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Mastering Metal Songwriting

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Day 1 Wrap-Up

Eyal Levi

Mastering Metal Songwriting

Eyal Levi

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15. Day 1 Wrap-Up

Lesson Info

Day 1 Wrap-Up

So we're gonna do one section that's gonna be, like, hard core just exercises to break out of this stuff, like we've done like, a lot of conceptual stuff. And honestly, I think that writing is more more about concept than, uh, then exercises anyway, So that's goes. But anyways, we're gonna do maybe about an hour that just like you have this problem, just try this. Um, this probably can't think of where to go next to give this a shot. Five easy solutions to hits on and then way are going. Teoh, hang out with John Brown for monuments for a couple of segments. And, uh, basically the whole idea behind that is we're gonna dissect his progressive style, basically show that the songs are still written exactly like anybody else's. They're just note here. But for people who play progressive music and think they need to write 18 million parts or in a show that they're wrong. Well, the easy keys and then we have Pat coming into Yeah, that's a surprise. I've got a dude from the pop world who write...

s professionally in pop skyping in Teoh Talk for a little while about how similar pop is toe all this. So that's awesome to be pretty, uh, action packed, action packed adventure. Well, you heard it from Ailes. Thank you so much for today, man. It was awesome. And thank you, Ryan, for being here and to the other live in studio members. If you ever do want to be part of the live in studio audience here, you can do that by visiting creativelive back slash front row. And there's all the information in there that you need. Teoh actually show up and be part of the live course. So I really want to think metal underground for submitting their song submissions that we could critique today. That was really cool to get to hear some up and coming musicians get some tips from seasoned pros. That's pretty neat opportunity as well. People are loving the course to mark Zero says all jokes aside, this pretty insightful into the mind of a well respected producer. Oh, my gosh. I'm enjoying this so much. I need a course like this every single week. So the reality eyes every single week. You should probably use them some writing thing every single week. You heard it. Mark Zero. That's that's out. Nails tip to you

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.