Aug 31, 2016
If i could give this course more than 5 stars I would. It has revolutionized my approach to writing lyrics and given me tools and techniques that really blow my mind. Definitely recommend!
Jan 23, 2017
Pat presents with a great demeanour and covers a lot of ground in this course.\n\nI'm definitely a better songwriter for it. This includes the secret to removing writer's block.
by Joshua A•
Jun 20, 2019
This is amazing. Thank you Berklee
by Mary H•
Jul 22, 2019
Really great course especially for the price! I enjoy listening to Pat Pattison and interacting with the other students.
by Tyler C•
Jul 24, 2019
Pat Pattison was great at teaching the course!
by Anthony K•
Jul 23, 2019
This course gives you an incredible toolbox to advance your songwriting skills whether you've never done it before or are a seasoned vet. The approach alone is worth it's weight in gold. The course is definitely a steal in this information age.
by Julian A•
Jul 28, 2019
Very interesting and useful techniques to get you started and develop your own song writing capabilities.
Aug 07, 2019
i coulnt buy the course but for sure i will, and its a tool to write nice lyrics and to apreciate the composition of many artists in the scene
by Harsh K•
Aug 11, 2019
Right From The First Class, My Point of View to Listening of A Song is completely changed, I'm able to analyse the songs, like how they're made.
by Simon O•
Aug 30, 2019
You can tell that Pat has taught for a while. Everything he says is clear and concise. I've written pages of notes from each week. An amazing course
by Nagy E•
Sep 15, 2019
Perfect teacher, perfect lessons, perfect everything! Thank you for the experience! I'll never forget!
by Thomas B•
Oct 12, 2019
If you want to be a lyricist, you have just found the instructor who literally wrote the book. I studied with Pat Pattison at Berklee over the course of four full years and earned my B.M. in songwriting. To refresh skills and stimulate myself as an active writer, I took this online course. 100% satisfaction and a deeper knowledge of the art. This course really does not have a downside. wishing you the best of success and a learning experience that is without equal. Thomas Busk
by Cathi T•
Oct 13, 2019
I see songs in structures with rhymes in different ways as soon as the first video for this course. English is my second language, and I am able to apply it in Mandarin as well. By reading Prof. Pattison's words after received my certificate, his genuine and sincere messages lift my confidence to a different level.
by Martina R G•
Feb 09, 2019
It was a great course with a highly knowledgeable instructor. Just make sure quiz answers are updated regularly, as many answers were marked incorrectly when they were correct.
by Tess H•
Aug 30, 2018
The only reason I didn't give the course four stars is that it is so rich, I need to take it again! When I've completed it the second time (very time-consuming) and can really appreciate all the professor has to offer, I'll raise to five!
by Paola M•
Oct 30, 2018
The lessons were really helpful in filling the gaps I had in my knowledge! Moreover, I was able to pick up a lot of tips that have made my songwriting process go more smoothly. Perhaps the only qualm I have with this course was the grading and rubric system for the peer reviews, in that the most minor of mistakes can result in a dramatically lower grade in an assignment. That aside, however, I had a good experience taking this course and am sure to use what I learned in the future.
by Saee J•
Nov 01, 2017
All the concepts were taught very well. I liked the assignment and quizzes too at the end of the week as they were really exciting and interesting to do. What I liked most was reviewing fellow peers and getting their feedback on assignments submitted by me too. I felt like I was learning along with really helpful and honest classmates thanks to the forums and online feedback from them. Although the learning process is to be done on your own it still never felt lonely because of all the forum section and the peer graded assignments especially which really helped me feel like I am a part of a community of like minded people having similar interests and passion for learning. Loved the course! Also, Thanks to our wonderful tutor, Pat, and Berklee College for making this course and the lessons so much fun and easy to understand! Cheers!
Sep 03, 2016
The course material and the instructor's lectures are excellent. However the quizzes are programmed incorrectly--marking wrong answers right and right answers wrong too often.
I gained a few skills that I now put to use when writing songs. The course also provided some insightful information on prosody, phrasing, and a little bit of history. It was definitely worth the time I invested in doing this course.
by Mark B•
Dec 11, 2016
A great course, learned a lot but due to not being in a position to purchase the certificate OI could not submit quizzes or assignments, such a shame as I could not get feedback
by Jonathan G•
Feb 08, 2018
fantastic course! I learned a lot. M
by Jeff T•
May 23, 2019
The principles of this course are phenomenal. Not only did I learn a ton, but the information is something that I will keep with me in my writing forever. Some of the videos are hard to follow and can be a bit confusing. Using the videos plus the reading material together really helped. The peer grading can also be a bother for I'm not sure that all of the peers fully understand what they are doing (I know I don't always). This can stop you from moving on if you don't score high enough on the quiz's in the paid version of the course A summary of key points at the end of each segment would also be helpful. Other than that, this course is truly eye opening and valuable.
by Sweekruti M•
Sep 27, 2019
Thanks to Pat for sharing his knowledge. It was a great course and I got to learn a lot. Excited to keep writing. Thank you. :)
by Dan F•
Sep 29, 2019
Lots of great thought-provoking content, decent homework assignments. Well worth it.
4/5 stars because you get very little quality individual attention. Your assignments are graded by your peers, who don't know any more than you do, and often a lot less.
It was useful to me to grade others' work, tho. It made me think about it differently.
by scott s•
Sep 20, 2016
A bit disorganized and rambling lectures. Good content
Jan 15, 2018
The content is good, but the videos could be shorter
by André C•
Aug 09, 2016
I thought the lessons were really boring, there are some interesting aspects about it, but it's hard to concentrate, Pat Pattinson couldn't get me hooked up all the time.
by ayush s•
Jun 14, 2018
only if you're super interested in learning song writing.