Start with something true (article), On Mastery in song craft & your business with 2 Master Songwriters & a music industry thought leader (open event tonight, W 10/5) & Guest Passes to 3 Classes next week: Writing Commercial Lyrics, Modern Mindset, & How to Write & Pitch a Country Songs
I hope your Fall is off to a creative start! I am grateful to bring you another fabulous article by Paul Zollo, below, all about writing "Something True" at a time when TRUTH is hard to find in our public discourse. And I am honored to host two of our respected instructors back tonight W 10/5 for a free event at 8pm on the craft and business of songs--and to welcome one of the most thoughtful people on the topic of songwriting I know, whose credits range from Bonnie Raitt to Shakira, Vince Gill to the music for Sons of Anarchy. We start at 8pm and still have seats. Not to be missed! Please join us or follow the info below to tune in if you're in our community outside of LA.
This is precisely a time when we need songwriters most, raising our voices with heart and care, in the service of truth. Thanks and continued resolve to you for your part in that daily toil. May this creative community of The Songwriting School serve and support you along the way. - Rob Seals
TO ATTEND or stream this free & open event, click the link to register or REPLY and list event(s) you plan to attend and the number in your party.
Wednesday 10/5, 8pm: All About Mastery, Part 2: Guests include hit writer Dillon O'Brian (Bonnie Raitt, Shakira, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Jann Arden), Platinum Lyricist Mark Winkler, music business leader Gaelen Whittemore. RSVP, bring a friend, F to the R - E - E!
“It’s good to start with something true,” Paul Simon told me in regard to his iconic “Still Crazy After All These Years.” It was a title which emerged, he said, while he was taking a shower. And he didn’t love it, because it was a true reflection of how he felt about himself. But like any savvy songwriter, he used it. And it’s that truth, he said, that instills a resonance into the song that gives it lasting power. “It’s very helpful to start with something true,” he said. “If you start with something false, you’re always covering your tracks.” READ MORE...
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