Ever find yourself humming a tune you've come up with but don't know how to make it into a song?
Have lyrics but you aren't sure how to build a tune around them?
Come spend the day with musician Michael George and learn the basics of songwriting!
This one-day course will concentrate on the process of songwriting. By the end of the day, the class will have written a song together, complete with music and lyrics.
The focus will be on writing a genuine, meaningful song that keeps the listener interested, with a universal theme so it would (at least theoretically) have a chance of getting airplay. Musical or lyrical problems encountered during the writing will be discussed and resolved.
The class members will be involved every step of the way, offering suggestions for both the musical and lyrical theme, intro, verses, pre-chorus, chorus, bridge, and outro. Song structure, originality, key words/ideas, wordplay, genuine emotion being put into words (as opposed to clever lines), songwriting rules, breaking songwriting rules, evoking universal emotions and/or memories etc through the use of lyrics, the use of hooks in both the music and lyrics, the marriage of lyrics and music…all of these points and more will be covered and used where appropriate in the writing of the song.
As well, where to find ideas/inspiration and writers block will be discussed.
About MICHAEL GEORGE:
Michael George is a multi-award winning Singer / Songwriter, Producer, Vocal Coach, Music Educator and Manager. He is the Chair and is in charge of Talent Acquisition for the Kingston Ontario Music Convention ( KOMC ), and in 2016 was moderator for the Keynote speaker Cliff Fabri ( Avril Lavigne) whom Michael works closely with.
Michael’s songs have been recorded by many signed artists such as Samantha Moore (Geffen Records), Jessica Tyler (Degrassi: The Next generation), Alexa Goldie (P.S. Records, Popmania), Taylor Angus (Cadence Music Group / Universal), etc, and has had songs placed in movies, commercials, on TV and Radio.
After graduating from the prestigious Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, Michael studied the Craft of Songwriting at the National Academy of Songwriters in L.A., as well as at the Los Angeles Songwriters Showcase.
As a performer, Michael has played in Europe, Canada and the U.S., as both a solo artist and with his band. Michael has opened for or shared billing with Blue Rodeo, Tom Cochrane, Chilliwack, The Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer, Beverley Manhood, Long John Baldry, Ron Sexsmith and many others. His songs have been produced by producers such as Terry Brown (Rush, Gowan, Cutting Crew), Joe Hardy (ZZ Top, Depeche Mode, Brooks & Dunn) and Ken Friesen (Tragically Hip, Great Big Sea, Blue Rodeo).
Michael is the CEO of Broken Chart Records, and is always on the lookout for fresh talent, especially Singer/ Songwriters.
Join us for this amazing opportunity to work with a music pro!
Full day workshop: $40.00
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