Song Doctor

Language the workshop will be taught:

We scheduled the workshop as follow:
Shift 3 - 16.00 - 17.30
Date: 29.07 & 30.07

Maximum number of participants:

The needed artistic level of this workshop is:
From beginners to professional

The skills criteria for participants to follow this workshop are:
From beginners to professional

Participants will have learned after doing this workshop:
Hopefully - to write better songs

What materials/equipment/other things participants need to bring to be able to do this workshop:
Their songs - finished or unfinished and some way to play them - guitar/cd, etc.

Other important things a participant should know to be able to do this workshop:
Participants must be willing to have their song analysed and critiqued by both myself and discussed by members of the group

Describe clearly the content of this workshop:
Professional advice & evaluation for your songs.

From my own practical experience as a songwriter as well as my work  at Bath Spa University critiquing, evaluating and offering feedback on songs for the MA Songwriting students and from the various songwriting workshops I do I know that, often what many aspiring (and experienced) songwriters - who often work in isolation - need and appreciate most is a pair of independent, experienced ears to listen to and comment on their songs. My comments won’t be primarily based on an academic, clinical analysis of the songs but much more on my practical experience as a professional writer who’s been earning a living from his songs for more than 35 years. The following headings are really just a rough guideline of the feedback I will give.

Initial response / Form & Structure / Melody / Harmony / Dynamics / Lyrics / Singability