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Friday, October 02, 2009

Lovely Sounds Songwriting Workshop

We're starting a monthly songwriting workshop, called Lovely Sounds. Please read the info below.

Who are we?
-A group of aspiring singer/songwriters who are eager to grow in the skill of songwriting and the business side of being a musician. In that we hope to continue to learn how to take ourselves seriously as musicians.

What do we do?
- Teach and inspire one another from each of our own experiences
- Help songwriters think critically about theirs and other songwriters work.
- Teach and learn from each other more about the craft of songwriting.
- Teach and learn from each other more about running the business side of being an independent songwriter.

What are we hoping to accomplish?
-We hope to assist singer/songwriters in taking their songwriting and music business skills to the next level.

Next Workshop: Saturday, October 17, 2009 @ 13:30 – 17:00
Ro Halfhide will be talking about SOCIAL NETWORKING as a singer/songwriter. He will highlight social networking sites and how they can help your career as an artist. He will also answer the question “How do you promote yourself on these sites, and when do people consider it spam”, and then lead a discussion over practical problems we face, drawing from the knowledge available in the group.

Schedule: 13:30 – 14:00 Coffee
14:00 – 15:00 Ro Halfhide, including questionnaire
15:00 - 17:00 Workshop your own songs.

Cost: 10
Pay on the day cash or transfer payment to:
GCM Netherlands,
628052022 Amsterdam

Location: Herengracht 88, Amsterdam

Sign – up: E-mail eva.ellingsworth@gmail.com ASAP, there are only 10 spots and once they are filled we will take no other applicants.

PLEASE BRING: 5 copies of your lyrics for the song you would like to have work shopped. We will have a piano and guitar available, but if you would like to bring your own instrument, that is also fine. Of course other instruments are welcomed.

Upcoming Workshop:
On November 14, 2009 Rene De Vries, recording producer and owner of Dufry studios will come and share on RECORDING; how to prepare for a recording session, also the different elements of recording that a songwriter should know. It will be followed by a short questions and answer time.
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