Instructor: Trent Wagler
Age: Teens and Adults
Fall Session II (10 weeks): Thursdays, 10/8/20 - 12/17/20
*No class on 11/26
5pm - 5:55pm
Classes will be held online via Zoom.
Description: Writers write. That's what they do. If you want to be a songwriter, you're going to want to develop those writing muscles. This class will introduce you to some key disciplines of a practicing songwriter. How do you start writing a song? Where do song ideas come from? How did Dylan get away with all those verses? Is that a Gillian Welch song or a traditional? How did John Prine do so much, but keep it so simple? We'll talk about song structures, and how to make and break the rules. This class is meant to send singer-songwriters out the door with tools they can rely on to ignite their creative flame.
Genres explored will include Americana, Country, Folk, Gospel, Pop, Rock, and Bluegrass, with a predominantly acoustic approach.
What Students will Leave this class having learned:
-The importance of "morning pages" for creative exercise and as a springboard for songs
-The true lack of barriers to writing your own songs
-To feel confident putting thoughts to tunes, tunes to words, and performing for strangers with boldness
- What students will need:
- Some proficiency on an instrument that the student can sing along with.
- Instrument (in tune)