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 September 12, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lund's and Bylery's - Golden Valley

5725 Duluth Street, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Lyric Writing Techniques: Songwriting Workshop

Bring your Notebooks and something to write with!

How do you write lyrics when you may or may not be inspired? How do you use rhyme, meter, imagery to touch your listeners?

What makes a song stop us in our tracks? How do we transport the listener to a place and time where they experience our song on another level? What can we add to our songs that allows our listeners to relate to the feelings and images in the song?

This starts from practicing the craft of sense-based writing which is learning to use our 5 senses, plus some to become a better songwriter. We will dive right into learning to master what are called the 7 points of connection. These points are tools that include our own 5 senses, and our own feelings. We will explore:

· Creating motion and emotions in your songs
· Getting deep
· Writing through writer's block
· Finding your unique songwriting voice
· Breaking away from using cliches
· And more!

This workshop is great review for anyone looking to write better, more crafted songs. 

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.