The following cheat sheets are 100% free. They're practical, easy to use and if you're ever stuck in your writing process, they'll help you through your slump.
The Lyric Canvas (FREE)
My most popular product, the Lyric Canvas, helps you write lyrics quicker and reliably. Print out a stack and take them to your next writing session. Learn How To Use It.
143 Chord Progressions (FREE)
Quick, Fast & Practical! Just print these out and you're ready to go. Includes 143 Royalty-Free Chord Progressions that are commercial and easy to play. Just Copy & Paste. Also includes 201 Song Titles + 3 Arrangements. Learn More
The Taylor Swift Formula (FREE)
Ever wonder how the greatest hooks of all time are created? In this free PDF, you will learn Taylor Swift's formula for hooks (ONM x root) + (HN x DL). The PDF includes an explanation & examples. Learn More.
30 Day Challenges
The following courses are all about fixing the little problems songwriters have. If you got 10 minutes a day, you can take these challenges to get over these shortcomings once and for all.
30 Day Lyrics Challenge ($7)
30 Day Rhythm Challenge ($7)
Timing is the most important skill a musician must master if they want to be a professional. Here, I share how I got timing down and give you the 30 exercises you need to do the same. Buy Now
30 Day Ear Training Challenge ($27)
Wanna take the next step and become a True Songwriting Master? In these multiple hour-long courses, I take you by the hand as we explore topics such as melody, groove and song build.
The Addiction Formula
Captivate any audience with these 317 psychological techniques. Incl. 331 examples from recent hit songs by Rihanna, Sia & Justin Timberlake. Buy Now
The Hook Checklist
This is the EXACT approach I use for rewriting melodies into captivating, memorable hooks. With 2,5 hours of jam-packed hook-writing goodness, this little brother of the Hook/Melody Master Files is a gamechanger! Buy Now
Hook/Melody Master Files
You've been asking for it - here it is: the ultimate guide to writing memorable, commercial hooks and melodies! Buy Now
Drum-Writing Master Files
Become a Drum-Writing Master: Learn how to write playable, groovy drum tracks, how to program realistic MIDI-Drums and how to cleanly notate them out. Buy Now
Level: Beginner, Advanced
Price: $97 or 2x $49
Includes: Over 4 hours of practical, step-by-step guides to write Groovy Drum Tracks, Realistic Sounding MIDI Drums and Clear & Concise Notation any drummer can read. Also includes 9 PDFs and an hour long Bonus Masterclass feat. percussionist Nippy Noya (Sting, Chaka Khan).
Lyric-Writing Master Files
The most expansive master class on Lyric-Writing in the world! Ever wonder how to write commerial, memorable lyrics on the spot? Here's how! Buy Now
Geek-Free Music Production
Over 9.5 hours of production goodness! Includes everything you need to know to start producing your own music, even if you're not a techie. Buy now.
Master Files Bundle (SAVE $105/25%!)
Includes the Hook/Melody Master Files, the Lyric-Writing Master Files, the Drum-Writing Master Files, all Quickfix classes and the Nippy Noya on Groove Masterclass! Buy now.
"The fun really only begins once you know the rules and Friedemann lays them out in the clearest way possible"
- Benjamin Samama (Topline Writer, Berklee Teacher)
"Today's biggest bands and artists all have something in common and Friedemann unravels this secret in his own fascinating way. He combines storytelling in movies with lyric writing and song build. The analysing goes deep and the tools are useful and inspiring. Highly recommended"
- Erwin Steijlen (Pink, Shakira)
"f you are interested in writing and composing songs - which you can stand behind - look no further. This is a book for songwriting in the 21st century. Things come together, there will be many 'aha!' lightbulb moments, whether 'so *that's* what I did right!' or 'so *that's* what I was doing wrong this whole time!' Findeisen is an excellent guide."
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"I'm a songwriter/producer living in LA. I became a big fan of yours after reading The Addiction Formula. It has been a serious game changer for me."
- Excerpt from an Email
"You are awesome and I appreciate you sharing your knowledge... Bought your book recently and got a lot out of it. Just wanted to say thanks."
- From A Youtube Comment
"I got the book recently and it really makes a lot of sense. Every song you like uses it. After reading the book I listened to a couple of songs of some town musicians that I thought were boring and now I found out why. I am so glad I found this book, don't let the fact that this dude might be your age stop you from buying the book. Do yourself a favor, don't be cheap. If you care about your band, buy it!"
- 5 Star Amazon Review for "The Addiction Formula"
"Just received "The Addiction Formula" and I'm enjoying it a lot man! Lots of good ideas and examples about how to control energy in a song."
- Comment on the Official Holistic Songwriting Blog
"Hey Friedemann. I'm loving the course! You've done a fantastic job. I'm off for a short break holiday tomorrow for a few days and really excited to be working through it. My goal is to significantly improve my programmed drums and from what I've seen in the course so far, I've learn't loads."
- Email about the Drum-Writing Masterfiles
"I enrolled in Friedemann’s self-paced Drum-Writing for Non-Drummers course and I’ve been blown away by the knowledge I’ve gained. I have a much better understanding of how to write better grooves. If you want to learn how to communicate with a drummer and how to properly notate drums on a stave, I recommend taking this course. You’ll be well on your way to producing better music."
- Email about the Drum-Writing Masterfiles