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Welcome to my site. There’s plenty to look at here, videos, blogs, my seminar appearances, links to my Berklee online courses, and much, much more. I’ve got a new piece under Pat’s Parlour, Wittgenstein, Ordinary Language, and Songwriting. It’s about setting: matching lyric rhythm and melodic rhythm. Take a look.
My free online songwriting course at Coursera is still running, with strong numbers. We’re running four times a year. Jump in! So far almost 300,000 folks have signed up for the course. A bit mind-boggling, but I love it.
I hope to see you down the road.
From Debbie Cavalier, Vice President Online Learning & Continuing Education/CEO Berklee Online: "Our new Songwriting major is LIVE and the Press Release (below) is making its debut today. This exciting new major was designed in collaboration with the wonderful Bonnie Hayes, songwriting dept. chair, and many songwriting faculty including Pat Pattison, Neil Diercks, Andrea Stolpe, Jimmy Kachulis, and others.
Please check out the inspirational promo video for this new major complete with a powerful narration written and recorded by the amazing Pat Pattison."
Pat says: "I am thrilled that a songwriting major is available online. Thanks so much to the team at Berklee Online and the incredible teachers who have made this all possible. The online songwriting courses have benefited thousands of songwriters over the last decade and now finally, are collected into an actual major. Learning online in small classes with a hugely qualified instructor is the new model for educational excellence. Brace yourself and jump in!"
Pat discusses different aspects of songwriting including song structure, prosody, the importance of setting words properly, and tips for co-writing in this new interview for Songwriters Marketplace. Listen to the interview here.
American Songwriter publishes Pat's Article - Co-writing: The No Free Zone
Pat's Coursera course featured in Best Courses listed on SkilledUp.com.