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Songwriting Unleashed is an online songwriting course for anyone who wants to improve their abilities and build confidence as a skilful, versatile songwriter.

It’s not specific to any genre and is designed so both beginners and experienced songwriters can massively enhance their skills.

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Find Inspiration Everywhere and use Simple Techniques to Beat Writer’s Block

Two things that often plague songwriters are a lack of inspiration, and the dreaded writer's block. You get stuck at some point in your songwriting process and then have no idea what to say or how to develop that idea. OR you can't even get started in the first place!

With the techniques you'll learn in Songwriting Unleashed you'll never need to worry about those two things again. I'm going to show you how you can draw inspiration from anything and everything around you, then take those ideas and flesh them out into awesome songs.

Write Captivating Music and Authentic Lyrics that Flow with Ease

Combining lyrics, melodies and chords with a structure that seems to draw the listener on through the track is a skill which sadly eludes many. Or if we have discovered one way of achieving it, that idea gets rinsed out over and over again.

Songwriting Unleashed is going to give you a deeper understanding of how to flesh-out your ideas into unique sets of lyrics, melodies, harmonics and structures so you won't be stuck with the one idea and your composing will truly be serving the song.

Build Confidence in your Abilities and Share your Tracks with Conviction

Confidence is a major stumbling block when it comes to songwriting. It's almost impossible to be truly objective about your own work. It's easy to feel emotionally exposed, or that what you've written is below par. And all too often the inner critic is giving it a massive panning.

When you join Songwriting Unleashed you'll get two things. First is the in-depth training that covers all aspects of songwriting. The second is the safe sharing space within the student community. With this knowledge, skills and feedback you can be sure you've penned a hit!



  • Become a descriptive, emotive, dynamic writer with great command of language

  • Fall in love with writing by learning how to implement many different language tools, like metaphor and alliteration, while developing your own writing style

  • Learn the simple techniques that will get you past writer’s block every single time and allow you to draw inspiration from anything

Learn Creative Writing
Create interesting harmonic sections for that support the melody


  • Discover how to arrange your words so that they flow seamlessly and naturally together

  • Learn how to play with expectation, using line length, rhyme, meter and structure to craft lyrics which captivate and connect

  • Understand the different structural systems within a song and how to use them to best serve your ideas


  • Master the basic theory that underpins rhythm and melody

  • Understand pitch, scales, modes and how it relates to the singer

  • Phrasing, dynamics and articulation

Discover how to write fantastic melodies
Create interesting harmonic sections for that support the melody


  • Explore the chords within your key and how they relate to the root and each other

  • Learn to how to chose or build the chords which convey the emotion you want to communicate

  • Discover how to structure your song for maximum impact and how to retain the interest of the listener


  • Use recording Equipment and your digital audio workstation with confidence understanding basic recording principles

  • Improve your results by utilising mic techniques with acoustic instruments and electric guitar.

  • Understand how to set up and use MIDI and digital instruments to expand your sonic landscape

Get the most out of your recording equipment
Create rich textures within your songs


  • Introduce hooks, solo, and call and responses to bring out more character in your song

  • Develop piano, strings and synth parts that give each section of your song a unique sonic identity

  • Add expressive rhythm sections to your songs to give them drive and groove


  • Add incidentals and random bits that give your song more character and a professional feel

  • Learn the basics of mixing including set up, EQ, processing and FX so you can share your songs with confidence

  • Distribute your tracks on the streaming platforms so you can start building your fanbase

Give your songs the xtra wow factor then share them

•Limited Time Pre-Launch Bonuses

Customised Course

As an early adopter, taking advantage of the pre-launch offer you will be integral in shaping the course by offering feedback on the materials as they’re released and suggesting areas you’d like to see being developed.


Weekly Online, Group Coaching for Early Adopters

Prior to the course content being fully released, and as a thank you for being an early adopter, you'll get access to weekly small group coaching calls with Tom throughout the pre-launch phase.

This deal is only going to be available until the course goes fully DIY and all the course materials are released.

Private Community

The private community group will open in the pre-launch phase allowing early adopters to get all the support they need and have any of their questions answered.

What's Included In Songwriting Unleashed




Easy simple easy to follow video tutorials


Easy simple easy to follow video tutorials



Easy simple easy to follow video tutorials



Daily Practice Exercises

Meet Your Instructor

My name is Thomas Magnus and I've been making, studying and performing music for the best part of 30 years.

Aside from the ubiquitous school recorder lessons and guitar group, I started out with a £100 second hand guitar and a great deal of enthusiasm to emulate my favourite bands and songwriters. I did not have a great grasp of how music or songs worked and eventually got stuck in a bit of a rut. However, my drive and desire to be able to write great songs compelled me to invest my time and money in study, experiments and practice until I went from writing songs that were just OK, to songs I felt really proud of. Which boosted my confidence to share them with the world. I went from not being able to tell if I had written a good song or not, to knowing that if someone didn't like it it was down to their taste not my music.

