For some people, music is all about technical mastery and learning songs written by various composers. But most musicians want to perfect the instrument in a way that allows them to express themselves through song.
There is a misconception among many people that unless you’re a natural-born songwriter, you’ll never really be any good at it. This is, of course, simply not true.
If you want to be a songwriter, you only need to do two things. 1) Learn the fundamentals of music theory and the rules of writing songs.
2) Practice. Remember that the first few hundred songs you write won’t be “the best” songs ever, but that’s why you need to keep working on it.
We can’t help you much with the second point, but if you want to learn the fundamentals of songwriting, then you should consider enrolling in the Cape Town School of Songwriting Eight Week Course hosted by Clive Ridgway.
Cape Town School Of Songwriting 8 Week Songwriting Course
Commencement date: 28 January 2019
You will meet every Monday evening at 7.30, and each session lasts about 2 hours.
The first five weeks of the course consists of presentations and workshops that explain and illustrate the most important aspects of songwriting.
· History of the Pop song
· The hit formula
· Writing lyrics
· Creating the music
· Understanding song structure
The last three weeks will be spent creating an original song and demo recording.
· Writing workshop
· Preparing to record
· Recording the songwriter’s demo
The course fee is R2745 which includes the recording costs, a copy of ‘Crack The Songwriting Code’, refreshments and printed material.
Payment can be made in full before commencement of the course, or in three monthly instalments, the first of which must please be made before start of the course, to ensure your seat is reserved.
For more information, please contact Elaine Ridgway (082 7773133) or email firstname.lastname@example.org