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Do any of these sound familiar?...
I've always wanted to write a song, but don't know where to start!?
How do I go about writing a melody with lyrics?
Which chords should I use to fit with my melody?
What sort of accompaniment style will work best?
Writing a song with unforgettable melodies and creative lyrics can be challenging. Even the most experienced songwriters go through writer's block at some point in their career! There are many different approaches to songwriting, during this 2 hour webinar you'll learn how best to work with words, how to set an effective rhythm to words, how to come up with a convincing melody, how to add chords, what to do about instruments, how to choose a tempo, how to add expression and much more! Ideal for people studying for music theory, for those taking School, College, or University courses, for musicians who want to understand what’s going on in the music they are playing, and for composers who want to strengthen their writing skills!
The easiest way to set lyrics to music.
Exactly how to select chords that will fit your melody.
How to evaluate which of those chords will function best.
Choosing tempo, adding suitable dynamics and other details.
A look at adapting to different songwriting styles.
Gareth answers students questions in regards to writing songs.
MA (Oxon), MA (Leeds), FRCO(CHM), FLCM, ARCM
Gareth achieved his first musical diplomas at the age of fifteen. Three years later he collected the Dixon and Turpin prizes for FRCO and was already engaged as a recitalist around Europe. He held Organ Scholarships at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Worcester College, Oxford University; Canterbury Cathedral. In 1985, he was appointed Director of Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield, leaving in 1990 to pursue his free-lance interests as a recitalist, conductor, accompanist, adjudicator, composer and ABRSM examiner. Gareth is also now an ABRSM moderator, trainer and an international co-ordinator. He has released various recordings, both as a soloist and accompanist, and his musical endeavours have taken him as far a field as America, Bermuda, Hong Kong and Singapore. With over 35 years of experience as a private teacher he tutors students across the U.K. and throughout the world, his video courses are highly acclaimed. He's committed to developing the all-round integrated skills that equip every musician.