Monthly Songwriting Craft Workshops


Our Monthly Songwriting Craft Workshop is all about helping our members become better Songwriters. Our series of workshops will focus on the art and craft of writing songs. We will be learning by doing. These are not just lectures. You will be writing and developing your skills real-time. The key to becoming a better writer is to practice proven techniques and processes to really tap your talent. We welcome writers of all skill levels, genres, and experience. Whether you want to write for fun, expression, or to be published, it all begins with great songs that people want to listen to over and over again. 

Our workshops will provide you with tools and techniques you can use right away in your own songs. We will focus on live education and exercises that will fill your toolbox that you can use over and over again. We will learn and write together. You will leave with real tools  and valuable tips. 

Workshops will deep dive into lyrics, melody, and harmony to help you become a more skilled and efficient writer. We will explore concepts and tricks to help you become the writer you have wanted to be. We will help you write songs that connect with people and get you noticed. We want to help you write awesome songs that you can then bring to our monthly Review Meetings and Showcases. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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Monthly Songwriting Craft Workshop

Thursday July 11, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Southdale Library

2nd Floor Conference Room
7001 York Ave S
Edina, MN 55435

The topic this month will focus on Chords and Harmony in songwriting. Again we will focus on the ways to use Chords and Harmony to build contrast and prosody. How to make your music fit your words.

We will explore things like:
Chord Colors
Chord Progressions
Harmonic Momentum
Harmonic Rhythm, and more
Many of you already know how to play chords, and we will explore how to use the fundamentals to add to your toolkit while you are writing.

Presenter: Chad Shank

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.

In this workshop, we will also be practicing writing exercises to help you learn how to tap into deeper levels of creativity.  You will develop a natural feel to write more emotionally and visually powerful songs. 

This workshop is structured so that  you will leave with writing exercises, song ideas and even some lyrics to help you write your next tune! We look forward to seeing you all there! Bring your song ideas, lyrics in progress and a notebook & pen.