MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects, has announced that John Legend will teach a class on songwriting.

In his class, Legend will break down his songwriting process from start to finish, giving members a framework for finding their own voice and writing with purpose. Legend will also give members a first-hand look into the creation of his song ‘Free’ which he first performed at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in April 2022.

Legend will show how to capture experiences and convey feelings through music. Using his hit songs ‘All of Me’, ‘Again’ and ‘Dope as case studies, he will explain how he uses ‘mumble’ tracks to write melodies and how he structures songs to tell a story.

Legend will help new writers to find inspiration in the world around them and turn their personal experiences into unique songs.

He will also walk members through the importance of being a strong collaborator, as well as how to blend musical genres and record background vocals. He’ll also provide tips for performing live.

“Songs are core to who we are and are such an important part of humanity,” Legend said. “My class will give you the tools to find your voice, figure out who you are and establish yourself with longevity so you can make a real impact through music.”

The class is available now exclusively on MasterClass, where subscribers get unlimited access to all 150+ instructors with an annual membership.

Here’s the trailer for John Legend’s MasterClass course:

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“How [Not] to Write Songs in the Streaming Age – 40 Mistakes to Avoid If You Want to Get More Streams” is available from Amazon as a US paperback, a UK paperback, a Canada paperback, an Australia paperback, and across Europe.

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