SONG CRAFT ACADEMY
"Serving the song creators of tomorrow"
Other Services For songwriters and singer songwriters, we aim to be the one-stop shop for any and every need you have, so our other services will include (but not be limited to) the following categories:
Curriculum TopicsEach seminar will begin with a talk by Tim Daly about the mechanics of the Lyric.
(Notes need not be taken as print-outs will be freely provided when useful.)
Areas covered by these talks will include:
- Rhyme Schemes
- POV in the lyric
- Prosody and Meter
- Song Structures
- First Lines
- The Pre-Chorus, the Chorus and the Hook
- The Second Draft
After a short coffee break, we shall look at typical problems and issues raised by lyric writing.
(This will be a fully interactive part of the seminar and students will be required to add their voices.)
Topics covered will include:
- The Creative Process
- Techniques & Approaches
- Writer’s Block
- Collaborative Writing
- Universal vs Generic Themes
- The Lyric/Poem Contrast
- Love Songs (overview)
- Message Songs (overview)
- Dance Music (overview)
- Quirky or Novelty Songs (overview)
- Radio Formats
- TV Placement
- Focus and High Concept
- The Old Grey Whistle Test
- The Mind of the Writer
(This last item – the writer’s mind – is what we hope to tease out of each student during the workshops.)
The Workshops (Tree Frog Farm)The two workshops will reprise many of the topics of the seminars, but in a way more relaxed & creative, and in smaller groups of 2 or 3 students, designed to give each student the maximum benefit from the interaction.
Each individual will have been assigned homework tasks to transition into each workshop, and one to one input will also be on hand throughout.
If they play an instrument they wish to write with, they will be encouraged to bring them to each workshop.
Private Tuition:In some cases, we can offer a limited number of one-to-one home tutorials in song craft. Contact us to see if you qualify.
- Two interactive training seminars (2 hours each)
- Two sessions of individually tailored & tutored homework
- Two song writing workshops (2 hours each)
Start Date: Tuesday September 15th