Song Structure Tutorial






Song Structure Tutorial

Song structure is much more than organising your verse & chorus. At its root, it is 'the balance of the movement of energy throughout your track'.

Mastering this and all the associated skills will make your tracks come alive with emotional energy, and be as engaging as a good story.

This is the secret to great music!

Watch the course overview for a more in-depth look at what you'll get out of the course

35 Lessons - 4 hours - Any Genre, Any DAW

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What are you going to get out of it?

Greater Experience

Perhaps you have successfully completed one of our beginner tutorials, or you are looking to take your music production skills to the next level. These any DAW Masterclass tutorials have all the knowledge you need in order for you to bring your mixes, recordings, vocals, drums and arrangements to life.


A Higher Level Of Music Production Skills

These any DAW Masterclass tutorials are full of more advanced music production techniques, that will help you discover new producer skills. All these tutorials are made so you can jump to any specific skill or technique in the lessons, that you may be having difficulty with, and find a solution that is easy to follow and implement in your own projects.

Fresh Inspiration

In this course you'll gain many inspiring ways to help you make your own music, including the steps required to get you there. Everything from polished mixes to creative ideas to help inspire you. The possibilities are endless and you'll go away with a load of easy to repeat ideas that you can use in your own tracks.


Reward From Your Own Abilities

If you have already completed one of our beginner tutorials you will know, there is nothing quite like the satisfaction felt when you complete a song. These Masterclass music production tutorials will help you make your own songs sound much more professional, much cleaner and more creative.

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By making a commitment to yourself and taking a further step on your journey to become a better music producer, you are also supporting us, and enabling us to keep making these in-depth tutorials that help thousands of fellow earthlings around the world become better music producers like you.

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Course Structure

Course Structure

Module 1 - What Really Is Song



In this first module you will learn the basics, like; What the different sections are that you can use, how they fit together, which order should they go in etc. But much more than this, we will start laying the ground work for a deeper understanding of what it is to arrange a track that makes someone not want to stop listening and keeps them coming back for more.

You will learn how energy is much more important than the names of the different sections and you will start to understand how it is possible to use this deeper understanding to make better, more gripping music.


Module 2 - Harmonic Song Structure


This section is comprehensive. You will not only learn techniques for coming up with interesting and beautiful chord progressions and melodies. You will learn how to manipulate the musical structure of your songs to create variation and keep the listener pulled into your track.

Emotional content is key to creating a bond between your music and the listener and in this module you will learn how to exploit this bond with simple techniques. Varying the harmonics and creating a sense of emotional ups and downs to take the listener on a journey is a key aspect to songwriting.


Module 3 - Physical Structure Of Your



Next up we’ll look at the physical structure of your arrangements; how long should each section last? When should you add movement to your song? How to add movement through modulation, which edit should you work on first etc.

Also, as inspiration is so paramount to making good music you will even learn techniques on how to get creative with your tracks, how to come up with ideas and new sections, even how to recognise inspiration when it comes knocking and also how to analyse other producers work to see how they do it.

Module 4 - Understanding Tension & Release 


We then deep dive into one of the most misunderstood, but vital topics of good song structure, which is: tension and release, and how it plays a pivotal roll in keeping the listener of your track pulled into your music. You will notice, as you progress through the course, how tension and release is woven into the entire fabric of the tutorial from the harmonic structure to creating massive build ups, to the overall energy curves of your tracks.

Seriously, to make great songs, you need to understand this in it's entirety, and in this course, you will do exactly that.


Module 5 - Creating Contrast In Your



Much like in photography where you can play with the contrast of an image to make it seem more life like; in music you can do the same thing by creating contrast between the different sections of your track. Here you will learn the many techniques and approaches available to you to make the sections of your tracks stand out.

We look at this in terms of melody, rhythm, effects and even advanced processing to create contrast. This helps your song 'pop' or stand out and can help convey the importance of the message of your song on a section by section basis.


Module 6 - Transitioning In Song



In the last module we look in depth at transitions; why it is so important to approach them with a focus on balance between the different sections and the overall energy of your track. We also look at the many different ways in which you can create them.

You will learn about using the standard risers, cymbals, fills, rolls and other SFX sounds but we also dive into how to create transitions out of the existing elements of your tracks through more advanced editing techniques, and even further we look into using plug in FX to create transitions that have never been heard before.

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Why learn from Born To Produce?

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Our tutorials take months of planning and execution. Everything you are taught has the sole purpose of giving you the best learning experience and the greatest transfer of knowledge possible. Simple, powerful & fun.


Jon Merritt (producer, tutor & founder of Born To Produce) has been making tunes for over 20 years and has been teaching for the last 10 of them. In his career, he has come to grips with many genres of modern music from Hard House to Downtempo.

His skill in music production has been crafted over many years of self taught experimentation and learning from other producers at the top of their game. He has tried almost every angle on most production techniques, so when he teaches you something you know it has been tried and tested, and refined. He is always willing to learn new skills / software that further the goal of music production.

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