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John Legend to Teach Songwriting Through MasterClass

MasterClass has announced that award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend will join the platform to teach songwriting.

Looking at John Legend’s Songwriting Class

In case you haven’t heard of MasterClass, it’s a streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects. Earlier this year, Mariah Carey joined the platform to teach vocal lessons, and now, John Legend is stepping into the mix.

In his class, Legend will break down his songwriting process from start to finish, giving members a framework for finding their voice and writing with purpose. Legend will also give members a firsthand look into the creation of his song “Free.” The class is available now exclusively on MasterClass, where subscribers get unlimited access to all 150+ instructors with an annual membership.

Teaching Members How to Capture Experiences

Legend teaches members how to capture experiences, convey feelings and inspire a movement through music. Using his hit songs “All of Me,” “Again” and “Dope” as case studies, he shares how he uses mumble tracks to write melodies and how he structures songs to tell a story. 

Legend will help members find inspiration in the world around them and turn their personal experiences into unique songs. To demonstrate how to use music to spark a movement, Legend provides a behind-the-scenes look into his writing process for the Oscar-winning song “Glory” for the film Selma. 

Legend will walk members through the importance of being a strong collaborator, as well as how to blend musical genres and record background vocals. Additionally, he will also provide tips for performing live. 

“Songs are core to who we are and are such an important part of humanity,” Legend said. “My class will give you the tools to find your voice, figure out who you are, and establish yourself with longevity so you can make a real impact through music.”

So, if you have been dying to take a class from the one and only John Legend, now is your chance! To sign up, visit

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