Songwriting Essentials

Learn the key elements of writing your original hit song! 

April 9 - 30, 2022


10AM-12PM Pacific
(1PM-3PM Eastern)
From infectious hooks to epic buildups, students will learn the anatomy of a hit song and how to arrange instruments and structure songs. With mentorship from our instructors, students will build lyrics, rhymes, and melodies over their original beats to compose a full-length song.

  • PC or Mac Computer
  • Windows 7 64-bit or Mac OS X 10.9. 2 or later.
  • 8 GB RAM
  • Free account on BandLab
Course Takeaway
Students will create lyrics, melodies, and harmonies to compose an original full-length song. 

  • Audio interface
  • MIDI controller
  • Headphones
  • Microphone
  • XLR cable
  • 1/4”TS Instrument cable

Course contents

Tyler Forrest

Songwriter, film composer, and music producer
About the Instructor
Tyler is a songwriter, film composer, and music producer located in Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Louisiana, Tyler was exposed to music at a young age and has been writing and producing music ever since he picked up his first guitar. He has written and produced music for TV, commercials, movies, and national radio. Recently, Tyler was the composer for Millennium Films’ action/comedy movie “Search and Destroy”. Tyler has always been driven by passion for the arts and music performance. Through persistence and constant exploration, that passion has turned into a career. “I go where the music takes me” is Tyler’s life motto.