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School of Song

Songwriting Workshop with Adrianne Lenker (of Big Thief)

Songwriting Workshop with Adrianne Lenker (of Big Thief)

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 All access to lecture recordings, songwriting prompts and all course materials for Adrianne Lenker's songwriting workshop taught in January 2024. By purchasing this past course, you're able to watch Adrianne's lectures and go about the course at your own pace!

In Adrianne Lenker's songwriting workshop, we will begin with the understanding that songs emerge from an ever-mysterious source within us – our subconscious, our inner child, magic, the universe. Our primary task as songwriters is to ensure this source remains unblocked and unhindered. This workshop will cover how Adrianne navigates this unblocking process throughout all facets of life to get back to the place where songs come from.

Building upon this open foundation, we delve into song craft, touching on key elements of Adrianne’s approach. A sampling of topics that we'll cover includes:

  • how open tunings can transform the guitar into a landscape of drones and bass lines, welcoming resonant melodies to emerge
  • how various guitar techniques (e.g. strummed cowboy chords, fingerpicking) affect the expression of the songwriter's identity
  • we'll examine the process of drawing from personal experiences to create lyrics that balance the specific with the universal
  • we will learn to write lyrics that highlight the beauty and magic often overlooked in our daily existence, revealing the depth that lies beneath the veneer of the mundane.

We'll touch on all of these and much more over the course of the month. Additionally, you will leave the course with 4 new original songs of your own, and with new connections to fellow songwriters all over the world.

If you'd like to gift this workshop to someone, do not purchase this product; get this gift card instead <3


Q: What musical experience should I have?
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.
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.
If after the first class you feel the course is not a good fit for any reason, you are welcome to a refund on the rest of the course classes. We are unable to process refunds after the second class.

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