I’m Gary Burr. That’s right. I said it. I went from sitting in Connecticut dreaming about writing songs to being inducted into the Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame. Everything I learned along the way, I’m willing to share! (actually…sell.)
I’m offering an online course that presents, in a logical and fun way, all the lessons I learned in the last forty years that helped me become a hit songwriter for Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Ricky Martin and many others. Along the way I have also learned a lot about origami. If that interests you at all I’ll throw that in.
This course will help you move your songwriting to the next level (I suggest the escalator) and avoid the common pitfalls that keep you from writing the best songs you can.
You'll be more likely to get your song heard and taken seriously by industry professionals and artists.
Raising the quality of your writing will give you a better chance of attracting publishers and artists to your songs. I will also teach you how to wrap your cd’s in aluminum foil since publishers are attracted to shiny things.
IMAGINE writing better melodies . . . better hooks . . .better verses. . .
IMAGINE getting yes's instead of no's
IMAGINE writing songs that are good enough that you can make a living from them
IMAGINE there’s no heaven…oh wait….
How to have better ideas when you start the song
How to come up with better titles
How to work with cowriters
How to find the cowriters you need
How to edit and revise your older songs to make them more commercial and better to pitch
And how to DRESS for SUCCESS. Or at least how to dress. Tying shoes is a bitch.
I’ve taken everything I know and learned in songwriting and organized it into bite-sized nuggets (yum) of hard won wisdom. (okay…THAT doesn’t sound delicious). Most of these nuggets you can watch in less than 10 minutes. Micro-nuggets, as it were. In a few minutes a day. Click. Learn. Repeat.
The course has video lessons you can watch again and again. Exercises that will strengthen your songwriting muscles.
You’ll also get the opportunity to get personalized feedback from me on the course. Things like “Stand up straight!” and “Don’t write with your mouth full!” Pure gold.
You’ll have 3 months to go through the course again and again. I’ve found that if I’ve made it available for an unlimited amount of time, people will find a way to procrastinate. People are funny like that. And I want YOU to start writing the best songs you can right away.
I teach a live, in-person course where people fly to Nashville to have the thrill of sitting in front of me for a weekend and listening to me yap. I charge $1000. (Worth every penny.) In addition to the fee, they have to fly into town, be away from their families and pay for lodging and transportation.
This online course costs only $497 (worth every penny) and you can do it on your sofa in your pajamas. Or IN your sofa and ON your pajamas. I’m not judging.
I have confidence that if you follow and apply this course, you will become a better songwriter. Here’s the deal: If for ANY reason during the first two weeks this course isn’t working for you, I will refund your money. No questions asked. No feelings hurt. I want us to stay friends. Close friends.
It couldn’t be easier. Actually, I guess it technically COULD be easier. It could be free. But THAT’S not gonna happen.
Just find the button that says “CLICK HERE TO BUY THE COURSE” and that single click will enter you into a world of pure imagination. Also into the world of my secure online shopping cart where you can pay with your credit card and get immediate access to the course.
The course will be released a little at a time over the next couple of months so you don’t get overwhelmed and you can follow along with me and all your fellow songwriters in a supportive environment. A slow, slow drip of knowledge. Like morphine.
Remember: it will be online for three months so you can go over the material again and again until you can fully absorb its principles. It is highly absorbent.
You'll be taken to my secure online payment page where you can pay with your credit card. We went thru all this, didn’t we?
After your payment goes through, you will be given instant access to the course and log in credentials. So fast it will make your head spin. Like morphine.
You can visit the course as often as you want over the next three months.
“Gary’s course really hits the spot in demystifying the songwriting process. It’s fun, inspiring and highly usable” (Nigel Watson)
"In addition to teaching the ins and outs, do's and don'ts and tricks of the trade, Gary inspires and encourages. And whether you're a beginner, an unpublished, hard-working songsmith or have some successes under your belt, when encouragement comes from someone with Gary's resume and solid-gold songwriting accomplishments, it's beyond priceless." (Johnny Foley, Professional Songwriter)
"Gary Burr's songwriting class was a great deal! I would have paid $5000 for all I got out of it. Do you really want to write great songs? Take the class!!!" (Clay Lloyd)
"I have not done a lot of on-line learning but I have to say Gary made it easy, enjoyable and the thoroughness of topics was tremendously valuable. A great course, well worth the money, and I feel I am a better songwriter for it. Now, where's my pen..." (David McClachlan)
"I have taken numerous songwriting courses and on-line classes but the North Star Method was by far the best investment I have made in my songwriting journey! I apply what I learned every time I write. Gary teaches you methods that have led him to tremendous songwriting success, AND you have a good time along the way. Well worth every penny spent! Thank you again. The course has made me a better writer." (Jay Brehmer)
"The NorthStar Method: A Songwriting Masterclass" was exactly what I needed to start my journey as a new songwriter. Gary's approach to songwriting was not only educational, but he also made it fun. I feel like I now have the tools to help get my creative juices flowing. I highly recommend this course to all budding songwriters. Thank you so much, Gary, for offering your class in an online format for all of us to enjoy! (Jackie Forzano)
"This class was so meaningful, inspiring and informative. I’ll never be able to watch a show, read or hold a conversation without my songwriting scanning sensors turned on. Your course brought my love for music to the next level. I’m confident that your course was everything I needed to produce a great song." (Elana Priesman)
"While I watched, listened and laughed with Gary, I also began re-writing my lyrics in a much more focused way. Improved my editing skills; found a guitar player; and devoted more time to my music..and I finally completed a song that was stalled..found the right view point to right from...so yep it was/is worth it to have a sit down with Gary and the course." (Jan Slow)
“Incredible! inspiring! All the credit for my Grammy will go to your musical insights. Now if only I get nominated.” (Jeff G)
"Gary Burr's Northstar songwriting class was very informative and easy to follow. Gary did a good job of explaining song structure and the steps in crafting songs that makes sense. His sense of humor and easy going manner made each session very enjoyable, it was definitely worth the investment." (Scott Stone)
"Gary Burr, a multi-hit songwriter, has long been one of my favorites. When he offered his Online Songwriting Course, I jumped at the opportunity. The lessons are comprised of video segments which build on each other sequentially, and the ability to re-visit the online lessons at my own pace was a real plus. Gary's wit combined with his knowledge, experience and obvious devotion to the craft of songwriting, make this course a standout. I can honestly say that this is the most complete, comprehensive and fun songwriting course I've ever taken. I feel like I've been given the keys to the kingdom. Thanks Gary." (Kevin James Lynch)