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Stripped-Down Songwriting: Write Songs That Tell Stories

Learn everything you need to write captivating acoustic songs like H.E.R. In this class, 5x Grammy-winner H.E.R. takes you into her studio and teaches you her complete songwriting process. Follow along as she writes 2 brand new songs from start to finish, right in front of you, explaining everything she’s doing and thinking along the way.

$349.99

What’s included:

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    In-depth video lessons (6h 7m)

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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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Prolific songwriting and multi-instrumentalist. 5x Grammy winner (25 nominations), including “Song of the Year” and “Best R&B Album”. Known for her vulnerable songwriting.
What you’ll learn
Turning Your Story Into Songs
Writing Authentic Lyrics
Chord Progressions and the Ones H.E.R. Uses the Most
Creating Catchy Melodies
Building Out Song Arrangements
Chord Progressions
Wordplay and Storytelling
Writing Effective Verses, Prechoruses, and Choruses
The Art of Collaboration
Elevating Vocals with Riffs, Runs, and Dynamics
Performing Songs Live

Lessons (14)

Apply what you learn

Write your own captivating acoustic songs, step by step

In the class, H.E.R. breaks down her songwriting process into clear, actionable steps. Follow along with H.E.R.’s process step by step and write your own acoustic songs. You can also watch H.E.R.’s process in full first and then bring the ideas, tools, and techniques into your own projects. By following H.E.R.’s proven process, you’ll learn everything you need to write songs like this:

Who’s this class for?
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You’re a fan of H.E.R. and are curious to see what happens behind the scenes. You’re looking for inspiration and access to a world you normally can’t see.

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You want to learn exactly how H.E.R. does what she does. Watch her real, start-to-finish process, including how she navigates every decision, setback, and more.

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You want to know all of H.E.R.’s insider secrets — the exact tools and techniques she uses, her hard-won lessons, and well-guarded industry secrets.

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4.85 (203 reviews)
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Malika Mbarki

Incredible class, such precious tips! H.E.R is so talented and her confidence has been contagious throughout the whole process. I recommend this class a million times!

Ashlie Greising

Everything I needed and more! I write with an acoustic guitar and often struggle with writing the different sections of a song. It's nice to see H.E.R. show us the process she uses to complete a song from start to finish. Thank you, I'm so happy I found this course.

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Micah Brassfield

It was such an incredible experience to watch an artist I admire and whose music I enjoy so much go through her creative process in such a down-to-earth way.

Nick Klaus

A true guide that you can follow along with and create your own original song. I loved the last part also with H.E.R. performing the song she created.

Otis Hall

I loved observing the actual raw process of songwriting, feeling like I’m right there in the room with H.E.R.!

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Daniel Binderman

H.E.R. was a great teacher - and her approach to letting the song speak to you and kind of inform you of what you wanted to say in the first place was a really strong lesson. This class has helped me pick up a lot of songs that I haven't been able to complete, and use H.E.R.'s methods to get them going. REALLY great teacher.

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Michael McLendon

The best part was witnessing the nuts and bolts of songwriting and collaboration from H.E.R.’s perspective.

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Jasmine Rencher

Really liked getting to see H.E.R.'s process up close and follow along as she wrote original songs.

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Kevin Chan

Seeing H.E.R. work was fantastic. It was helpful to see her process and hear her thoughts.

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Neysa Embry

I liked the experience of watching a professional in the song creation process and being inspired to make my own music.

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Brandy Fort

I enjoyed watching the videos and walking through the writing process with H.E.R. It felt like she was holding my hand along the way and I really took to all the tips and insights she shared about song writing.

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Nneka Ritter

I loved the fact that I was pushed to understand all the key ingredients of becoming a stronger writer! I learned new terminology and methods that I never knew. Thank you H.E.R and her team. ❤️

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John Williams

It was amazing seeing how a song goes from a chord to a final product, plus all the tools she uses and how she collaborates.

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Shaurel Music

Loved every bit!

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Michael Daniels

Felt like I was with her one-on-one!

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meet your instructor
H.E.R.

H.E.R. is a Grammy- and Oscar-winning musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. Born Gabriella Wilson, she performed on national platforms when she was 10, was dubbed a child prodigy, and got a record deal at age 14. She re-emerged under the name H.E.R. in 2016 and has been releasing chart-toppers and snagging awards ever since, thanks to her authentic and emotional lyrics, genre-bending sound, and old-soul vibes. Using her songwriting as a vehicle for self-expression and storytelling, H.E.R. shows just how powerful writing authentically and speaking from your truth can be.

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Frequently asked questions

$349.99

What’s included:

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    In-depth video lessons (6h 7m)

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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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