Songwriting Course - Limited 8-week session!

Songwriting: from Conception to Performance

WRITE, EDIT, and PERFORM YOUR ORIGINAL SONG(S) IN JUST 8 WEEKS!

 

LIMITED SPACE - ONLY 6 SPOTS AVAILABLE!

Option #1: Monday evening session, 6:30-8:30pm (once weekly)

April 2 - May 21, 2018

 ...OR...

Option #2: Wednesday evening session, 6:30-8:30pm (once weekly)

April 4 - May 23, 2018

with instructors Andrew Vait & Kelly Ash

*End of Session Performance - Thurs. May 24th @ 7pm

Egan’s Ballard Jam House

Curious about songwriting? Why wait any longer?! Brighten up your springtime with a creative and fun songwriting & performance course, starting in April 2018! Write, edit, and perform an original song in just eight weeks! We will walk you through the songwriting process step-by-step, breaking down component musical concepts, looking at specific examples, and assigning weekly tasks to get you from the conception phase all the way to a performance at the end of the session with local musicians at a small club venue in Seattle. Collaboration, creativity, positivity, and performance feedback will be themes throughout the eight-week session. Expect to come away with new tips and tricks to improve your songwriting, singing, confidence, and performance!

What we will cover:

  1. Song Analysis - what makes a good song? How do I write a good “hook”?

  2. Chord Progressions - an easy breakdown of how to write good harmonic content

  3. Writing the Lyrics

  4. Melody - what makes a strong melody?

  5. Rhythm - breakdown of groove, time signatures, harmonic & melodic rhythm/pacing, AND an introduction to the drum kit & bass lines

  6. Song textures - vocal harmonies, instrumental hooks/figures, AND writing out basic notated charts so that other musicians can play your song

  7. Rehearsing with the band! Professional musicians will join us to rehearse and develop your songs

  8. Performance preparation - developing confidence, performance techniques, polishing your song, working with a microphone, final rehearsal with the band, etc.

 

Our session will end with a live performance at a local club (open to the public), so you can share your song with friends and family!

This special session is limited to 6 singers, so don't wait to sign up!

 

Cost: $560

 

submit payment to confirm your registration by clicking here!

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...you can also register with your payment via Venmo (@Kelly-Ash), PayPal (kellyashmusic@gmail.com), or check (email for mailing address) to reserve your spot today!

email Kelly & Andrew with questions or to sign up!

kellyashmusic@gmail.com

andrewvaitmusic@gmail.com

 

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