Singer-songwriter, producer Ben Arthur is at it again. This time he's with the incredibly talented songwriter Sean Rowe. Sean and Ben are joined by the award-winning production duo of Al Houghton and Mike Crehore as they gallantly attempt to capture the ephemeral songwriting process.
Watch as Sean picks up his guitar gets down to business diving deep into his pool of creativity. See the songwriting process revealed as Ben and Sean struggle to find the song’s essence. Then witness how a simple idea comes to life as the song is coaxed lovingly to life.
Songwriting is one of those arcane creative adventures that is very hard to teach. That’s why this Songcraft series is so brilliant! You get to "see" it happen rather than hear some lecture on how it “could” happen.
So sit back and watch the wonderful Sean Rowe create a song right before your ears and eyes!
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Pejovoi wrote on May 4, 2017
Interesting course, for sure, but the content that actually addressed the supposed subject of songwriting was limited and haphazard. Certainly worth an hour or so of your time if you want to write songs, but a high proportion of the time was actually taken up with discussion of issues concerning recording, mixing and so on. So I'd say four out of five for interest but two out of five for subject relevance.
LXOR wrote on September 19, 2016
This course is equally about songwriting as it is about recording and mixing. In it we get to see how these people like to do the above and why.
Vaan wrote on January 21, 2016
Nice course, with some interesting point of view, many good tips and suggestions. very useful for students that want starting with songwriting.
Ren wrote on November 15, 2014
There's a certain pleasure gained from being a fly on the wall and transported into someone else's creative process. Instinctively crafty, MPV! where else?
Rachelle Lang wrote on November 12, 2014
This is more so a video about the individuals in the video's song writing process. I would consider it more a documentary than a tutorial. It is however, very inspirational for those who need a little motivation.
tommaso wrote on October 21, 2014
very interesting course, or yeah it's more of a documentary. As stated earlier, it would have been even better if it included more of the creative process but nonetheless very good stuff.
Bjorn Vang wrote on August 7, 2014
Really cool to see how the not so mainstream writers work! Awesome voice, cool co-lab between all involved and a very nice format keeping it interesting all the way through on both the songwriting process, and the production! Fab song, too!
Brian Keith Voiles wrote on July 27, 2014
It's really fascinating to get a "fly on the wall" perspective of how these guys write a song. Its also encouraging to me as well… simply because I find they really aren't much different from me. and my writing process isn't too far removed from how they do it. very cool!
maxxas wrote on June 23, 2014
This was a very inspirational course for me. I especially enjoyed the explanation of the mixing process and appreciated the simplicity of it all. It sounded like something Johnny Cash would have done at Sun Studios back in the day. Kudos to the guys involved.
Joe wrote on February 11, 2014
Great course !!
I liked how it flowed from just an idea to a final production. The production technics and explanation for using them them was extremely helpful to me. I was a bit curious about the drums and percussions, were they done by a live drummer or software plug-in