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The GRAND Pencil: Songwriting with Scott McMicken (Jan '23)

The GRAND Pencil: Songwriting with Scott McMicken (Jan '23)

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All access to lecture recordings, songwriting prompts and all course materials for Scott McMicken's songwriting workshop taught in January 2023. By purchasing this past course, you're able to watch Scott's lectures and go about the course at your own pace!

    Scott's class includes four lectures titled:

    1. Block is Not the Enemy
    2. Embracing Parameters
    3. The Process of Processing
    4. Vox Humana

    This course also includes songwriting prompts from Scott such as "One Simple Idea", "All Hail the Casio", and "Opening the Floodgates".


    -- Testimonials from Jan 2023 students --

    "Scott, been a fan for a long time so this was an incredible experience! Such an amazing experience being able to take a deep dive into your head and learn more about your experiences in making tunes. Thanks so much for making yourself available and vulnerable, it definitely has helped give me some more confidence and a newfound attraction to music again. "

    "As a long time fan of your writing, it was just great to hear the methods in which you use to get ideas on paper. For a long time, my songwriting approach was so close minded but this your teaching has really opened up a lot of metaphorical doors for myself and my writing and I really really appreciate that. "


    This "Past Course" includes:

    1. Class Video Recordings – Watch all 4 of Scott's lectures + Q&A's on his songwriting process.
    2. All course materials, including songwriting prompts crafted by Scott.
    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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