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School of Song

The Craft of Songwriting

The Craft of Songwriting

Regular price $180.00 USD
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Taught by Laura Jean Anderson

Eight (8) 75-minute classes, twice a week

Taught in a live, interactive classroom setting on Zoom

  • Mondays and Thursdays from 11:45am-1pm PST

  • September 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29; October 3, 6

  • Enrollment ends Sunday, September 11th, at 5pm (PST)

  • 15 person capacity

 

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**For songwriters who are just starting out on the journey, for seasoned pros who want to explore the fundamentals, and for everyone in between**

This class will explore some of the universally shared songwriting techniques that span across genres within the topics of form, lyrics, rhyme scheme, melodic development, harmonic progressions, rhythm, and repetition.

By studying a wide variety of great songwriters throughout history (such as Carole King, Sly Stone, Dolly Parton, and Burt Bacharach), we’ll analyze the commonalities in their songwriting through transcription and analysis and make an intentional effort to integrate these techniques into our own songwriting practice through focused exercises – all in service of getting us closer to developing our individual voice as songwriters.

 

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Laura Jean Anderson, born in Olympia, Washington and now residing in Los-Angeles, is a multi-instrumentalist, writer, producer & songwriter. She uses music as a vessel to speak up about important issues, fighting for feminism & human rights through her songs. She believes the personal is political. Laura Jean has garnered support from NPR, Bernie Sanders, Rolling Stone, Noisey, Salon, Fader, amongst others. Her shows across Los Angeles have established her as a staple of the LA music scene, garnering support from KCRW and LA Weekly proclaiming her music as a “Timeless sound…a mysterious conception that sounds as it’s from another era.”

 

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Sign up with a friend and you’ll both receive a 20% discount! — Email hi@schoolofsong.org for the discount code.

After two classes, if you feel the course is not a good fit for any reason, you are welcome to a refund on the rest of that month’s classes.

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