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Holding Tension: Songwriting with Luke Temple (October '21)

Holding Tension: Songwriting with Luke Temple (October '21)

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All access to lecture recordings, songwriting prompts and all course materials for Luke Temple's songwriting workshop taught in October 2021. By purchasing this past course, you're able to watch Luke's lectures and go about the course at your own pace!

    Luke's lectures cover the following topics and themes:

    1. Working with plain language
    2. The role of cliches and writing in character
    3. Embracing nonlinear narratives
    4. The cruciality of phrasing

    This course also includes songwriting prompts from Luke such as "Plain Language", "Conversational and Rhythmic Phrasing", "Love Songs", and "Holding Tension and Avoiding Resolution".


    -- Testimonials from October 2021 students --

    " Really loved that Luke's lectures had a philosophical bend to them, it helped seed ideas without being too heavy-handed or prescriptive. Just felt like having an interesting conversation with a friend right before heading into a creative solo space. I felt free to go in whichever way I wanted with the prompts and just let Luke's musings guide me into a place of reflection."

    " I really loved this course so so so much. It has helped me to kickstart my songwriting again for the first time in quite a while and I'm endlessly grateful to Luke and the School of Song crew for this wonderful course."


    This "Past Course" includes:

    1. Class Video Recordings – Watch all 5 of Luke Temple's lectures + Q&A's on his songwriting process.
    2. All course materials, including songwriting prompts crafted by Luke.
    3. Access to the "community jukebox" – upload your new songs to the jukebox and share the tunes with fellow classmates!


    Q: What musical experience is required to understand the material in this course?

    A: People across all musical levels will be able to gain something from the course. However, it will be helpful to be comfortable playing a few basic chords on any instrument of your choice in order to complete the songwriting prompts.

    Q: What if I’ve never written a song before? Can I still participate in this workshop?

    A: Yes! As with any new skill, just starting is usually the hardest part. This workshop will provide the structure and accountability we all need to get started and follow through, for beginners and old guard writers alike.

    Q: What is different about watching this past course versus participating while the workshop is run live?

    A: By purchasing this course, you'll have access to the same resources as the students who took the course while it was running other than the live songshares. 


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