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Lyric and Songwriting Class

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Vocal Lab and Music School - Online

Students will learn how to brainstorm better song ideas, implement creative ways of expressing them, and understand various song forms and how to best utilize them. Topics explored: word banks, syllabic and melodic phrasing, how to best utilize chord structures and modes, as well as irony and contrast within lyric and songwriting.

Wednesday Dec 2nd, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

$32.50

Songwriting Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Online Zoom Conference, New York, New York 00000

It happens in a darkened club. On a spotlit stage. Or behind the soundproof walls of a studio. A song unleashes its power and who knows where it’ll go? Songs fuel desire, inspire hope, break hearts, rock worlds, unite people, shake booties, turn blahs into blues, and sometimes make us feel as good as James Brown. All in a mere few minutes. If you...

Tuesday Jan 12th, 7pm - 10pm Eastern Time

  (10 sessions)
$434

10 sessions

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Musical Improv - Accompanied by a Professional Pianist

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Carl Kissin Improv - Online Online Class, New York, New York 00000

Learn how to create laugh-inducing lyrics and sensational songs on the spot. ​In this class we will work on some or all of the following skills: rhyming, creating songs using “forwards and backwards” techniques, narrative and joke-form approaches, understanding song structure, improvising in different song styles, putting lyrics to existing...

Saturday Nov 28th, 1pm - 3:30pm Eastern Time

Timothy Hampton: Deconstructing Bob Dylan

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

In 2016 Bob Dylan became the first songwriter to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, placing him in the company of writers including John Steinbeck, Pablo Neruda and Toni Morrison. Timothy Hampton, professor of literature at UC Berkeley and author of the new book Bob Dylan: How the Songs Work, joins us for a class exploring the poetry, politics,...

Tuesday Jan 19th, 7pm - 8pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$132

4 sessions

Why Songs Matter

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

Join singer, songwriter and producer Julian Fleisher as he explores the role of songs in our lives with an exciting and eclectic group of guests and friends, including four-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash, Middle Collegiate Church’s Reverend Jacqui Lewis, three-time Tony nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer and...

Wednesday Dec 2nd, 7pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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Create a One-of-a-Kind Song for your Special Occasion

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Carl Kissin Improv - Online Online Class, New York, New York 00000

Collaborate with award-winning lyricist Carl Kissin to create a unique song parody for a birthday, anniversary, wedding, bar mitzvah, or for whatever celebration you are celebrating. You — as well as other family members and friends if you choose — will have a two-hour private Zoom meeting with the instructor. In the course of that time you...

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$350

How to Write & Pitch Country Songs

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles - Burbank 4001 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505

Multi-Platinum selling songwriter & class instructor Kevin Fisher observes, "At its heart, country music is about the human condition. It’s about our highs and lows, our struggle between the spirit and the flesh; it’s about love and leaving, fun and family, beer and tequila." Starting with the premise of “write what you know,” we’ll...

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$549

8 sessions

Songmakers: Beyond the Roots

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles - **Virtual Classroom

Songmakers is a class exclusively for graduates of The Roots songwriting program. The class strikes a vital balance between providing an ongoing curriculum of growth for the writers and weekly workshopping opportunities to gain feedback on songs and songs-in-progress. Exercises range from idea-generation to lyric development, from hook-writing to...

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$499

9 sessions

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Songwriting with Isto: A 8 Week Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Jalopy Theatre and School of Music - Online Online Class, Brooklyn, New York 00000

An 8 week songwriting workshop. Each week, we will discuss some different aspects of songwriting (both in terms of lyrics and music). Students will be given songwriting assignments, and the following week we will go over what people have come up with, and discuss some new ideas. People who didn't take the first songwriting class are welcome to sign...

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$251

8 sessions

Revolver: The Beatles and Musical Innovation

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

This program is taking place remotely. If you have signed up, you will receive an email with details of how to access the program. If we are able to offer an in-person version of this class in the coming months, we will contact you and make both options available to you. Revolver was unlike any album that preceded it. The only album release...

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$50

Musical Analysis: The Music of Maurice Ravel

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

This course is designed to have a revolving curriculum, where each semester we explore the work of a specific classical composer. This semester we take an in-depth look at the music of Maurice Ravel, starting with his Piano Trio. It is assumed that students have taken the 92Y fundamental four-part Music Theory program or have equivalent knowledge.

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$385

11 sessions

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Introduction to Songwriting Intensive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Krowne Vocal School NYC - Chelsea 146 W 29th St 3rd and 6th floors, New York, New York 10001

A hands-on workshop on how to write songs: Lyrics, Melody, Chord Progression Hook Writing and Bridges Phrasing and Storytelling Improvisation and Form We will be analyzing existing songs for their structure, and each student will write 1-2 songs of their own during the workshop.  This workshop does not require prior songwriting experience....

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$299

4 sessions

Musical Analysis: The Music of West Side Story

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

This course is designed to have a revolving curriculum, where each semester we explore popular song of all genres through in-depth analysis of melody, harmony, structure and the joining of words with music. This semester we take an in-depth, analytical look at selections from the Bernstein/Sondheim score for West Side Story. Note:  This is...

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$345

11 sessions

The Roots: Foundational Course for Songwriting Study

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Songwriting School of Los Angeles - Burbank 4001 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, California 91505

Graduates of this class have ranged from current and former Major Label talent to those writing their very first song; a Grammy- and Oscar-nominated songwriter to open mic regulars; those making their first EPs to those writing the first songs they truly trust and believe in; from a Grammy-nominated artist on the 2014 ballot to a Grammy Winner and...

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$599

10 sessions

The Singer-Songwriter: 1971 and 1972

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at 92nd Street Y - Online Online Classroom, New York, New York 00000

This program is taking place remotely. If you have signed up, you will receive an email with details of how to access the program.  If we are able to offer an in-person version of this class in the coming months, we will contact you and make both options available to you. The singer-songwriter as solo artist comes of age in 1970 and continues...

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$385

12 sessions

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