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 15, 2017, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Instructor: Christopher North  show bio

    Christopher North is a composer for film, TV / original series, theater, dance and various ensembles. He's also a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumental musician, having performed at Carnegie Hall and on Grammy award-winning recordings. Hailing from Texas, he thrives in Brooklyn, having released 14 albums (with 7 more soundtracks slated for 2016) and scored 40+ films, screening / distributed around the world. Many of these have won awards at film festivals including Slamdance (where he is two for two), Best at Hamptons, Best at Soho, Big Apple, ...for full instructor biography and other classes taught by this instructor, click here

    Day(s): Thursday

    Sessions: 8

    Class Calendar: View class calendar

    Location: Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

    Room: S250, 2nd Fl, S Bldg

    Price: from $285.00








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