Songwriting
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Gary Barlow

Songwriting

Everyone has a song inside. Discover how to create yours with the writer of 14 No.1 singles.

  • All levels and musical tastes

  • Watch on any device

  • One-off payment

The Course

Whether you're a beginner, in a rock band, or a producer, there's a lot to be learned from Gary's course. Be inspired as he crafts a new song from scratch.

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Your Maestro

Gary Barlow, OBE, is one of Britain’s greatest songwriters. He’s written songs for Delta Goodram, T-Pain, N-Dubz, Lily Allen, Shirley Bassey, Take That and more. He’s sold over 50 million records, had 14 No.1 singles and learnt a lot in 30 years. He's going to share it all with you on this course.

Lessons

Course Notes

Course notes

71 pages

A downloadable PDF full of further insight and techniques to get you making your own music.

Course Notes

What People are Saying

Easy, intuitive, and great info from an expert.

- Claire MacKelvie

Gary has an honest and encouraging approach.

- Craig McEvoy

Sharing Gary's expertise and passion for song writing was really inspiring.

- Anon

I learnt a lot about songwriting. It was what I needed. The quality of the video was amazing. And it really helped me to improve my songwriting and respect other musicians.

- Anon

I liked that Gary really connected with the people and I liked when he was explaining how to write a hit song.

- Olivia Grace Dunning

Gary Barlow was a wonderful mentor.

- Derek Atkinson

Today I bought and watched the @GaryBarlow course. Have to say, I thought £80 was a bit steep for 3.5 hours of video but I'm so impressed. Inspirational content, proper help on how to construct songs, and his enthusiasm for the subject is through the roof. So worth it.

- SpiritedLinds

I had to watch all of it today and can't wait to rewatch it. Thank you Gary.

- Nick

Brilliant series, well worth the investment. Lots of content covered, a 'must' for all budding song-writers.

- Myson

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