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Online Songwriting Craft Workshop

September 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Monthly Songwriting Craft Workshop is going to be all about Writing and Brainstorming with Melodic Motifs. This month we will be giving you tools and processes that can help you write more memorable, and effective melodies. Sometimes we focus so much on lyrics that we forego the power of melody, and how we can connect lyrical meaning to melodic structure. We will explore this topic through the lens of someone that can’t read music, and only has basic music theory knowledge. Don’t feel hesitant to join if music theory and creating melody frightens you. It is a lot of fun!

Topics we will cover:

Using lyrics to create melodic structure
What is a melodic motif?
What makes a melody catchy and memorable?
Should I be writing lyrics or melody first?
How can I set my lyrics to music if I am not a musician?
Melodic tools you can use to develop song sections
Using your cell phone to capture ideas

If you would like to join in on this event, e-mail events@mnsongwriters.org and we will send you the Zoom link.

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Date:
September 10, 2020
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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