Living the Musical Life: Songwriting - Performance - Creativity - Community

LIVING THE MUSICAL LIFE:
SONGWRITING - PERFORMANCE - CREATIVITY - COMMUNITY

INSTRUCTOR: PAUL REISLER
5 NIGHTS and 6 DAYS
August 28 - September 2, 2013
Workshop fee of $2195 includes all instruction, lodging and some meals
Students registering before March 15 pay $1950

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Songwriting is a deep way to respond to the stories inside and around you. In this workshop, we'll draw inspiration from the beauties of Southwest France to write our lyrics and melodies. From the spark of an idea into a finished song, you'll learn and write in a creative and supportive atmosphere. You'll also discover the performer in you, sharing your work in evening song circles.

For songwriters of all levels of experience

  • Write the songs you never dreamed you could
  • Live the musical life
  • Speak in melody and let your words fall out in poetry
  • Use your songwriting skills to inspire creativity in others
  • Write quickly and with depth
  • Build community through song
  • Develop a system for understanding opening tunings on guitar
  • Make life-long friends and collaborators
  • Write and perform your songs in the most supportive, loving space you'll ever experience

Every morning

  • Directed Writing: write songs and do directed exercises

After lunch

  • Creating Memorable Melodies
  • Rhythm and Groove
  • Harmony and Chord Substitution
  • Open Tunings for Guitar

Afternoon and evening

  • A Song is a Story is a Song
  • Creative Response - song critique without the criticism
  • Rewriting
  • Tools for Songwriters
  • Group Songwriting
  • Using Your Music to Inspire Creativity in Others
  • Song Circles

Paul Reisler

website

Kid Pan Alley website

Ever since he started making up songs at the age of five, Paul Reisler has led the musical life. He's performed in thousands of concerts with his band Trapezoid and now with his new group, Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions, featuring Howard Levy. He's written thousands of songs and instrumentals. (His Aesop's Fables for Orchestra and Narrator premiered this year.) And he's inspired thousands of adults and children to live the musical life through his workshops, song camps and Kid Pan Alley project.