The Hook/Melody Master Files

Holistic Songwriting's flagship course on commercial Hook & Melody Writing

Learn The Hook-Writing Techniques Of The Pros!

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Write memorable, commercial hooks & melodies!

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    2,5 hours of deep, professional hook-writing

    Over 60 videos, 10 chapters, 9 PDFs, 8 Audio Files, 2 Bonus Programs - This course is PACKED with practical, commercial hook-writing techniques!

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    Buy Now, Watch Whenever

    Like almost all of my courses, YOU decide when to watch it. Once you're enrolled, you will have life time access.

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    Full Support & 30 Day Guarantee

    Have a question about anything? I'm here for you. Don't like the course? Let me know and I'll give you back every last cent, no questions asked!

CONTENTS

Everything you need to know to start writing razor-sharp melodies

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    Part 1: Psychology

    03 - What Is A Melody? • 04 - What Is A Hook? • 05 - What Hooks Do • 06 - What Hooks Don’t Do • 07 - Ground Rules

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    Part 2: The Motif

    08 - The Secret To Hook-Writing • 09 - The #1 Mistake Songwriters Make • 10 - Examples of Music Design • 11 - The Ursatz • 12 - Using The Ursatz • 13 - Exercise

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    Part 3: Line Structure

    14 - What Is Line Structure? • 15 - More Examples • 16 - Exercise • 17 - Melodic vs. Rhythmic Structure • 18 - Interesting Structures • 19 - Exercise • 20 - Using Structure

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    Part 4: Verses vs. Verses

    21 - Chorus vs. Verses (Differences) • 22 - Melodic Approaches • 23 - Examples • 24 - Chorus vs. Verses • 25 - The Pre-Chorus

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    Part 5: Harmony/Melody

    26 - The Harmony/Melody Link • 27 - Nomenclature • 28 - Triad Flavors • 29 - Adding the 7th • 30 - Adding the 9, 11 and 13 • 31 - Options in Melody • 32 - Using Options (Results)

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    Part 6: Base Pitches

    33 - What Are Base Pitches? • 34 - One Note Melodies • 35 - Making Things Interesting • 36 - Using Base Pitches • 37 - Base Lines

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    Part 7: Groove

    38 - Introduction to Groove • 39 - Rhythmical Building Blocks • 40 - Note Length • 41 - Programming Note Length • 42 - The Backbeat • 43 - Using The Backbeat

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    Part 8: Development

    44 - Introduction to Development • 45 - Pick-Up Phrases • 46 - Rhythmic Retention • 47 - Extension • 48 - Truncation • 49 - Ornamentation • 50 - Thinning • 51 - Sequencing • 52 - Inversion

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    Part 9: Bits & Pieces

    53 - Space • 54 - Call & Response • 55 - Lyrics • 56 - Backing Vocals • 57 - Counterpoint • 58 - Inspiration

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    Part 10: Bonus Section

    59 - Summary • Quickfix Class “Learning Chords” • Quickfix Class “Learning Scales” • 9 PDF Cheat Sheets • 8 Backing Tracks for Non-Commercial Use

The Word on the Street

Other Songwriters on the Hook/Melody Master Files

  • WOW! I am extremely impressed. I learned so much so quick that, I will go back and view it several times to make sure I do not miss anything (even with note taking). As soon as I started the "Hook/Melody Master Files" video, I knew instantly that this is EXACTLY what I wanted and needed. Please do not reveal this information to too many people because this program truly gives you a MAJOR Advantage over the competition. It is kind of like taking a gun to a knife fight.
    Jeff Whitner Jeff Whitner Songwriter/Producer
  • I just watched it for 30 minutes but I'm already very hyped about it. Your explanation of melody-to-chord intervals is already blowing my mind. Even though I've been composing music (for fun) for about 20 years and know a bit of basic theory, this perspective is new stuff to me. Before I stumbled upon your courses, I thought composing was only about rhythmic motifs, balancing repetition/variation, a good chord progression and a big portion of luck and emotion - which is only partly true. Call me ignorant, but it's hard to come by the perspectives you share in such a clear and applicable fashion. I had previously never thought about the possibility of building motifs of interval qualities, as explained in some part of the course. To me, this little detail alone makes the course worth it. Once again you've managed to unravel some of the mysteries of music! Thanks! 🙂
    Joel Johansson Joel Johansson Songwriter

Enroll today and get:

  • The full 2.5 hour video course

    59 compact lessons of hook-writing goodness. If you’ve ever wanted to dive DEEP into melody-writing technique, this is your chance!

  • 9 Highly Actionable PDFs

    Wanna skip past all the video lessons and get right to the writing? I give you 9 approaches to hook-writing explained on 9 pages. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

  • 8 Backing Tracks

    As another bonus feature, you get 8 backing tracks you can use to come up with new melodies. This is one of the easiest ways of writing a great hook!

  • 100+ Melody Hacks

    Write more memorable lines without becoming too repetitive. Concrete, actionable techniques for creating that line that sticks with an audience.

  • Always Up-To-Date

    A big part of Holistic Songwriting is that it’s contemporary. That means all of my courses are regularly updated to make sure they reflect what is going on in the charts RIGHT NOW.

  • Life-Time Support & 30 Day Guarantee

    Did I mention you can ask me whatever question pops up during the course? And if you don’t like it you can just give it back after 30 days, no questions asked? Yep, you got that right.

Learn The Hook-Writing Techniques Of The Pros!

NO RISK - don't like it? Tell me within 30 days, get a full refund!

Learn the Formulas of Hit Hook-Writing today!

Write memorable, commercial hooks & melodies!

Enroll Now

▶▶ Too expensive? Pay half now and the other half next month. Go here.