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Songwriting Workshop 1: For Teens
Once per week
over 6 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a "Multi-Day" course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Have you heard Grace Vanderwaal? How does she do it? How do your favorite singers and songwriters come up with such amazing songs over and over? First, we will listen to our favorite songs and find out how they work. Through fun, creative exercises we will learn new skills and open up our flow of expression. Then we will put what we learn to work in writing our own songs. This class will focus on melodies, words, and song structure. The last thing - structure - is the magic key to...
Session 1: Introduction A Songwriting Game which teaches phrasing structure Listening to songs and analyzing their structure One word song titles Session 2: Lyrics exercise - free writing Verse vs. Chorus From Lyrics to Melody Writing a Verse Song Sharing Session 3: From Lyrics to Melody Writing a Chorus Song Sharing Session 4: Writing the Bridge Song Sharing Session 5: Intros and Outros Song Sharing Session 6: How to tweak your song Song Sharing
Songwriting, and teaching others to find the songs within themselves, has been one of the great joys of my life. As a songwriter, composer, and songwriting instructor for many years, I love to take the mystery out of songwriting and help others to find their creativity, joy, and satisfaction.
Learners will need a songwriting journal.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
I ask that parents guide the learners in choosing appropriate songs to analyze in class.
The instructor and the learners will provide links for songs to be listened to and analyzed. I ask that parents screen these choices for appropriateness.
M. Andrew BishkoPiano, Flute, and more... Songwriter, Composer, and World Music Guy!
254 total reviews
186 completed classes
I have a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, and have been teaching private music lessons and college classes for 30+ years. I love music and instruments from different parts of the world, and play many different...