TAYLOR SWIFT HITS
Join us for this one-of-a-kind masterclass and take a deep dive into the techniques that bring Swift's lyrics, melodies and hooks to life!
A Live Online Masterclass | Limited spots available.
You'll gain a treasure trove of tools, techniques and insights that you can immediately start using to elevate your craft!
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Taylor Swift has been captivating audiences for nearly two decades with her remarkable talent, intriguing and relatable lyrics, and infectious melodies.
A master at artistic reinvention and musical versatility, she is one of the few artists that have consistently remained relevant within an ever-changing musical landscape while at the same time remaining true to her artistry and creative vision. Since she burst onto the music scene in 2006 at just 16, she's landed nearly 50 Hot 100 top 10s with 10 reaching the coveted top spot.
How does she do it?
The Taylor Swift Hits Deconstructed masterclass takes you on a unique journey into how this iconic singer-songwriter has evolved over the course of her career and provides you with unique, unprecedented insight into the masterful songwriting techniques she used to craft her nearly 50 Hot 100 top 10 hits.
Using Hit Songs Deconstructed's acclaimed methodologies to analyze her biggest hits, we begin with an overview of how her sound and style have evolved over the years and then dive deep into her:
Here you will learn how Taylor Swift hits are structured from intro to outro. What are the most common and effective forms she uses? When and why does she deviate?
It goes without saying that Taylor Swift is a master when it comes to the art of storytelling. Her lyrics are intriguing yet easy-to-grasp, personal yet universal, and always compelling. Here you will learn an array of lyricism, narrative structure, and rhyme techniques that Swift uses in her hits and how to apply them to your own songs to take them to the next level.
Delivering Swift’s masterful lyrics are irresistible melodies that are impossible to shake off. You will learn how Swift and her array of A-list collaborators, such as Mr. Melodic Math, Max Martin, effectively create and structure melodies within and across sections to heighten both catchiness and the listener’s emotional connection with the lyrics.
At the core of every Taylor Swift hit is one or more super-infectious vocal and instrumental hooks. You will learn all the most effective “hook dressing” techniques she uses to turn catchy melodies into earworm hooks and how they’re expertly arranged both within and across sections to ensure they get fully ingrained in the listener’s mind without ever waring out their welcome.
Your Masterclass Includes
Plus you get over $200 in bonus materials!
When you sign up for this masterclass you'll gain immediate access to:
About this masterclass
Hit Songs Deconstructed's acclaimed methodologies for analyzing popular music are used by music creators, the music industry, and academia worldwide.
Leading universities such as Berklee College of Music, USC Thornton School of Music, Frost School of Music, NYU | TISCH, Belmont University, Middle Tennessee State University, and Columbia College Chicago, to name a few, use Hit Songs Deconstructed as a resource for their popular music programs.
Hit Songs Deconstructed has performed in-depth analyses of every single one of Taylor Swift's Hot 100 top 10 hits and has published in-depth reports on the craft behind them.
Your Workshop Instructor
Co-Founder, Hit Songs Deconstructed
David Penn is the co-founder of Hit Songs Deconstructed. David developed the Hit Songs Deconstructed methodologies for analyzing popular music and is a recognized expert in the craft and trends behind hit songs.
He has been featured in an array of podcasts and articles published by Billboard, Variety, Music Week, BMI, Financial Times, and the Economist, to name a few, and regularly guest lectures at top universities such as Berklee College of Music, NYU, Frost School of Music, and SAE Institute, to name a few.
David actively consults with major labels and publishers, and coaches both aspiring and established songwriters and producers.
In addition to gaining unprecedented insight into Taylor Swift’s songwriting and artistry, you will come away with a treasure trove of tools, techniques and insights that will instantly elevate your craft and help you deliver your unique voice in the most profound manner possible.
Artists, songwriters, producers, and music industry professionals who want to learn the masterful craft behind one of today’s most iconic and prolific singer-songwriters.
A solid foundation in the basic craft of songwriting and music theory is highly recommended.
Taylor Swift's Hot 100 top 10 hits.
Hit Songs Deconstructed masterclasses are taught with a combination of audio examples, graphs, charts, commentary, and Logic Pro sessions to illustrate principles and techniques.
Active listening exercises are at the core our masterclasses, so make sure you watch the masterclass with high quality audio/headphones.
Your masterclass includes:
- The live masterclass with plenty of time for Q&A
- Video recordings of the masterclass
- A PDF with definitions for all the techniques referenced throughout the masterclass
- A PDF with all the masterclass content
- A Spotify playlist with all of the songs referenced throughout the masterclass
Bonus materials include:
- A 100+ page report analyzing the songwriting and production techniques used in "Cruel Summer" (value of $124)
- A Logic project template for "Cruel Summer (value of $99)
- After the masterclass you get an exclusive report on Taylor Swifts #1s (value of $149)!
You will have unlimited access to the video and masterclass materials.
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Our last songwriter/artist focused masterclass was Max Martin Hits Deconstructed.
Here's what people had to say:
A superbly organized and heavily detailed study of all things Max.
Andy Karp // Partner, Artist Haven
Provides a lot of in-depth analysis, which is very valuable. Will definitely gear your mindset for top hits.
Sandy Chen // Songwriter, Warner Chappell Music
Very valuable and thought-provoking, with lots of interesting detail and charting!
Donna Wintergreen // Lyricist
Great masterclass with a lot of in-depth information that's very relevant for the modern songwriter! David Penn knows how the present and makes it accesible and understandable for everyone.
Tjeerd van Aanen // Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam
I was blown away by the Max Martin Hits masterclass. So thorough and insightful - a great blend of theory and art.
Amy Sky // Recording Artist/Songwriter/Producer
Invaluable insights into the methods of the world's greatest commercial songwriter.
Steve Leslie, // Songwriter/Producer
As a longtime songwriter, I learned new things and valuable tips and tricks.
Gerald O'Brien, // Producer/Songwriter/Composer
Delved much deeper into melodic math than I anticipated.
Jules Lai, // Songwriter