The Hook/Melody Master Files

This is Holistic Songwriting's legacy course on commercial Hook & Melody Writing

+ Bonus Course...

The Hook Checklist ($49 Value!)

In addition to the Hook/Melody Master Files, you will also get the Hook Checklist. This is the course Friedemann used to give at conservatories all over Europe. It focuses on rewriting hooks. In other words, you'll learn how to turn a good melody into a great one.

Learn the Formulas of Hit Hook-Writing today!

Write memorable, commercial hooks & melodies.

Hack into Commercial Hook-Writing

Learn the Techniques of the Pros


2,5 hours of deep, pro hook-writing

Over 60 videos, 10 chapters, 9 PDFs, 8 Audio Files, 2 Bonus Programs - This course is PACKED with practical, commercial hook-writing techniques, that will completely transform the way in which you write hooks!


Bonus materials & exercises

This course comes with lots of bonuses, such as a bonus section on learning scales and chords, and 8 PDF cheat sheets.


Full support & 30 Day Guarantee

Have a question about anything? We're here for you. Don't like the course? Let us know and we'll give you back every last cent, no questions asked!

Here's what you'll learn...

HOOK your audience

Everything you need to know to start writing razor-sharp melodies


Part I: Psychology

Learn what hooks and melodies are, what they do and don't do, and what the ground rules to writing your own memorable and commercial hooks and melodies are.


Part II: The Motif

The secret to hook-writing explained, among with the #1 mistake songwriters make, examples of music design, how to use the "Ursatz", and exercises.


Part III: Line Structure

What is Line Structure and what are good examples? Learn the difference between Melodic vs. Rhythmic Structure, and other Interesting Structures. With exercises on using structure in your hooks and melodies.


Part IV: Verses vs. Verses

Learn about the differences and similarities between Choruses and Verses, different melodic approaches with examples, and the Pre-Chorus.


Part V: Harmony/Melody

Become familiar with the link between Harmony and Melody, with different triad flavors, upper structure secrets to spice up your hooks and melodies, and how to use al this in your own music.


Part VI: Base Pitches

What are base pitches, how are they used in modern songwrititng? Learn how to create interesting lines with base pitches.


Part VII: Groove

An introduction to Groove with rhythmical building blocks, note length and how to program it, and the backbeat, and how to use it.


Part VIII: Development

Here we look at how to develop your hooks and melodies, using pick up phrases, rhythmic retention, extension, truncation, ornamentation, thinning, sequencing, and inversion.


Part IX: Bits and Pieces

What about space, call and respons, lyrics, backing vocals, counterpoint, and inpsiration? Those will all be covered in Part 9.


Part X: Bonus Section

And a summary of the complete course, a quickfix class in learning chords, and scales, 9 PDF cheat sheets, and 8 backing tracks for non commercial use. 


The Hook/Melody Master Files comes with...

The Hook Checklist 
($49 Value!)

In addition to the Hook/Melody Master Files, you will also get the Hook Checklist. This is the course Friedemann used to give at conservatories all over Europe. It focuses on rewriting hooks. In other words, you'll learn how to turn a good melody into a great one.

About The Course Teacher,
Friedemann Findeisen

Friedemann Findeisen (*1989, BMus) is a creator, songwriting coach and public speaker. After jumping onto the scene in 2015 with his best-selling book "The Addiction Formula", today he is best known for his YouTube channel "Holistic Songwriting" and the Artists Series. 

To this point, the YouTube channel has gathered over 370K subscribers and a total of 10M views, making it one of the biggest songwriting channels in the world. Friedemann is also the creator of "The Songwriting Decks", a new inspiration tool for songwriters which overfunded by 230% on Kickstarter. Friedemann is a sought-after guest speaker at music conventions and tours Europe with his masterclasses on Structuring Songs and Getting Things Made. 

In his free time, he designs board games that tell stories, invents escape rooms and writes music. His 2020 debut album "Subface", which he released under his artist name "Canohead" has been labeled the "Album of the Year" by the Nu Metal scene.

Friedemann lives in Cologne, Germany with his wife Joanna and their cat Lyric.

