Song Writing Workshop with AJ Brown

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | March 7, 2018

AJ Brown

Have you ever wanted to know how to write a pop song? Maybe you’ve tried a few times and just never worked out the hook, or couldn’t quite get it there. Or are you already writing pop songs, but feel you could still learn a little bit more to elevate your writing to the next level?

If that sounds like you, then the pop song-writing workshop hosted by AJ Brown is what you need. This FREE workshop has been organised as part of the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival.

When: Friday 16 March
Time: 14H30 – 16H30
Where: SACS High School,
Newlands Avenue, Newlands

Booking is essential. If you would like to reserve your spot, you can:
Alternatively, you can call Ann on 082 451 3696

More about the workshop: How to write a pop song

Writing a pop song is like baking; there is a set recipe you follow for the best results. To write a pop song, first, you must know what the ingredients are. Of course, knowing the elements is not enough, you also need to learn how to put them together. Once you learn how to mix the ingredients, you can focus on putting them together in a unique way.

This workshop will teach you the basics of songwriting, and help you explore your musical voice. As a songwriter, it is essential for you to learn how to write something that represents who you are. Your musical voice is what will set your pop songs apart.

As part of the workshop, AJ will be breaking down a few of his favourite songs to show you the principles of writing great music. After that, he will show you how to implement the techniques you learn into your own music.  By the end of the workshop, the group would have written a collaborative song.

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