Friday April 17 - 5 - 8 pm evening intros to set our intentions and concert by Nathan
Saturday, April 18 - 11 am - 4 pm Songwriting master class
$225 for both days, includes a Friday evening concert with Nathan
This workshop takes apart the inner workings of song concepts and structures so we can better learn how to put them back together--or together to begin with. We'll also cover the nature and importance of performing our songs, as well as the basic principles of being behind the microphone... and in front of an audience. This class is especially for poets that are thinking about songwriting, as well as songwriters.
Topic and lyric generation
How do songs differ from poems?
The four key structures, or song designs, to hang our stories on
Detail and Description... but just the right amount
Rethinking titles and first lines
Finding a song's main goal and theme, and sticking to it
How to better perform and share our work
Thoughts on being a songwriter even if you are not a musician
WATCH VIDEOS here where Jules Nyquist interviews Nathan about this class and his process:
Nathan Brown is an author, singer/songwriter, and award-winning poet.
In 2013/14 he served as Poet Laureate of Oklahoma.
However, he was born in Longview, Texas and now hails from Wimberley, Texas in the Hill Country just outside Austin where he's lived with his wife Ashley for six years. (To which he says, "Home is a complicated place.") More about Nathan Brown at https://www.brownlines.com/
Class limit 10.
Interested in applying for a scholarship? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks!