Songwriting: The Journey Of A Song

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Themes: Songwriting

Spend a few hours up close with one of the church’s most trusted songwriters. Paul Baloche has written hundreds of worship songs for the local church that have had a global impact like “Open the Eyes of my Heart”, “Above All”, “Hosanna”, and “Your Name”. Get inside the heart and mind of a worship pastor of twenty years who sees songwriting as a service to the church at large. Glean key biblical concepts and songwriting principles that separate an ordinary chorus from an inspired, effective worship song – songs that inspire people to give glory to God.
In this insightful course, Paul discusses and demonstrates the intricate process that goes into crafting every song; always a mysterious mixture of a strong lyric idea, infectious melody, appropriate harmony, repetition, and many other nuances. Paul covers essential concepts like:

* capturing the moment
* singing your prayers
* cultivating your ideas
* singing sound theology
* co-writing dynamics
* the flow of words
* images we can see, feel, and hear
* the mystery of melody
* finishing well to getting your songs heard

With guest appearances by Kari Jobe and Jared Anderson, the practical ideas on this course will inspire the songwriter in you and challenge your heart and skills to explore new approaches to the songwriting process.

“I will sing a new song to you O God.” Psalm 144:9

Course Outline:

Songwriting As A Lifestyle  
Inspiration From Sermons  
Sing Your Prayers  
Glean From Prayer Meetings  
Inspiration From Journaling  
The Writing Process: Kari Jobe  
Mine Through Your Journal  
Song Stories  
Prayerful, Authentic Ideas  
Inspiration From Scripture  
The Feeling Of The Message  
The Mystery Of The Melody: Part 1  
The Mystery Of The Melody: Part 2  
Finishing Your Song  
The Crossword Puzzle Stage  
From Theory To Reality  
Be A Student Of Great Songs