Using Poetry in Songwriting

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The songwriting process can begin either with a musical or a textual idea. This course explores how starting with text, such as a poem, can shape the creation of a song in powerful ways. Songwriter Emily Braden takes us on a songwriting journey, using her own compositions to demonstrate how to bring musical life to the words that inspire you.

  • Insights on how text can shape a song's rhythm and timing
  • Learn how to add music to poetry
  • Practical tips on text-based composition


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