Northeast LA Songwriting Group - Sharing & Group Prompts

Hello musicians and musicians-to-be, 

We had a wonderful songwriting group August 21 at the studio! 5 of us shared our goals, work thus far, tips, and got started on the group prompts. These 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 were posted before the last class; we got them started and they're "due" next time. Ask if you have questions or need help - no experience is required here. To get the prompts: write studio@bobbyapperson.com, or visit http://www.bobbyamusic.com/archive/2015/8/22/next-songwriting-group-saturday-september-12

Next class: Saturday September 12, 3-4:30pm. Space is limited; 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.

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