Songwriting Skills

What is special about this course?

While it sometimes feels like our favourite songs appeared out of nowhere to mend our broken hearts or get our party guests on the dance floor, each one was carefully and deliberately crafted by a songwriter. Chords are one of the building blocks of a song, and songwriters can use them to enrich their music. Join local singer/song writer Willie Campbell on this short course and learn how to turn simple ideas into songs. Willie will also be exploring the strong influences of Gaelic music and song and its long cultural heritage in the Outer Hebrides

Entry requirements

No pre-requisites

Turning simple ideas students may have into songs. How to structure a song and how to make it memorable. Building confidence to present them. Recording a simple demo. A class co write.

How will I study my course?

  • Online

How long will my course last?

8 Week

1.5 hours per week

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Outer Hebrides (Stornoway Campus)

Start date

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Outer Hebrides. UHI Outer Hebrides operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.