Mastering Metal Songwriting

Lesson 1 of 28

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Mastering Metal Songwriting

Lesson 1 of 28

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Lesson Info

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Well hello internet and welcome to creative alive this is mastering metal song writing with a levy on I wanted to let you know that we have just been getting ready so if you were ready to start watching the live broadcast at nine a m I want to thank you for sticking with us we're here coming to you live from seattle on I want to introduce you before we dive into ah before we dive into the content with ale I want to introduce you to the live in studio audience you can always be part of that live in studio audience by visiting creative live backslash front row and today we have aaron uh erin in the house why don't you just quickly tell us maybe uh where we can find you online and uh and then what you play while your instrument I play guitar in a band called seven horns and seven eyes assistance that's we're talking about metal song writing today you can hear some of the stuff I've written you just look at my band otherwise I'ma audio engineer so I produce and mix records so you can check...

out my website it's in visage audio dot com awesome and visage audio correct that's very cool thanks and don welcome how you doing this morning? I'm doing great awesome and we're glad you're here working we work can we find you online ah, my previous bands album you confined on survivalist metal that band camp dot com rockin what's the name of the band were survivalist. Very cool, very cool. Thanks on. So, like I said, you can always be part of the live in studio audience. Just visit creative, live, backslash front row and, uh, todd, good morning, how you doing? And I'm good. How are you? Good. You're going to complain later, right? So you're you're sitting in a sort of a student now you're a pseudo suit student, but you're really just going to shred leo, I'm just hanging out, not a student. He's, a master that's. Awesome. Well, I'm here, I'm here as a guest. I'm going to talk to you about song writing and whatnot. I play in a band called nails. You could find our website at our facebook is facebook dot com slash nails, oxnard. Um, cool.

Class Description

It’s easy for musicians to get so caught up in the latest gear, plugins, and presets, and forget that ultimately, it’s all about the music. Join Eyal Levi and special guests Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter), Todd Jones (Nails, Terror), and John Browne (Monuments) for an in-depth exploration of what it takes to craft great songs.

Eyal will share the tricks of the songwriting trade he’s learned over years of experience as a producer at Audiohammer Studios (The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, Whitechapel) and guitarist for Century Media/Roadrunner artists Daath. Throughout this two-day course, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the three core components of metal/rock songwriting. You’ll learn about basic song structure and riff-writing; melodies, leads, and vocals; and fine-tuning the arrangement to take your song from good to great. Eyal will be joined by special guests -- from musicians to producers and more -- who will empower you to take your songwriting to new heights.

Reviews

user 6f3d0a
 

Eyal and all the guests are awesome here and really provide a solid education on Songwriting and writing within the Metal genre. One thing that Eyal said that really struck a chord with me, was how Songwriting was being taught at the music school he dropped out of and how it was uninspiring. I completely and thoroughly agree. I own many, many books and videos on Songwriting and I cannot get past the first few pages because it doesn't speak to me and my needs as a Songwriter who is focused on writing Metal. I've been playing Guitar for 25 years now and this is the very first course I've seen that takes Metal songwriting seriously and as a subject worth studying. I would like to commend CreativeLive on having the guts to feature heavy music so prominently in their courses and thank them for helping us establish Metal as a more serious genre. One that is worthy of awards, praise, distinction and honor. In Metal and Strength, R. Ross Strength Keeper Songwriting/Guitars/Vocals/Arranging

Mike Lamb
 

This was a massively inspirational and incredibly helpful course. By the end of it I had a notebook full of incredibly useful tips and tricks, and I definitely plan a rewatch as soon as possible. I've been in bands writing songs for the better part of 15 years, but this has put a lot of focus on some of the corners I've cut or the areas where I've been lazy with the smaller details. No matter where you are in your songwriting you'll definitely benefit from this, and Eyal articulates everything in an engaging way and positive way. Even if you think you're a good songwriter, there's a tonne here you can benefit from. 10/10 - Thanks Eyal!

user 053d3f
 

This class was awesome ! Loved it from beginning to end. Learned allot, and walked away with stuff to keep learning. This is a great tool for anyone who enjoys song writing.