Mastering Metal Songwriting

with Eyal Levi

Mastering Metal Songwriting
Free Preview: The Right Album Lineup
Free Preview: The Right Album Lineup
Learn how to order the songs on your album to give it flow and dynamics.

learn the most important components of metal/rock songwriting.

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.

Instructor

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Eyal Levi

Eyal Levi is a critically acclaimed guitarist, composer, producer, and engineer.Born into a musical family, Eyal was already playing violin and piano by the age of three, and composed his first symphonic work when he was just seventeen. In 1999… more...
  • bonus material with purchase

      Metal Songwriting Slides Session 1.pdf
      Metal Songwriting Slides Session 2.pdf
  • Day 1 (15 Videos)

    • Segment 1 - 13 Pre-Show
      02:20
      Segment 1 - 13 Pre-Show
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    • Segment 1 - Course Introduction
      20:55
      Segment 1 - Course Introduction
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    • Segment 2 - Be Self Critical
      25:33
      Segment 2 - Be Self Critical
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    • Segment 3 - Remove Creative Barriers
      23:59
      Segment 3 - Remove Creative Barriers
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    • Segment 4 - Warming Up Your Brain
      17:43
      Segment 4 - Warming Up Your Brain
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    • Segment 5 - Defining a Riff with Todd Jones
      21:16
      Segment 5 - Defining a Riff with Todd Jones
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    • Segment 6 - Using Key Changes
      23:05
      Segment 6 - Using Key Changes
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    • Free Preview: The Right Album Lineup
      30:58
      Free Preview: The Right Album Lineup
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    • Segment 8 - Inspiration with Ryan Clark
      17:49
      Segment 8 - Inspiration with Ryan Clark
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    • Segment 9 - The Right Hook
      23:22
      Segment 9 - The Right Hook
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    • Segment 10 - Influences VS Stealing
      23:26
      Segment 10 - Influences VS Stealing
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    • Segment 11 - Metal Underground Submission Critiques
      36:23
      Segment 11 - Metal Underground Submission Critiques
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    • Segment 12 - Busting Writer's Block
      19:14
      Segment 12 - Busting Writer's Block
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    • Segment 13 - Making Transitions
      17:31
      Segment 13 - Making Transitions
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    • Segment 1 - 13 Wrap-Up
      02:44
      Segment 1 - 13 Wrap-Up
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  • Day 2 (13 Videos)

    • Segment 14 - 24 Pre-Show
      09:07
      Segment 14 - 24 Pre-Show
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    • Segment 14 - EZKEYS: Basics
      30:57
      Segment 14 - EZKEYS: Basics
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    • Segment 15 - Refine Your Writing with Pat Lukens
      44:11
      Segment 15 - Refine Your Writing with Pat Lukens
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    • Segment 16 - Demo Arrangement Notes
      13:48
      Segment 16 - Demo Arrangement Notes
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    • Segment 17 - Rhythmic Variations Exercise
      28:10
      Segment 17 - Rhythmic Variations Exercise
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    • Segment 18 - Chord Colors Exercise
      14:02
      Segment 18 - Chord Colors Exercise
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    • Segment 19 - Chord Progression Exercise
      20:30
      Segment 19 - Chord Progression Exercise
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    • Segment 20 - Theme and Variations: Intro and Chorus
      35:15
      Segment 20 - Theme and Variations: Intro and Chorus
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    • Segment 21 - Theme and Variations: Bridge and Outro
      25:27
      Segment 21 - Theme and Variations: Bridge and Outro
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    • Segment 22 - Song Critiques With John Browne
      36:18
      Segment 22 - Song Critiques With John Browne
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    • Segment 23 - Theme and Variations Breakdown
      28:59
      Segment 23 - Theme and Variations Breakdown
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    • Segment 24 - Polyrhythms and Layering
      28:46
      Segment 24 - Polyrhythms and Layering
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    • Segment 14 - 24 Wrap-Up
      02:14
      Segment 14 - 24 Wrap-Up
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