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Mastering Metal Songwriting

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Eyal Levi

Mastering Metal Songwriting

Eyal Levi

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1. Day 1 Pre-Show

Lesson Info

Day 1 Pre-Show

Well, hello, Internet. And welcome to creative alive. This is Ah, 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 9 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, uh, before we dive into the content with a l. I want to introduce you to the live in studio audience. You can always be part of that live in studio audience by visiting creativelive backslash front row. And today we have Aaron Aaron in the house. Why don't you just quickly tell us, uh, maybe where we can find you online and, uh And then what? You play what your instrument is? I play guitar in a band called Seven Horns. Seven eyes. Since that's we're talking about metal song writing today, you can hear some of the stuff I've written. If you just look at my band, um, otherwise, I'm a audio engineer, so producing mixed...

records so you can check out my web site. It's in. Visage audio dot com. Awesome in 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. Where could we, uh, where can we find you Online, Don? Uh, my previous band's album. You confined on survivalist metal dot band camp dot com Rockin What's the name of the man? We're survivalist. Very cool. Very cool. Thanks on. So, like I said, you can always be part of Ah, the live in studio audience. Just visit creativelive backslash front row and, uh, Todd. Good morning. How you doing, man? 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 gonna shred me. 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 gonna be talking to Theo about song writing. What Not I play in a band called Nails. You could find our website at. Ah, our facebook is facebook dot com slash nails Oxnard. Um, that's a 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.

Class Materials

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Metal Songwriting Slides Session 1

Metal Songwriting Slides Session 2

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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!

Marco Ramírez

Great course, I have enjoyed it a lot and I'm sure I will come back to reinforce many of the concepts shown through the videos. Right now I'm good to go with ideas to apply to my songwriting skills and reinforce several concepts I already had developed prior to this course. This is a great lesson series... even for advanced musicians, anyone can get stuck in this wonderful world of writing and this course shows you tools to get out the best of this process.