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Our Mission Statement: The Minnesota Association of Songwriters is a volunteer, member-supported organization. Its mission is to inspire, educate and strengthen the songwriting and performance skills of its members through seminars, workshops, review meetings, showcases and networking opportunities, while encouraging collaboration and exploration of the creative process.

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Monthly Songwriting Craft Workshop
Thursday, April 11, 2009, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave S., Edina, MN 55435

"Secrets of Using Melody to Write Next Level Songs." Presenter: Chad Shank. Bring your song ideas, lyrics in progress, notebook and pen. Click here for more info.

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You are all invited to take advantage of some great group rate ticket prices to see the production of "Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles - The Best of Abbey Road Performed Live" Our performance date is Saturday, April 13 for an 8:00 p.m. show at the State Theater in downtown MInneapolis.
Our special rate ticket price is $55.50 for main floor seats. To order tickets, e-mail us at info@mnsongwriters.org.
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You are all invited to take advantage of some great group rate ticket prices to see the production of Rain - A Tribute to the Beatles - The Best of Abbey Road Performed Live  Our performance date is Saturday, April 13 for an 8:00 p.m. show at the State Theater in downtown MInneapolis.  
 Our special rate ticket price is $55.50 for main floor seats.  To order tickets, e-mail us at info@mnsongwriters.org.

MAS Songwriting Workshop: Secrets of Using Melody to Write Next Level Songs
The Minnesota Association of Songwriters invites you to join us for our next Monthly Songwriting Workshop. The workshop will be at the Hennepin County Southdale Library from 7pm to 9pm in Edina, MN. We will be in the 2nd or 3rd Floor Conference rooms. The April Workshop is going to deep dive into How to Write Better Melodies, and How to Master Melodies to Write Better Songs. This workshop will be interactive and include discussion, analysis, and creation.

What is the secret that hit Songwriters like Max Martin and Diane Warren know? They both know the crucial role melody plays in hit songwriting. If you want to explore what makes this melodies work, and learn how to write your own melodies, you should join us!

Some of the topics we will cover include:
What is melody?
Steps to Writing Catchy Melodies
5 Ways to Create Prosody and Contrast with Melody
Dependent and Independent Melodies
Popular Modes and Scales
Melodic phrases and melodic rhyme
Melodic profile
Melodic contour
Melodic acceleration
Exploring songs by Rascal Flatts, Ariana Grande, Whitney Houston, Diane Warren, Max Martin and more!

The workshop will take place in the 2nd or 3rd floor conference rooms at the Southdale Library located at 7001 York Ave. South, Edina, MN 55435. Non-members are welcome to attend to get a feel for the group.

We hope you will make plans to join a growing group of songwriters who are working on learning tips and tricks in the craft of songwriting.
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MAS Songwriting Workshop: Secrets of Using Melody to Write Next Level Songs
The Minnesota Association of Songwriters invites you to join us for our next Monthly Songwriting Workshop. The workshop will be at the Hennepin County Southdale Library from 7pm to 9pm in Edina, MN. We will be in the 2nd or 3rd Floor Conference rooms. The April Workshop is going to deep dive into How to Write Better Melodies, and How to Master Melodies to Write Better Songs. This workshop will be interactive and include discussion, analysis, and creation. 

What is the secret that hit Songwriters like Max Martin and Diane Warren know? They both know the crucial role melody plays in hit songwriting. If you want to explore what makes this melodies work, and learn how to write your own melodies, you should join us! 

Some of the topics we will cover include:
What is melody?
Steps to Writing Catchy Melodies
5 Ways to Create Prosody and Contrast with Melody
Dependent and Independent Melodies
Popular Modes and Scales
Melodic phrases and melodic rhyme
Melodic profile 
Melodic contour
Melodic acceleration
Exploring songs by Rascal Flatts, Ariana Grande, Whitney Houston, Diane Warren, Max Martin and more! 

The workshop will take place in the 2nd or 3rd floor conference rooms at the Southdale Library located at 7001 York Ave. South, Edina, MN 55435.  Non-members are welcome to attend to get a feel for the group. 

We hope you will make plans to join a growing group of songwriters who are working on learning tips and tricks in the craft of songwriting.

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Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show - St. Patty's Day
Host, Carl Unbehaun, presents a cavalcade of songs by Minnesota songwriters along with his musical musings! Songs about leprechauns, greenness and gaelic sounds grace this show. And we tell Irish jokes and share news of a British brewery that uses Kellogg's Frosted Flakes. All on MHB! (Aired 03/14/2...
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Minnesota HomeBrew Music Show - St. Patty's Day

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Mar 20, 2019 @ 5:57pm
MAS members--group rate ticket prices for "Rain-A Tribute to the Beatles - The Best of Abbey Road Performed Live" for Saturday, April 13 show at 8 p.m., State Theater in Mpls. Special ticket price is $55.50 for main floor seats. To order tickets, e-mail info @mnsongwriters.org.
Mar 13, 2019 @ 3:53pm
Jack Schauer seeks singer-songwriters to perform on Sat., May 4, 2019 in Fargo for the "Angels of the Muse" fundraiser. "Angels of the Muse" is a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization which provides quality music to underserved populations. Contact Jack at: jsrebel2 @i29.net
Mar 6, 2019 @ 2:46am
Hennepin County Library's digital music platform,
MnSpin, open now for local music submissions!
Minnesota musicians can join established acts and
rising stars on MnSpin, the local music streaming and
download platform from your library. Check it out at: https://t.co/FbQrk8wNG8.
Mar 2, 2019 @ 5:43am
Congratulations to MAS member, Chad Shank, whose songs "1:45 AM" and "Temple" have been selected as semi-finalists in the Music City Song Star contest!

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