Michael Spiby of The Badloves will host a songwriting seminar his Melbourne on Sunday.
Beyond Songwriting 101: The Dark Art’ is designed as a “kickstart to the songwriters process”.
According to Spiby, “Songwriting is all too often reduced to a ‘Craft’ at the hands of industry advisors and educators with little more than a toolkit of techniques and structural shortcuts based on what’s been before. Actually, all quite useful, to a point.
“If you suspect there’s life beyond the ‘sausage factory’ mentality, that maybe the ‘hit’ chord progressions, hook-lines and genre trends aren’t the only way to go, you’re right!”
Michael Spiby has spent 35 years as a singer, songwriter, performer and producer. In recent years he was a songwriting teacher at the Conservatorium of Music at the University of Tasmania.
Getting inside your creative process
Managing creative energies
Harvesting and Processing ideas
Harnessing ‘Dual Disciplines’ at play
The importance of Self Referencing
Developing a distinctive writing ‘voice’
‘Beyond Songwriting 101: The Dark Art’ will be held at Brady Music, 370 Johnson St, Abbotsford Sunday February 9 from 10am to 4pm.
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