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Indie Pop Songwriting & Production: The Modern Approach to Pop Music

Learn everything you need to write & produce modern indie pop music. In this class, Grammy-nominated producer Alexander 23 takes you into his studio and teaches you his complete songwriting and production process — the same process he's used to produce hits like "good 4 u" by Olivia Rodrigo. Follow along as he writes, records, and produces a brand new indie pop song from start to finish, explaining everything he's doing along the way.

$289.99

What’s included:

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    In-depth video lessons (8h 4m)

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    Step-by-step curriculum

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    Online and at your own pace

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    Watch on all devices

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    Unlimited lifetime access

Taught by

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One of the hottest songwriters & producers in music. Produced “good 4 u” for Olivia Rodrigo. Opened for John Mayer on tour. Over 1 billion streams on artist project.
What you’ll learn
Alexander 23's unique approach to modern songwriting & production
Drawing compelling songs concepts and stories from your life
Cataloging your lyric ideas, so you always have raw materials to work with
Constructing a hook that’s meaningful, fresh, and memorable
Composing music on guitar and keys that supports your lyrics and story
Crafting unique and hooky vocals melodies
Writing effective lyrics that tell a story and communicate your ideas in an original way
How to produce the songs you write
Getting your song into your DAW by recording & arranging a guide track
Alexander’s go-to sounds, plug-ins, samples, synths, pedals, and FX
How to record, comp, edit, tune, and process modern pop vocals, including Alexander's exact vocal chain
Recording, pocketing, and processing keys, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, and synths
Indie drum production, including samples, live performance, and creative processing
Developing your own sonic identity
Ear candy & hooky production moments
Producing satisfying transitions between song sections
Composing, recording, and processing harmonies, background vocals, & doubles
Record guitar solos, including the specific pedals and amp Alexander uses
Mastering & finalizing your song

Class Overview

Learn all of Alexander 23's songwriting & production secrets
Alexander 23 is one of the hottest songwriters and producers in music, known for his unique combination of musicianship, singer songwriter sensibilities, and indie pop production. He's worked with artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Reneé Rapp, Jeremy Zucker, Tate McRae, John Mayer, Selena Gomez, Charlie Puth, Noah Kahan, Chelsea Cutler, and many more, and has amassed over a billion streams on his own artist project. In this class, Alexander teaches you everything he knows about writing and producing modern pop songs. During class, Alexander brings you into his studio and shares with you his entire creative process from start to finish. You’ll follow along as he writes, records, and produces a brand new indie pop song completely from scratch, starting from how he find his initial ideas, all the way through mastering and exporting the final track. Along the way, Alexander explains everything that he’s doing and thinking in detail — every idea, decision, tool, and technique. There’s no where else you can get this level of intimate access to Alexander’s brain and process. By the end of the class, you’ll know everything you need to write and produce modern indie pop songs of your own. You’ll develop a complete music-making toolkit that you can use for the rest of your creative life.

Lessons (9)

Apply what you learn

Write & produce your own indie pop songs, step by step

In the class, Alexander 23 breaks down his songwriting & production process into clear, actionable steps. Follow along with Alexander’s process step-by-step and craft your own modern indie pop songs. You can also watch Alexander’s process in full first and then bring the ideas, tools, and techniques into your own projects. By following Alexander 23’s proven process, you’ll learn everything you need to write and produce songs like these:

Who’s this class for?
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You’re a fan of Alexander 23 and want to learn exactly how he does what he does. Go inside his Studio and watch his unfiltered creative process from start to finish.

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You're a songwriter, producer, or artist looking to level up your skills. Bring Alexander's tools, techniques, and best practices into your own process to create better songs.

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You're a professional songwriter or producer looking to hone your craft by diving deep into Alexander's modern approach to songwriting & production.

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What students have to say about the class
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Max Edwards

This was the highlight of my year... as a singer, songwriter, and producer, it is so nice to be able to watch the creative process of one of my favourite artists.

Fernando Sancho

Thankful for such a cool in-depth experience with one of my favorite artists right now.

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Henry Garnett

Alexander 23 works at a great pace and is very clear and informative with his process!

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Max Richardson

So good — and such a unique approach to teaching and learning!

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yannick Sevigny

Absolutely love his honesty and how he takes the time to explain everything.

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Jeremiah Leigh

Amazing insight into the song writing process!

Carlene Wentworth

I'm loving watching Alexander 23's process. Giving me lots of good ideas!

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meet your instructor
Alexander 23

Alexander 23 is one of the hottest songwriters and producers in music, known for his unique combination of musicianship, singer songwriter sensibilities, and indie pop production. He's worked with artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Reneé Rapp, Jeremy Zucker, Tate McRae, John Mayer, Selena Gomez, Charlie Puth, Noah Kahan, Chelsea Cutler, and many more, and has amassed over a billion streams on his own artist project. He's Grammy-nominated for Album of the Year. 

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Unlimited Lifetime Access
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Frequently asked questions

$289.99

What’s included:

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    In-depth video lessons (8h 4m)

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    Step-by-step curriculum

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    Online and at your own pace

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    Watch on all devices

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    Unlimited lifetime access

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