Songwriting is a craft and must be approached as such. The study of almost all forms of music reveal certain similarities that all the masters (be they classical to pop) have either intuited or understood. I can help you to understand these concepts and lead you to better songwriting very quickly
For Songwriting we use these details:
*** Studio Equipment ***
88 Length Keyboard with hundreds of sounds
Teaching white board
& of course a pen and pad
Though we have this cool stuff to work with; the focus is putting together a solid song; and considering and using the multi facets of putting together an awesome song.
( For example: Do you have a goal; a message you want to stand for? Does this song oppose anything you stand for as a person? Is your message clear in the song? Is it catchy, or how can I make this melody catchy? Is current sounding?)
For this private class/lesson I use the materials:
The Songwriter's Workshop: Melody & The Songwriter's Workshop: Harmony, by Jimmy Kachulis (In which I directly studied under him in college)
Jimmy Kachulis studied songs that were in the top tier of the billboard charts over the past few decades; and as a musician broke them down to understand what made them what they were, and put it ...
We will take a look at various songwriters and examine their approach to songwriting. We will then take these ideas and try to write our own songs.
I am a songwriter, and have taught classes in lyric writing, melody composition, and chord accompaniment to groups of homeschoolers, in the past.
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