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Hit Songs Deconstructed Mastery VIRTUAL Workshop: Writing, Producing & Thinking with a Hit Song Mentality

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

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Early Bird Rate Oct 1, 2017 $249.00 $7.22
Regular Price to Attend Not Started $299.00 $8.47

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Take a deep dive into the trends and techniques behind today's hit songs, with a special focus on Max Martin!

A 2-Day Live, Virtual and Interactive Workshop

October 20 & 21, 2017: 11:00 AM EDT - 2:00 PM EDT 

Using the Hit Songs Deconstructed methodology, you will gain insight into the what, how and why behind the songs that land in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with a special focus on Max Martin hits.

The songwriting and production techniques covered will be conveyed in a practical manner through a combination of charts, graphs, notation, commentary, and of course lots of listening. Advanced knowledge of music theory is not required, however, a basic understanding of songwriting is highly recommended. At the conclusion of each segment, there will be ample time for your questions.

By attending this webinar you will develop your critical listening skills and attain a deeper understanding of the trends and techniques relative to today’s hits in order to take your craft to the next level.


Led by Hit Songs Deconstructed founder David Penn, the workshop will cover:

  • Current Trends: The state of the mainstream music scene at the compositional level

  • Hit Song Structure: The most popular song forms and why they work

  • Bookending Techniques: Methods for instantly hooking the listener in and leaving them wanting more

  • "D" Sections: What they are, why the're important, and how to implement them

  • Post Choruses: Types, implementation, and why they're so important

  • Infectious Hooks: Structure, types, and development

  • Sectional Hybrids: Maximizing impact and engagement by fusing elements from multiple sections into one over-the-top section

  • Dynamic Flow: Methods for taking the listener on an exciting and engaging ride

  • Genre Fusion: Creating unique and wide-reaching songs

  • Hit Song Vocals: Melody, structure, production techniques and duets

  • Lyrics: Narrative structure, nonsense lyrics, song titles, and the unique spin

  • Clever Elements & WOW Factors: Techniques that put songs over-the-top

And much more! 


Who will benefit from attending this workshop?

  • Songwriters looking to connect with the widest possible audience while remaining true to their own unique vision

  • Producers who want cutting edge methods to shape songs into hits

  • A&R and Music Industry Professionals looking to expand their understanding of the latest hit songwriting trends and the what, how, and why behind them

  • Instrumentalists who want to cross over to writing and producing popular music

 

YOUR REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • Online workshop led by David Penn, Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Hit Songs Deconstructed.

  • PDF of all Workshop Materials

  • One-month subscription to Hit Songs Deconstructed PRO

As a songwriter, producer, creative or A&R involved in today’s rapidly evolving music scene, it is of the utmost importance to understand both the craft and trends behind today’s hit songs. 

This intensive webinar will get you writing, producing, and thinking with a hit song mentality. 

 

Have questions about Hit Songs Deconstructed Mastery VIRTUAL Workshop: Writing, Producing & Thinking with a Hit Song Mentality? Contact Hit Songs Deconstructed

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM - Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM (EDT)


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Hit Songs Deconstructed

Hit Songs Deconstructed is the #1 Source for Hit Songwriting Analysis and Trends. 

We provide up-to-date data and analysis on the current state of the mainstream music scene at the compositional level by tracking the compositional characteristics and production techniques in the songs that land in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. 

Songwriters, producers, music industry professionals and universities around the world rely on our in-depth reports and IMMERSION searchable database to research, discover, and understand the characteristics and trends behind today’s hits, and make informed decisions in a fast-changing musical landscape.

 

“It is such a great tool that I’m showcasing it in live forums at Berklee College of Music and looking forward to integrating it into the songwriting and music production curriculums.”

-Prince Charles Alexander, Grammy Award-Winning Producer, Audio Engineer, Recording Artist and Professor, Music Production and Engineering, Berklee College of Music

 

“I am honestly blown away by the amount of information you provide on each of these songs, practically like a thesis deserving of a degree. From a songwriting standpoint, so much of this information is so helpful, and the time saving benefits are enormous.”

-KC Porter, Grammy winning producer/songwriter/recording artist, Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin, Ozomatli, Boyz II Men, Selena

 

“It’s an amazing tool—and one I highly recommend to my students and collaborators throughout the world.”

-Jason Blume, Songwriter w/50 million album sales / top-selling author, Billboard Books

 

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