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Songwriting Craft Workshop with Chad Shank: Modern Acoustic Songwriter Trends
October 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
Zoom session login begins at 6:45 pm.
MAS members receive the Zoom link via email. Also, Zoom links are available here. MAS members must log in to access Zoom logins for virtual events. If you would like to join in on this event as a guest, request the Zoom link via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name and the e-mail address to which you would like the link sent.
The genre of Acoustic Singer Songwriters is ever changing, and expanding. In this online songwriting workshop, we will take a deep dive into 5 current Acoustic Singer Songwriter songs.
The goal will be to look for trends in the songs that you can use in your own writing. Many times, when we get song critiques, people may say, "it doesn't sound current," or "it sounds dated." It can be hard to know what that means.
In this workshop, we will be dissecting what is seen as "current."
Some of the aspects we will explore include:
- Trends in Tempo
- Melodic Structure/Motif
- Use of Repetition
- Chord Progressions and Harmonic Rhythm
- Use of Rhyme
- Song Forms
If you want to learn about the current state of popular acoustic songwriting, you will not want to miss this workshop.