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Songwriting: Creative Lyric Writing Approaches
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Songwriting: Creative Lyric Writing Approaches is designed to give students of all experience and ability levels new, fresh and interesting ways to continue to develop lyrics.
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About This Course

Brought to you by the Academy of Music and Sound, this free course is intended to support both experienced songwriters and beginners alike, with fresh, new and exciting approaches to creating lyrical content.

Each week focuses on important elements of songwriting, featuring interviews, podcasts and activities. There are no assessed exams and no submissions necessary; although we encourage all students to participate in the group forums and interact with others studying the course; sharing work and giving and receiving feedback on ideas.


Students studying this course should have a basic knowledge of terminology used for song structure, although no prior education or experience is necessary. The only equipment needed is a writing pad and pen, a set of headphones/earphones and the energy and determination to improve lyrical output.

Frequently Asked Questions

What web browser should I use?

The Open edX platform works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 9 and above.

See our list of supported browsers for the most up-to-date information.

How much time should I commit to the course each week?

There are no time requirements or restrictions, but it is recommended you should be able to spend at least 3-4 hours a week on the course materials. Also you should ensure you can implement a regular 10 minute session, ideally first thing in the morning, to be able to practise automatic writing.

Enrollment is Closed