Songwriting 101: A Workbook for Aspiring Songwriters

Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Resource Type
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  • PDF
35 (text)/100 (total)
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Appropriate for age 10 through adult, this workbook will guide aspiring songwriters into their first complete songs and beyond! Designed to help musicians of all skill levels – even beginners – write original songs, it can be used as a workbook for a songwriting or general music class, a supplemental curriculum for an instrumental or vocal program, a supplement for private music lessons, homeschooling, or as an independent study.

The workbook includes:

-Ingredients of a song – definitions and structure

-A listening journal

-Ideas and prompts for writing lyrics

-A crash course in music theory, including accessible material on intervals, scales, chords, and rhythm

-Common chord progressions and song examples

-Exercises setting poetry to rhythm

-Eight pages of step-by-step worksheets for completing a first song

-Songwriting journal pages – half lines and half musical staves

-Much more!

Purchase includes permission to make copies for one teacher's use. Two-sided printing and spiral binding is recommended.

Total Pages
35 (text)/100 (total)
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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