John Lilly believes that everyone has a song in there somewhere. There are strategies and techniques for giving it form. In Music Festival Songwriting: Keeping it Real, we will talk about melodies, lyrics (as well as melodies and lyrics as a partnership!), tempo, message, chords, hooks, and arrangement. We will look at some classic songs to help learn what makes a great song so great. He will offer up examples of his own compositions – both the good and the bad — and students will be invited to do likewise. Then we will attempt to write a song as a group. Songwriting should be a fun – even joyous – process, and we will do our best to keep it real. He will also be offering a yodeling workshop where singers can get started on this crazy and cool vocal style. We will talk particularly about the yodeling of Jimmie Rodgers (“The Father of Country Music”) and Hank Williams (the senior one, naturally!). Fit for both men and women singers.
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