Videos: The Compose Yourself Songwriter Course

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

Beatles-Help-competition-770 Below, you’ll find the latest videos in David Alzofon’s Compose Yourself songwriting series. Put on your thinking cap, tune up the guitar and get ready to learn a few new tricks. We’ll be uploading this page each time a new video is ready – check back often! Don’t miss Alzofon’s Measure For Measure column in American Songwriter.
Songwriting ABCs: “Parrot Game Answers,” video no. 37

Songwriting ABCs, “Dialog Drills – One-Measure Rhythms, Slow Tempo,” video no. 36
Songwriting ABCs – Dialog Games Demonstration (video 35) Songwriting ABCs: One-Measure Rhythm Dialog Games – The Setup Songwriting ABCs: A Song in Q&A Form (video 33)

Songwriting ABCs: Q&A Game With Two-Measure Rhythms (Video 32)

Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.31 – Ex. 1-9, Nos. 16-20 Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.30 – Ex. 1-9, Nos. 11-15

Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.29 – “Read And Play,” Examples 1-9, Nos 1-10

Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.28 – Parrot Game and More   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.27 – Top 5 Goals For The Dialogue Games

 

Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.26 – “Read And Play”   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.25 – “Musette” by J.S. Bach   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.24 – “The Ash Grove”   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.23 – “Reading 16th Notes”   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.22 – “Reading Guitar Tab and Playing The G Major Scale”   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.21  – “How To Sight Read Symbols”   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.20 – “The Rolling Wave Rhythm”   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.19 – “Secrets Of Pickup Beats”   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.18 – “Read and Play” Ex. 1-4   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.17 – “Read and Play” Exs. 1-3, No.’s 16-20   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.16 – “Read and Play” Exs. 1-3, No.’s 6-15   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.15 – “Read and Play” Exs. 1-3, No.’s 1-5   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.14 – “Read and Play” Exs. 1-1 and 1-2   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.13 – Reading Rests   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.12 – Reading Dotted Notes   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.11 – Reading Rhythms With Ties   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.10 – Reading Eighth Notes (2)   Songwriting ABCs – Video 1.9 – Reading Eighth Notes (1)   Songwriting ABCs, Video 1.8 – Quiz 1, Pt. 2 – Two-Measure Rhythms   “Compose Yourself” – Songwriting ABCs – 1.7: Quiz 1, Pt. 1 – Listen and Write the Rhythm   “Compose Yourself” – The ABCs of Songwriting – “Reading Rhythm,” Pt. 2 (Video 1.6)   “Compose Yourself” – The ABCs of Songwriting – “Reading Rhythm” – Pt. 1 (Video 1.5) “Compose Yourself” – Songwriting ABCs -Intro to Rhythm, Pt. 2 (Video 1.4) Compose Yourself – Songwriting ABCs  (Video 1.3) Compose Yourself – Songwriting ABCs: Intro, Part II (video 1.2) Compose Yourself – Songwriting ABCs: Intro, Part I (video 1.1)

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