Monday, April 10, 2017

Susan Gibson Songwriting Workshop and more

DSA PRESENTS SUSAN GIBSON WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE
THE BLANK PAGE: Finding and following through on your inspiration, Grabbing
the songs from thin air, Fishing with a line versus a net.


Performing Songwriter Susan Gibson, writer of Wide Open Spaces performed by the Dixie Chicks, will present a workshop on Saturday, April 22. Workshop, pizza dinner and performance all included for $35.
Susan has taught songwriting workshops to all ages. She has been a mentor at the Real Life, Real Music Summer Camp in The Woodlands, Texas for the past five years. She's also given workshops and talks at The Brauntex Theater, The San Antonio Songwriters' Saloon, The Songwriters Serenade Competition, The Bugle Boy Soldier' Songs Program, Belmont University, UT Austin, NSAI Nashville and Houston Chapters, and at The Boys and Girls Club among others.
Susan draws from her experience as a commercially successful songwriter as well as a nationally touring, independent artist with 5 albums of original material in her catalog. She can address a variety of topics from writing to business.

https://dallassongwriters.org/shop/songwriting-workshop-susan-gibson/ 
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/1252209441542387/

WILDFLOWER WORKSHOP WITH JOE CROOKSTON - MAY 19 
Performing songwriter Joe Crookston will be leading the Songwriting Workshop at the Wildflower! Festival this year!  The workshop will be on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 9 am - 4 pm at the Courtyard by Marriott on Spring Valley (same location as last year).  For more information and to sign up, click on the link below:
http://www.wildflowerfestival.com/songwriter-contest-workshop/

REO RAFTING RESORT SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS
How Music REALLY Works July 9-14, 2017
Learn the songwriting techniques of the master songwriters with best-selling author Wayne Chase. Learn how you can use these tools to craft great songs. Includes FREE library, books, music charts & more ($400 value).
Details Here

SongMatrix Retreat August 13-18, 2017
Hands on, in-depth exploration of your original songs using more than 40 specific SongMatrix musical & lyrical techniques. Create brilliant melodies and emotion-evoking lyrics. Includes 1-year post-retreat mentoring with SongMatrix author Wayne Chase.
Details here


ONLINE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Want to study songwriting but don't want to get out of your PJ's?

* Take a class online through a songwriting workshop yahoo group with Barbara McMillen, associate professor of Songwriting and Music Business at Collin College.

* Check out the  https://songtown.com songwriter learning community.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cliff Eberhardt “Melody to Lyrics School”

The Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival is excited to have Red House Recording Artist and accomplished songwriting workshop instructor, Cliff Eberhardt, lead a one day workshop on May 15.  Check out the information below and share the attached flyer with your fellow songwriters.

The Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
Songwriting Workshop Presented By

Cliff Eberhardt

“Melody to Lyrics School”

Highlights of the Course
· Review basic melodic history
· Learn how to incorporate a “Melody Vocabulary” into your song
· Learn how to look for and get the most from melodic repetition
· Learn  how to develop a melody
with just one unfinished verse and chorus
· Learn how to insert different chords for melody enhancement
· Explore use of melodic intervals for melody enhancement
· Learn how to make your songs have a more memorable melody
· Learn how use musical introductions to set the melody
· Learn how to add a bridge and ending to the song
· Play and sing your song with the new complete and beautiful melody

To sign up for
Cliff’s Eberhardt’s “Melody to Lyrics School”
Go to:
http://wildflowerfestival.com/singersongwriterschool.html

When:  Friday, May 15, 2015
Time:  9:00 am – 10:00 am – Get Acquainted 10:00 am – 4:00 pm - Workshop
Where:  Residence Inn by Marriott
1040 Waterwood Drive
Richardson, TX  75082

Cost:  $50
Maximum Students:  30

Friday, April 4, 2014

Online Songwriting Workshops Hosted By Ralph Murphy

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American Music Channel Launches Online Songwriting Workshops
Hosted By Music Industry Icon Ralph Murphy
Nashville, TN, March 5, 2014.  Hal L. Willis, Founder and CEO of American Music Channel, has announced the launch of the SoundEmerge Masters Series, songwriter workshops hosted by legendary songwriter and mentor Ralph Murphy.  The workshops will include in-depth interviews with award-winning songwriters as well as viewer interaction, utilizing the revolutionary SimulTV technology.  
 The first session on March 24 will feature Allen Shamblin, whose songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Toby Keith, Randy Travis, Wynonna, Ricky Van Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, Patti Labelle, Prince, LeeAnn Rimes, and Brooks & Dunn.
 Registration is now open at http://SoundEmerge.com/
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American Music Channel is a destination portal and social media platform for all things music, counting agreements with all of the major record labels among one of the largest libraries of music videos on the Web.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

2-Bit Palomino Day of Workshops and Performance, