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The Mystery of Songwriting

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Learn the elements of songwriting with award-winning singer/songwriter/composer Christopher North. He'll take you from the first note to the finished song, and share technical tips like harmony, riffs, arrangements and hooks, while helping you find and build confidence in your voice and develop unforgettable titles for your songs. He'll share practical...

Thursday Sep 19th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

  (16 sessions)

16 sessions

Songwriting Level 1: 10 Week Workshop

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Midtown 520 8th Ave 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

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 Oct 1st, 7pm - 10pm

  (10 sessions)

10 sessions

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Intro to Music and Sound for Film

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

An introductory workshop to explore all the various ways music, songs and sound add to the magic of the moving image. Learn about scoring, sound design, sound effects, music supervision/ song placement and more. Some prior experience in score writing necessary.

Thursday Sep 19th, 8:30pm - 9:30pm

  (16 sessions)

16 sessions

Complete Hip-Hop Production (Ages 15+)

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Composer/producer/rapper/guitarist Gene Pritsker’s class covers the full production of hip-hop, from writing lyrics and music to creating beats from scratch and making loops.   Utilizing programs like Logic, the class focuses on using sampling and MIDI techniques to create memorable hip-hop songs. At the end of the class each student has a...

Friday Sep 27th, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

  (17 sessions)

17 sessions

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Saturday Song Intensive Workshop

at Hit Song School - Chelsea 146 W 29th St, New York, New York 10001

5-million selling songwriter and founder Wayne Cohen will lead two, 6 hour group song tutoring workshops, via Skype and in-person, at NYC studio Stand Up Sound. In these sessions Wayne will help you: Wake up your creative thinking Learn intentional melody, lyric and songs structure tips Receive detailed melody, lyric, structure...

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2 sessions

Song Building

at Classeteria - Bushwick 284 Suydam St, Brooklyn, New York 11237

In this class we will build a song collectively from concept to final execution, so that the steps may be more easily broken down with the final goal being that you may be more comfortable writing songs on your own. We will, as a class, get into the mindset of a character and write from their perspective, and then focus the mood created on building...

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5 Week Songwriting Workshop

at Tony Conniff Songwriting Workshops - Upper West Side 204 W 84th St, New York, New York 10024

Ignite your songwriting inspiration and productivity!  Receive writing prompts to start new songs and complete your unfinished ones. Deepen your craft, develop your writing practice, and explore your own voice as a songwriter.  Enjoy a small group size and in-depth listening to everyone's songs in a community of songwriters. And have fun! ...

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5 sessions

Intentional Songwriting

at Hit Song School - Chelsea 146 W 29th St, New York, New York 10001

Students will: learn/employ techniques and exercises for generating coherent memorable hit song melodies, lyrics and tracks, and for capturing and crafting melody and lyric inspiration. learn to turn those techniques into consistently engaging songs that express a single minded intention. learn how to generate arresting ‘out-of-the-box’...

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10 sessions

Experience... Songwriting

at Q.E.D. - Astoria 27-16 23rd Ave, Astoria, New York 11105

In this fun and interactive workshop, participants will create and express themselves through rhythm, voice and words. Using engaging activities such as beat-making, listening reflection and poetic form, participants will foster creativity, collaboration and create a unique and original song piece.  No prior songwriting or music experience required. ...

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One-On-One Song Tutoring (Private)

at Hit Song School - Chelsea 146 W 29th St, New York, New York 10001

In one-one-one 1-hour song tutoring sessions via Skype or in-person meeting, five-million-selling songwriter Wayne Cohen shares a series of personalized hit songwriting tools gleaned from his 25 years as a songwriter/co-writer/producer/artist developer, which will help you to create immediately impactful attention-grabbing songs. You will also receive...

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Songwriting Workshop

at Beacon Music Factory - New York 333 Fishkill Avenue, Beacon, New York 12508

In this creative new songwriting class, we will work on the art of telling stories through music and lyrics while discovering and sharpening our unique writer's voices. Through detailed discussion of lyric and music content, creative writing exercises, sharing stories, and presenting our work in a supportive group setting, each writer will be challenged...

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8 sessions

Songwriting with Isto: A 8 Week Workshop

at The Jalopy Theatre and School of Music - Carroll Gardens 315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

An 8 week class on the art of songwriting. Each week, we will discuss some different aspects of songwriting (both in terms of lyrics and music).  Students will be given songwriting assignments each week, and the following week we will go over what people have come up with, and discuss some new ideas. A good excuse to get yourself writing more...

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8 sessions

Songwriting Intensive

at Gotham Writers' Workshop - Flatiron 30 W 16 St, New York, New York 10011

The One-Day Intensives are seven-hour crash courses. You are immersed in a topic through a mixture of brief lectures that hit the high-points and writing exercises that let you immediately try your hand at what you’ve just learned. The Intensives provide an excellent overview of their fields, ideal for both the beginner and someone wanting a quick...

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Basic Music Theory 1 w/ Intro to Chart Writing

at Alphabet City Music Workshops - East Village 440 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10003

his 5-week workshop covers basic theory from scratch with an introduction to chart writing concepts. Reading and writing music, notating rhythm, time signatures, major scales, transposing melodies, transcribing simple rhythms, intro to chords in a key. Basic chart/lead-sheet writing techniques such as notating the overall rhythmic feel of a song, repeat...

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5 sessions

Lyric Writing Course

at Hit Song School - Chelsea 146 W 29th St, New York, New York 10001

Students will learn and employ techniques for generating compelling titles, stories, structure, hooks, consistent lyric perspective, and universal, real, urgent emotional truths, found in hit pop songs. Students will also listen, read text related to, analyze the lyric structure of current hit songs.  Instructor will provide students with critiques...

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10 sessions

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