The Artistry of Truth: Songwriting from the Subconscious

In this course, we will be exploring our access to the subconscious in order to write more authentically, and, in turn, more interestingly. We will learn how to manifest melodies and lyrics seemingly out of nowhere by extracting ideas from the current of creative energy that runs through all of us. We will also learn shortcuts and tricks to intelligently edit our own material and workshop each others' ideas to maximize the effectiveness of our songs. We will discuss song structure, rhyming, scansion, tempo and time signature choices, and so much more. This will all take place in a relaxed, welcoming, and safe virtual space. No prerequisite knowledge or materials required, just your imagination!

Teacher's Bio: Conor James is a Los Angeles-based composer, recording artist, and musician who aims to celebrate the uniqueness of the individual human spirit through music and art. Conor studied musical theatre composition in New York City at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, but has since shifted his focus to pop music. He is a classically trained vocalist with fluency on the piano and in music theory. Conor has been songwriting since a very young age and now composes for himself as well as several other indie artists. He believes that the combination of music and lyrics heals the world.
Style of Offering : Workshop
Max Number of Attendees: 10
Min Number of Attendees: 2
Date and Time : Wednesday nights, 6:30pm PST, 9:30PM EST
Signup Deadline: None