Songwriting Part 1: Songs Are Great Works Of Art, Melody Composition And Chord Progression

By Desmond Moey

23 July 2016 (Sat)
9:30am – 4:30pm

Training Room 5
Singapore Training & Development Association (STADA)
LTC Building D, #06-01
16 Arumugam Road, Singapore 409961


Course Fee: $70.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $3.00

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This workshop is the first of a two-part series on song writing. In this first part, learn about the
basic elements of a song such as Verse, Chorus, Music Styles, Chord Progressions and Modern
Music Notation by studying classic songs. Identify chords and scales and begin putting into
practice what you have learnt by writing a song.

This workshop is suitable for participants aged 16 and above.

Learning Outcomes
Songs are great works of art
• Discover what a song is
• The structure of verse and chorus
• Study the classic songs
• Introduction to music styles, chord
progressions, modern music notation
• Exercises for identifying song components.
• Singing good songs
• Constructing chord progressions. Major,
Minor Chords
• Music scales and music theory practice
• Write song 1

Melody composition and chord progression
• Identifying good melodies
• Components of a melody
• Chords that support the melody
• Pitch and range considerations, male,
female, child, adult
• Constructing the verse, the chorus
• Using an instrument, or the voice
• Improve Song 1 melody

About the trainer: Desmond Moey

Desmond Moey

Desmond Moey is a Singer-Songwriter, and Show Producer (Musicals, Concerts, Events). Recent works include ‘Symphony in the Sky Sentosa 2014’, ‘Superhero Musical 2013(SGH), and Glow Musical PUB 50th Anniversary 2013. He has written songs for events such as Musical Singapore NDP 1997. He runs a music publishing outfit that helps songwriters earn enough to sustain their commitment to the art of songs. Under his leadership, successful song writing courses have also been conducted with the NLB (2013), and even the PRISONS Service (2013 Dec).

Registration Details

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 15 – 25 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation of workshop, two weeks before the workshop date.

All ALAP workshops serve tea-breaks and provide course handouts.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances ( E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us later than two weeks before the workshop date will receive a 50 % refund. Participants can also opt to attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.