Rick Lang is pleased to announce that he will be conducting a two-part songwriting workshop at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival in Hebron, Connecticut, this summer. Each workshop will be approximately 1-1/2 hours long. During both, I will address and answer any questions you may have, play examples of songs that tie into the workshop topics and offer a handout of songwriting tips I've accumulated over the years.
Whether you are a beginning songwriter or have been at it for a while, I know these workshops will be well worth your time. More info at: http://www.podunkbluegrass.com
- Workshop One - Sat., August 13th at 6:45 p.m.
- The fundamentals of good songwriting. Identifying elements of a good song. Developing good songwriting habits. Saving your ideas. Song concepts. Writing what you know and are familiar with. Song structure. Importance of a good melody. Creating an appropriate music setting for the story line. Infusing emotion into your song. Use of visual imagery. Importance of details in a song. Telling a good story...and more.
- Workshop Two - Sun., August 14th at 11:00 a.m.
- Taking your craft to the next level. Further improving and developing your songwriting skills. Who are you writing for? Discipline/quitting in a song too soon. Hard work & elbow grease. Importance of re-writing and re-working your songs. The value of co-writing. Writing beyond Bluegrass. Developing your own unique songwriting style. Song critique and evaluation. Song demos. Pitching songs. Goal-setting....and more.
Whether you are a beginning songwriter or have been at it for a while, I know these workshops will be well worth your time. More info at: http://www.podunkbluegrass.com Hope to see you there!