Matt Meighan
Song Forms for Songwriters Song Forms for Songwriters

Song Forms for Songwriters
starts Tuesday, January 8

A great way to develop songwriting skill and increase the variety of songs one writes is to experiment with different song forms. We'll explore the variety and history of song forms used in folk, blues, country and pop music, look at the function of various song parts - verse, chorus, bridge, refrain, etc. - and experiment with using new forms in our own songs.

Each week we will explore a different form and look at examples in historical context. Participants will come away with a deepened understanding of song forms and a variety of forms to use in writing their own songs. $120

-$30 off if taking both Songwriting as Truth-Telling and Song Forms -

Tuesdays, 6 - 6:50 pm - January 8 through February 19 (7 weeks)
at Artichoke Music, 2007 SE Powell

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Songwriting as Truth-Telling
starts Tuesday, January 8

This class explores songwriting as a means to uncover and express deeply-felt truths of the songwriter. We'll write in class and between classes, share our songs, and look at ways of listening and responding that help draw out the writer's intention rather than impose the listener's. An inspiring, non-judgmental space in which to deepen songwriting practice. All levels of experience welcome. Enrollment limited to 10 participants. $160.

Tuesdays, 7-9 pm - January 8 through February 19 (7 weeks)
at Artichoke Music, 2007 SE Powell

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