Summary:Did you know songwriting is memoir-writing? As in the old bardic oral tradition behind most western songwriting ‘praise your employers and curse those who cross you!’ In one very practical session, complete beginners will learn the secrets behind popular songs on the radio and use them to write lyrical poetry to use for the rest of your life creating fame or instilling shame on your dog, workplace or lovers. No musical or singing experience needed.
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You Will Learn:
- popular song form - verse, chorus, bridge
- to identify personal vocal style so your songs are in ‘your key’ not Mariah Carey’s
- to explore lived experience story and impart wisdom through lyrics
- skills and confidence in melodic voice (singing)
- performance skills
About the Tutor:
Heidi Everett is a proud neurodivergent artist, writer, mental health creative recovery advocate, social impact facilitator, producer and innovator in Melbourne. My Friend Fox is her first book, harnessing the living experience of hard-earned survivalism and freely found humanity which underpins all of Heidi's work.
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