Singer-Songwriter Foundations

Write your best songs yet.
Join Emily C. Browning as she breaks down her unique approach to singing, fingerstyle-guitar playing, and composing.



For All ability levels

Learn the art of songwriting

  • Write better lyrics
  • Develop fingerstyle guitar skills
  • Learn practical music theory that won't put you to sleep
  • Comes with unlimited access to all lessons on Pickup Music

Step-by-step Instruction

19 lessons

HD video tutorials with interactive TAB, chord charts, and PDF class notes


2 week commitment

Learn at your own pace. Most students take two weeks to complete this class.


New grooves. Better songs.

Write your best songs yet with Emily's unique approach to songwriting and fingerstyle guitar.

Just the start

Unlimited access to all classes

Develop your skills with lessons for every step of your guitar learning journey.

A UNIQUE online class

Become a versatile singer-songwriter

Join your mentor Emily C. Browning as she breaks down her distinctive and honest approach to singing and songwriting. In this class, you'll primarily learn vocal warm-ups, lyric-writing exercises, and John Mayer-inspired fingerstyle guitar grooves. 

Part I.

PART I. Understanding Chords and Music Theory

First, you'll learn how to play chords in any key with the numbers system and spice them up with 4-part and extended voicings.

Part II.

PART II. Fingerstyle Grooves

Next, Emily breaks down two infectious fingerstyle guitar grooves. If you've seen Emily's videos on Instagram, you'll have a good idea of what's in store.

Part III.

PART III. How to Write Better Lyrics

Lyric writing is a key skill for any songwriter. Here, you'll learn techniques to craft compelling original verses and choruses.

Part IV.

PART IV. Introduction to Singing

Learn the basics of singing with exercises and advice for non-singers looking to develop their voice.

Part V.

PART V. SongSquad

Wrap up the class by learning two original compositions of Emily's that will put your fingerstyle guitar skills to the test.

Hear why students love this Master Class

Learn what makes Emily C. Browning's class so popular

Carol H.

I am really enjoying the content so far.  It’s already transformed my practice routine. I also appreciate the variety of instructors and genres. Inclusion matters so much, and it’s rad that you all got this right out the gate.

Sam R.

Pickup Music has been an awesome resource thus far. I love the lessons from young players who are at the forefront of contemporary music. The Master Classes are definitely my favorite as they have a clear plan of study and a logical progression behind them.

Anton K.

Just want to say thank you for such a great platform. Over the last few months, I felt stuck with guitar – no inspiration, a lack of motivation those kind of things. After I found Pickup Music, I can’t stop playing – jumping from one video to another. Everything is super cool!

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Learn at your own pace

Learn through a step-by-step curriculum

The lessons in this class are suitable for musicians of any ability level. The curriculum was crafted by our team of master's-level and pro touring musicians to give you the best possible pathway to becoming a better musician.

Emily C. Browning


Emily C. Browning

Emily C. Browning is a New Zealand-based guitarist and singer-songwriter. You may know her from her massive Instagram presence, which led her to tour internationally as the supporting act for Vulfpeck's Cory Wong. You can find her music under Emily C. Browning, Her Songs, & Why The Face.


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  • Jam Tracks
  • Members-only forum
  • Enter in the Emerging Artist Fund