About this course
Are you ready to CRUSH writers block?
This course is meant to be a companion to the 100 days of songwriting. The lessons and exercises build on each other, but each one can also standalone as a songwriting activity. This course is in the Beta stage. As a beta tester you are agreeing to give feedback along the way. If something doesn't make sense or a section could be improved upon I receive your words with open arms!
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You can still do this workshop without an instrument. I provide instrumental tracks for any of the exercises that require chords.
*I teach using the piano, and it's my preference for this course. The advantage of the piano is that it's linear. Up means up and down means down. Visual shapes can translate directly to melodies on the piano. I believe the piano also has a lower bar of entry than say guitar, because you don't have to build up calluses, you just push buttons. So this is my gentle pitch for you to get some sort of keyboard.
This course is meant to be a companion to the 100 days of songwriting
If you have any questions about how to get started please shoot me an email at: email@example.com
The daily exercises in this workshop are meant to be something you can fit into 10-30 minutes a day using minimal tech setup.
A creative writing exercise I learned from my high school creative writing teacher. This'll get the juices flowin'! Pun intended.
Start with something simple and repeatable. Iterate until it turns into something you like.
Master writing using only sensory language.
Find the melody inherent in every day speech.
Write the lyrics in 10 minutes. Melody 10 minutes. Or just set your timer for 20 minutes.
This week we combine melody, chords and groove.
Skip the superfuluous details. Dive right into the action.
Practice visualizing melodies on paper and diagraming song sections. What shapes are overused, which ones are missing?
Find deeper meaning in ordinary objects.
Either grab chords from another song on ultimate guitar chords, or Use generic chords.
Find two different songs. Smash them into one.
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