This is what Songwriters say about the Hook/Melody Master Files...

this program truly gives you a major advantage over the competition

Jeff Whitner -


WOW! I am extremely impressed. I learned so much so quick that, I will go back and view it several times to make sure I do not miss anything (even with note taking). As soon as I started the "Hook/Melody Master Files" video, I knew instantly that this is EXACTLY what I wanted and needed. Please do not reveal this information to too many people because this program truly gives you a MAJOR Advantage over the competition. It is kind of like taking a gun to a knife fight.

managed to unravel some of the mysteries of music

Joel Johansson -


I just watched it for 30 minutes but I'm already very hyped about it. Your explanation of melody-to-chord intervals is already blowing my mind. Even though I've been composing music  for about 20 years and know a bit of basic theory, this perspective is new stuff to me. Before I stumbled upon your courses, I thought composing was only about rhythmic motifs, balancing repetition/variation, a good chord progression and a big portion of luck and emotion - which is only partly true. Call me ignorant, but it's hard to come by the perspectives you share in such a clear and applicable fashion. I had previously never thought about the possibility of building motifs of interval qualities, as explained in some part of the course. To me, this little detail alone makes the course worth it. Once again you've managed to unravel some of the mysteries of music! Thanks! 

And this is what they say about Holistic Songwriting...

taught me that I too can find my own voice with confidence

Weslay hibberd - writer

Having failed many times at writing a song I am happy with I have found that perseverance and sound guidance from Friedemann has reconfigured my approach and led me to achieve results I love. I enjoy the songwriting process, and Friedemann has taught me that the methods adopted by many great songwriters I admire are not transcendent and I too can find my own voice with confidence. Friedemann inspired me to use songwriting methods as tools rather than blueprints to communicate mine.

opened a new world for me

steve b -


Friedemann opened a new world for me with his approach to songwriting and singing the initial lyrics. Skeptical at first, not really a singer. I tried it and was amazed at the increased production and improvement in my songs. And, many of his tools are also very helpful and time savers too. Now the band is heading to the studio to record enough for a first EP. I couldn't have done it without his guidance.

helped me expand beyong being a rap artist

moreno muanza -


I started rapping when I was fourteen and today I'm twenty one. I left College 2-3 years ago to pursue music full time. I had the confidence and vision to become a professional artist but there were skills and information I KNEW I was missing. I read every and any songwriting book I can get my hands on and any music theory book I can find. I've been going to music conventions for years... to become a professional,  I knew I needed guidance or a coach. Holistic Songwriting helped me expand beyond being a rap artist. I studied and bought every product holistic songwriting has ever created. My testimonial for holistic songwriting is me releasing three EP'S and one twelve song mixtape. Holistic songwriting gave me the perspective and creativity to make four musical projects & SIX music video's. My goal is to be a platinum selling artist and I know holistic songwriting can make me that Artist.

changed my life and it's thanks to your education

asia ward -


My name is Asia Ward and I graduated last May with a degree in musical theatre, but nowadays, I produce, write, and sing songs for myself and other people. The only way that transition was possible was because of your courses. I started making music for fun after musical theatre didn't work out, but had no direction on where to start. With your guidance, my older songs were selected to win a slot in Tayla Parx's songwriting/production camp in NYC with people like Tommy Brown, Sarah Hudson, Ali Thompson, Normani, and more were in attendance. It changed my life and it's thanks to your education. You are able to break down giant ideas into a language I understand.

my single has gained over 500K streams

eric ryan -

recording artist

Once I found your videos on youtube & purchased your audiobook, it taught me a variety of tools that I could use to formulate/create the structures of my songs... Some of which now have over hundreds of thousands of streams across my platforms! 

I love the way you break knowledge/music concepts down to level where "music theory" isn't needed to understand. The way you teach these concepts are in a fun/easy to take in sort of way if that makes sense... I see you as like the "cool/fun" teacher that everyone had in school. 

Thanks to holistic songwriting, the tools I learned helped me structure & arrange all of my music including my single „Soleil“ which has gained over 500K streams/plays across all my platforms combined!!

broke me out of the box I was in for 20 years

ehrich weiss -


I'm a hobbyist songwriter and musician of over 30 years looking to improve my skills in writing lyrics, melody and rhythms for my songs. Holistic Songwriting has broken me out of the little box I had been occupying in my musical journey and given me a new direction for my ideas, and especially one I've had for almost 20 years but was going nowhere.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this course self paced?/When does it start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days through me[at], and we will give you a full refund.

When do I get access to my course?

You will get immediate access to all classes through Teachable.

I don't know music theory/I'm only a beginner. Can I still learn something here?

Yes, absolutely. We've added our quickfix courses on learning chords and scales to the Hook/Melody Master Files as a bonus. And everything is explained in detail so even a beginner will be able to write commercial hooks after following this course.

If I have a question about something in the course, can I contact Holistic Songwriting?

Yes, you're more than welcome to ask us whatever you want, course related or not at me{at] (replace "[at]" with "@").

Can I use the hooks/melodies in the course for my own songs?

You can for non commercial use, but we do highly encourage you to use this course to create your own unique memorable hooks and melodies. Be creative!

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