Specialist Certificate

Lyric Writing

Next Term Starts April 3


While there are no “right” or “wrong” ways to write lyrics, there are time-tested tools and techniques that have consistently yielded beloved, memorable words. Under the guidance of Berklee’s accomplished songwriting faculty, you’ll study the key methodologies and strategies for writing impactful lyrics and in turn, learning how to better express yourself. Whether you’re a new or experienced songwriter and whether your goal is to write a chart-topper or to pack a more emotionally powerful punch with your lyrics, this program will not allow you to settle for anything less than your very best work.

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3 Required Courses to Complete this Certificate

Lyric Writing: Tools and Strategies

Generate more and better ideas. Express them in compelling and original ways.

Lyric Writing: Writing From the Title

Make your writing process more efficient and your lyrics more effective. Learn how to find a powerful and effective song title, and discover how to build lyrics, develop the rhythms of your song sections, create contrasting sections and ideas to re-color your chorus based on that title.

Lyric Writing: Writing Lyrics to Music

Get the most out of your lyrics by learning how to combine them accurately and effectively with melody.


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