Hone your songwriting skills!

Have you written poems or lyrics but not yet set them to music? Have you improvised or composed music but not yet set lyrics to your tunes? Do you dream of being able to come up with both lyrics and melody simultaneously? Do know about “Yesterday”'s seven-measure phrase and Keith Richards' ideas about "vowel movements"? Use a class and a deadline to help you finish your songs in a supportive environment. Let this teacher and class serve as the Lennon to your McCartney (or vice versa). Christopher North will act as your personal George Martin or Rick Rubin to help sculpt your songs. You'll also pick up some tools about harmony, riffs, titles, arrangement, finding/building confidence in your voice, hooks, song starters and recording/publishing.

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  • The Mystery Of Songwriting

    First Session: Thu, Jun 5, 2014, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Instructor: Christopher North  show bio

    Christopher North is a composer, bassist and multi-instrumental musician (on Broadway, at Carnegie Hall, and on Grammy award-winning recordings.)  He's composed for Film, TV, Theater, Dance and various ensembles (jazz, chamber music, orchestral, etc.) He's a published singer/songwriter (eclectic rock, funk and folk as well as children's music including Disney, Noggin, & Sesame Street).

    Hailing from Texas, he followed his muse to Manhattan in 1997. He now thrives in Brooklyn, having released 12 albums (with several more back logged soundtracks out soon), scored 8 feature films as well as countless shorts, most of which are currently screening / distributed around the world (DVD, Netflix, Itunes).  

    On 02.02.02, he released two albums, Opus Zero (chamber music & art songs) and De La Sur (rock, funk and fo...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Day(s): Thursday

    Sessions: 8

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    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: S280, 2nd Fl, S Bldg

    Price: from $285.00

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