Progressions: Songwriting

Section 2 -Crafting and Developing your Style

Guitarist Writing Song

"Yellow Submarine" Songwriting Work Tapes - Part 1

"Yellow Submarine" Songwriting Work Tapes - Part 2

Week 1

"You write a hit the smae way you write a flop" - Alan Jay Lerner

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Tuesday - Revision

  - Strategies for working through the hard moments.

  - Making your songs more interesting.

  - questions you should ask.

  - thinking through your characters and narrative elements.

     

Assignments -

1. Make a list of common phrases you use when you speak.

2. Make a list of questions to ask yourself when editing

3. Rewrite a verse of song you have already finished that uses a "predictable" rhyme. Use less "predictable words".

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Thursday - Workshopping Session

- Bring a song

Class Recordings

Tuesday

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Week 2

"I started being a songwriter by pretending I could do it, and it turned out I could." - James Taylor

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

Thursday, October 6th, 2022

Tuesday - Licensing and Publishing

 

- The PROs

   - ASCAP

   - BMI

   - SESAC

- Pitching songs

- The Songwriter's Market

- DIY Distribution services

    - CDBaby

    - Distrokid

    - Bandcamp

- Streaming Services

    - Spotify

    - Pandora

    - Amazon Music

    - YouTube

    - Apple Music

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Thursday - Workshopping session [In Person]

- Bring a song to share.

Class Recordings

Tuesday

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Week 3

The more time you spend writing the "luckier" you will get.

Tuesday, October11th, 2022

Thursday, October 13th, 2022

Tuesday - Guest Presenter

John Pennell - formerly of Alison Krauss & Union Station

"Everytime You Say Goodbye" - Alison Krauss

"Dark Skies" - Alison Krauss

"Carry Me Across the Mountain" - Dan Tyminski

"Fork In the Road" - The Infamous Stringdusters

"Meat and Potato Man" - Alan Jackson

  

 

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Thursday - No Class - Martin Out

Class Recordings

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Week 4

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” - Thomas Edison

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Thursday, October 20th, 2022

Tuesday - Using Tech

- Notation Programs

    - MuseScore - [FREE]

    - Finale -

    - Sibaleus

    - Guitar Pro

- DAWs

    - ProTools

    - Cakewalk

    - Audacity - [FREE]

    - Garageband

    - Bandlab

- Google Docs

- Songwriter's Pad

- Demo

- RhymeZone

- Auto Chords

- ChordChord

- Forscore

- iRealPro

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Thursday - Section 2 Workshop (In Person)

Bring a song written from Section 2 writing prompts

 

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