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Fri, Apr 19, 2019
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The Songwriter's Workshop with Edwin McCain, Maia Sharp, and Kim Richey

Ramsaur Studio

You’ve been writing songs. You love them, your friends do too, but you’d like an expert opinion. That’s where Edwin McCainMaia Sharp and Kim Richey come in.

Part songwriting workshop, part master class, McCain, Sharp, and Richey will present a two-day workshop designed to help aspiring songwriters put the finishing touches on their existing songs and write a brand new one. 

In an intimate setting, surrounded by like-minded songwriters, these artists will review and discuss your songs, providing valuable feedback on how you can continue to develop your work.

Great takeaways will include:

  • Getting the most out of phrasing, rhythm and rhyme
  • Navigating the curse of the second verse
  • Does the song need a bridge?
  • Writing alone vs collaboration
  • Harnessing your muse

Plus, an opportunity to have your questions about the craft and business of songwriting answered.

Workshop participants will need to submit typed lyric sheets via email prior to the workshop. If not planning on performing live, participants will also need to submit an mp3.

The workshop culminates with a special Friends and Family Concert on Sunday, May 6, at 6 PM.

Lunch will be provided for the Saturday session.

Workshop Schedule

Day 1: Saturday, May 5

  • 10:30 AM - 1 PM: Introductions & group session song #1 critiques
  • 1-1:30 PM: Lunch
  • 1:30-5:30 PM: Q&A and discussion of FAQs, song assignments

Day 2: Sunday, May 6

  • 1-4 PM: New song discussion & performance preparation
  • 6 PM: Friends & family concert

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