Crafting Great Lyrics: A Songwriting Workshop
Of interest to beginners as well as more experienced songwriters, this course offers a supportive and inspirational writing workshop environment focusing on three interrelated aspects of songwriting: form, theme, and content.
What you can learn.
- Perform practical exercises and write lyrics to improve your songwriting skills
- Focus your writing on story telling and expanding rhyming and specificity
- Analyze hit songs by The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Joni Mitchell, and more
- Receive feedback on finished songs
About this course:Of interest to beginning, as well as more experienced songwriters, this course offers a supportive and inspirational writing workshop environment. Instruction focuses on three equally important and interrelated aspects of songwriting: form, theme, and content. Each week, students perform practical exercises and write lyrics to strengthen their songwriting skills. Exercises are designed to focus story telling, and to expand on rhyming while adding specificity and color to songs. Hit songs, by such writers as The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, and Joni Mitchell provide templates for commercial lyric writing. Ultimately, each participant's lyrics are evaluated by the hit song formula: to entertain, to tell the truth, and to connect with your audience.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
No meeting May 25, 2020.
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.