Making music

In our music-making courses, music professionals share practical tips for writing songs. The courses provide a comprehensive toolkit for writing lyrics, composing, arranging and sampling, as well as networking opportunities with industry professionals while applying learnings from the courses in practice.

Introduction to Arrangement

The Rhythm Academy’s course Introduction to Arrangement provides concrete examples of what arrangement is, how it is done, why it is done and what arrangement encompasses. The course also explores arranging as a profession and addresses copyright issues related to arranging music. You can view the course topics in the Course content section at the […]

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On the Rhythm Academy’s ‘Sampling’ course, you will familiarise yourself with sampling as a technique for producing music. The course instructor is Toni Kurkimäki. For more information about the instructor, see the biography below. The course will introduce you to sampling as a useful skill you can use to bring a unique sound to your

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Online Song Camp

On the online song camp, students will familiarise themselves with co-writing as a working method under the guidance of expert instructors. The course has a particular focus on studying teamwork skills for writing music, and familiarising students with the basics of songwriting. During the song camp, students will create songs for artists. The camp will

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Toolkit for songwriting

The TOOLKIT FOR SONGWRITING course provides a comprehensive information package on writing songs. The course covers topics such as the balance, structure, harmony, melody, rhythm, timbre, lyrics, hooks and co-writing of a song, and gives advice on what to do if a song just doesn’t work. The instructor is Laura Sippola, who is a pianist-singer-songwriter

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ABC of song lyrics

The ‘ABC of Song Lyrics’ course offers an exceptionally comprehensive package about song lyrics and how to write them.  The course covers a wide range of topics, including special characteristics of song lyrics, phases of writing, co-writing, ‘leveraging’, tools for writing song lyrics and finding inspiration, as well as function, idea, topic, theme, style, tone,

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Song mentoring

Do you make music, but find it difficult to get informed feedback about it? Song mentoring is precisely what you need! Bring your song to a professional jury for assessment and receive practical feedback about your compositions and lyrics. Song mentoring is carried out in small groups, so you also receive feedback about your work

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