The most important step in establishing yourself as a recording artist is to develop your own original material! Learn the art of crafting songs, from writing interesting lyrics to forging a catchy melody to developing song ideas into masterpieces. Rob Nolfe will demystify the process and coach you along your way to writing songs with ease! Informative and hands on workshop consisting of 4, 2-hour sessions meeting every-other week as you develop your material and continue sharing with the class.
Session 1) Demo roulette, basics of song structure, diff ways of writing, getting inspiration, dealing with writers block, melody vs words, research/influences, meaning vs catchiness, vocal phrasing
Session 2) Motivation, storytelling vs abstract, song concepts, emotion/getting in the zone, spinning yarn/stream of consciousness,
Session 3) Avoiding clichés, the magic of the re-write, tendencies of different music styles, writing on different levels, co-writing, using modern technology
Session 4) Basics of self-recording, making song demos, present final compositions, how to get noticed, how to self-publish, copyright basics
Every other Saturday 4-6pm (April 8, 22, May 6, 20)
FEE: $300 for all 4 Sections
Voice Academy NYC: -Songwriting Workshop – Manhattan
Course Teacher: Rob Nolfe
Time & Date: Every other Saturday 4-6pm (April 8, 22, May 6, 20)
Location: – 520 8th ave (36/37th st) at Ripley Grier Studios
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