I’ll take a quick break for an aside here regarding an excellent program on Coursera – the Modern Musician specialization from Berklee College of Music. You don’t have to pay for the specialization, you can take each course in it 100% free. Berkelee offers some GREAT courses on Coursera, and these are no exception.
I’ve taken all the courses in the series and they’re fantastic. A great way to get to know modern music production software and a bit of the theory behind it, as well as a detailed look at lyric and songwriting.