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1. Come Up With Ideas
Find unique and powerful subjects to write about in an instant, using the powerful formula in the “Concept box”
2. Improve Structure
Add progression to your lyric in one of 6 possible ways without sounding old-fashioned or as if you’re trying too hard.
3. Save Time
Print out a stack of these and fill them out to prepare Co-Writing Sessions. Or use them to organize your lyrics.
Welcome to Holistic Songwriting!
Hi! My name is Friedemann Findeisen and I'm a songwriting coach. I analyze modern Rock and Pop songs to find practical formulas you can use in your own writing.
I've written a best-selling book and several video courses, and there's the YouTube channel of course (currently about 280,000 subscribers). I also do a weekly livestream where I answer your questions, give feedback to your songs and talk about songwriting & production. You can check that out here.
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The Lyric Canvas
Our most popular product, the Lyric Canvas is the ultimate tool for sketching up and structuring commercial lyrics, used by thousands of songwriters around the globe.
The Weeknd Runs/Licks
Want to be able to write hooks like The Weeknd? These licks and runs are a good start, complete with the underlying theory, as well as tips on teaching these in a studio setting.
3 Hit Song Arrangements
Wonder how to build the drama in your songs? Follow these blueprints and your songs will sound more dynamic, more exciting and more addicting.
Nirvana: The Formulas
Ever wanted to write Chord Progressions like Kurt Cobain? Perhaps surprisingly, there is actually a surprising amount of formulas Kurt liked to use in his own writing.
Protecting Your Songs (Coming Soon!)
How do I make sure no one steals my intellectual property? How do I copyright my songs, how do I prevent people from illegally sharing my music?
143 Chord Progressions
Stuck writing chords? This PDF is filled to the brim with usable, easy to play chord progressions in both major and minor.
Taylor Swift Lines
Find out THE formula Taylor Swift uses for her melody writing. As you will see in the PDF, a surprising amount of the songs on 1989 uses this concrete formula.
201 Royalty-Free Song Titles
Like to start your lyrics with the title? How about a list of 201 hand-picked, commercial titles then? Sorted alphabetically, this inspiring list will get you going in no time!
10 Beginner Hacks
While Holistic Songwriting is usually targeted at intermediate to advanced songwriters, this PDF gives you the 10 best practices if you just started writing songs.