Hello musicians and musicians-to-be,
We had a wonderful songwriting group last night at the studio! 5 of us shared our goals, work thus far, tips, and got started on the group prompts. These are assignments we all do and the results are always really fun and inspiring to others. These serve a couple purposes:
- The prompts are songwriting exercises, so the pressure is off. Having a place to start means you don’t tie yourself in knots trying to write The Great Song. As a result, things flow and often surprising things come out of it – like melodies, lyrics, or even whole songs you can use.
- When everyone writes from the same starting point, every result is different. You get to see what other people in the group did with the same prompt (chords, lyrics, or more to start from) and those things you didn’t think of inform your writing next time.
Here are the prompts and also at right – yes, they were posted before the last class; we got them started and they’re “due” next time. Ask if you have questions or need help – no experience is required here.
Next class: Saturday September 12, 3-4:30pm. Space is limited – please RSVP at Facebook; class is usually 5-8 people and consists of a group chat about progress and roadblocks; advice and technique; sharing recordings / playing songs on guitar or piano (past work is great, or new songs since last time); and looking at the prompts / group exercises, which Bobby creates and shares with you.
First class: FREE / $20 donation after. Snacks and swimming provided! RSVP on Facebook please! >>