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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WHAT: MAS Monthly Songwriting Workshop
WHEN: Jan 9th – 7 to 9 PM
WHERE: Lunds and Bylerly's – Golden Valley – 5725 Duluth St, Golden Valley, MN 55422
The first 2020 MN Association of Songwriters Monthly Songwriting Workshop will be All About Verses. We will be listening, dissecting, and learning about the function of verses in songwriting. Each section of a song has a job that helps create a story. We will be diving into what makes a good verse, and what information you should include in your verses. Verses are very different from other song sections. We will be completing some songwriting exercises to help you write stronger verses. Some of the topics we will explore include:
- What questions do your verses answer?
- What kind of language usually make up verses?
- How does a verse affect melody of a song?
- Where can you generate verse ideas?
- How can Harmony affect your verses?
- Common Verse Structure
- Common Verse Rhyme Scheme
- Using structure to create contrast and prosody
We look forward to seeing you at this workshop! Any level of writer is welcome, bring guests!
We will be meeting Thursday, January 9th from 7 to 9PM at the Lund's and Bylerly's in Golden Valley, MN – There is a meeting room off of the restaurant – 5725 Duluth St, Golden Valley, MN 55422
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR FEB 13TH – We will be meeting in Golden Valley again. OUr February Workshop will be about Writing Hooks/Choruses!
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.