Hello musicians and musicians in the making!
We had a wonderful songwriting group Sept 12 at the studio! 6 of us shared our goals, work thus far, tips, and got started on the group prompts. We workshopped an amazing song by Dylan (pictured at right) - very fun and engaging for everyone.
The prompts are assignments we all do and the results are always really fun and inspiring to others. These serve a couple purposes:
- The prompts are songwriting exercises, so the pressure is off. Having a place to start means you don't tie yourself in knots trying to write The Great Song. As a result, things flow and often surprising things come out of it - like melodies, lyrics, or even whole songs you can use.
- When everyone writes from the same starting point, every result is different. You get to see what other people in the group did with the same prompt (chords, lyrics, or more to start from) and those things you didn't think of inform your writing next time.
The prompts that are "due" next time are listed at the bottom. Ask if you have questions or need help - no experience is required here!
Next class: Saturday October 3, 3-4:30pm. Space is limited - please RSVP at Facebook; class is usually 5-8 people and consists of a group chat about progress and roadblocks; advice and technique; sharing recordings / playing songs on guitar or piano (past work is great, or new songs since last time); and looking at the prompts / group exercises, which Bobby creates and shares with you.
First class: FREE / $20 donation after. Snacks and swimming provided after! RSVP on Facebook please! >>