- June 30, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This class is about learning to use the art of songwriting to express yourself and use that creativity to promote your mental well being.
You will learn the basic formulas of songwriting to get you started. We will talk about the structure of popular songs, the function of each section and provide a framework for you to hang your ideas. You will learn some great exercises for getting your creativity flowing. We will talk about the creative process and field questions like “What should I write about?” “How do I know when it’s done?” “What happens if I get writer’s block?” You will learn ways to tell your story through song. We will discuss songwriting tips and tricks, how to think like a songwriter, and how to share the details of the most important story…yours.
Tim will begin by presenting the information as succinctly as possible. There’s a lot to cover, so it might feel like drinking from a water hose, but have no fear because we’re going to put that knowledge to work right away by writing a song as a group! We will experience the songwriting process firsthand and each student will go home with a booklet of songwriting resources and exercises to continue the work at their own pace. A concert by Tim rounds out the afternoon to send you home full of inspiration!
Instruction, exercises, and a copy of Tim’s book, “Songwriting for Wellness: Using Music to Heal the Mind.”
You should have some experience with music (either writing or playing)
Best for Ages…
13 and older.
You should bring…
Pencil, paper, maybe your instrument. Definitely bring ideas you’d like feedback about!
Venue: Duluth Folk School
Duluth Folk School
1917 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55806