following the workshop.

Join us for this masterclass where we pull back the curtain on the patterns behind today’s hits and the techniques being used by today's hitmakers.

Tyson Harding - Songwriter/Guitarist for Skyfever

Learn how to combine your unique creativity with the proven techniques today’s hitmakers are using to connect with wide-spread audiences and keep them coming back for more!

This live, online masterclass takes place over a 5-month period on Saturdays at 11AM EST.