Decoding Lyrics & Rhymes Oct 2020


The Patterns and Science Behind Today's Hits

October 2020 Masterclass Video

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

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.

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

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.

Price: $129 | Class Duration: 3:30

Your masterclass portal includes the video of the live masterclass, the presentation deck, and exclusive downloadable Hit Songs Deconstructed materials to assess your songs and optimize them for commercial success.


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