Although I have dedicated a great deal of time to learning and honing my craft something I have learned is... You don't need to be possessed of an innate ability, be an expert in music theory, be a virtuoso musician, be some kind of poetic wordsmith, and you don't need to hold any formal qualifications in music to be able to write great songs! Once you understand the basics of songwriting you'll have the confidence to turn any idea into an awesome song. And you'll be able to dip into your tool bag of songwriting knowledge to find the right tool when things are challenging, meaning you'll never get stuck. While creating and sharing my own music will always be part of my life I felt like keeping all this knowledge to myself was not fulfilling a higher purpose. Music is essentially limitless and there is room for everyone. That's what inspired my to create Tom's Audio School and to help aspiring music makers to write and produce professional sounding music.

I realise you may not care the ins and outs of why I created Tom's Audio School, and what you really want to know is CAN I ACTUALLY HELP YOU? Having been on many courses and programme I have seen music and songwriting taught in many different ways. Some good, some bad. I've taken these observations and created this step-by-step system to be efficient and easy to follow with a focus on results and development. I have confidence this will work for anyone who has a passion to write great songs. I hope you're as excited as I am for you to begin this journey. I'll also be in the private community answering questions, hope to see you in there!

My Music

Who Is This Course For?

  • You want to learn how to write fantastic songs that really connect with your audience

  • You have a desire to be able to craft intricate melodies and meaningful lyrics

  • You value quality and believe that you can achieve that through knowledge building and practice

  • You have a desire to improve their skills utilizing a comprehensive and systematic approach

What Categories Do We Focus On?

  • ​Aspiring Songwriters from any walk of life

  • Singer songwriters

  • Grassroots Artists

  • ​Songwriters and lyricists looking to improve their skills and the quality of their songs

  • Music producers wanting to better understand the processes of songwriting

  • Hobbyists songwriters

  • Independent and local musicians

  • University and college students looking to enhance their music or music technology course

  • ​And so much more!

Who Is This Course NOT For?

  • Your aren't willing to take instructions and prefer to figure things out on your own with trial and error.

  • You do not believe you can gain usable, practical knowledge and songwriting skills through a comprehensive, systematic approach

Frequently Asked Questions

What skill level is this program for?

You don't need to have any particular skill level to follow this course. Undoubtedly beginners and intermediates will see the most progress, but there is knowledge and skills in there for everyone. What is more important is a desire and drive to make music and improve your skills. And whatever level you are at right now there is support in the community as you improve.

How long do I have access to the program & when does it start?

You'll get instant, lifetime access to the course materials so you can start when you like. You are also at liberty to progress at your own speed through the materials. So you can whip through things you are familiar with and double down on the parts you find more challenging.

Can't I learn all of this on Youtube?

I'm sure all of the information in this course is available on YouTube or in books and University courses. However, YouTube does not offer a systematic approach to learning with a predesigned curriculum and community of support. I have taken thirty years of learning and experience and condensed it down into this course so you don't need to trawl through YouTube trying to figure it out yourself any more if you don't want to.

Do I need to play or own a musical instrument before starting?

It's not a prerequisite to get started on the course. When we come to the melody and harmony writing parts of the course you will need some way of working out what notes you want to play or sing. At that point we will look at different options together which will include free and cheap ways to achieve that.

Are you going to teach songwriting on a specific instrument?

My main instrument is guitar so I'll be using that and a piano/keyboard to demonstrate and teach specific elements of the course. However, it doesn't matter what your preferred instrument, or even if you don't have a preferred instrument yet. When we start writing the melodic and harmonic parts of the song we will look at the ways you can acquire a free or reasonably priced instrument as at that point you will need something that enable you to figure out notes and chords. But don't worry about it we're going to look at that when the time is right.

Do I need to have a Digital Audio Workstation before starting the course?

There is no need to have access to a digital audio workstation before starting the course. When we get to the relevant module we will look at all the options, both free and paid for so you can decide which is right for you. If you already have a DAW you are using that will be fine.

Are you using a specific DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)?

Rather than teaching a specific DAW we will be looking at the fundamentals of modern recording and the skills required to present your music in the best possible light. I will be using Pro Tools to demonstrate as that's my personal preference. But Logic, Cubase, Ableton or Garageband and any other programme which allows you to record audio and midi will do the job just fine.

Is there a lot of music theory in the course?

My aim to to build your skills in a way that gives you usable knowledge where you won't need to rely on things like drag and drop chord packages. I know a lot of people fear music theory so my approach is to introduce the relevant parts of theory in relation to a practical goal we are trying to achieve whether that's writing a melody or choosing an appropriate chord. We are NOT sitting down and studying pure theory. We're going to take the useful parts and break them down into easily digestible chunks that make sense in a practical setting. You will not need to read music, and you especially won't need to sight read music. We will just be using the language of music theory where necessary in order to comprehend what we're doing. The likelihood is that you actually already know some theory, for example you may well know what a bar or a beat is.

Should I invest in Songwriting Unleashed before sharing my music?

There is no need to wait to share your music. Writing music and songs is a journey and a learnable skill. You don't start out will all the skills and experience, that builds over time. This course will build on whatever you've achieved up until now and accelerate your learning and skill level so your next batch of songs is exponentially higher quality. I would always encourage people to share their work as it builds confidence, bravery and resilience. Your job as a songwriter is not to please or appease people. Your job is to make a statement, or to try and make sense of life in your own unique way - and who is to say whether that is right or wrong?

Is there a guarantee?

Absolutely! Songwriting Unleashed has a 7-Day Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are not completely SATISFIED and ENLIGHTENED by the Songwriting Unleashed Program, then contact us within 7 Days for a full refund, no questions asked!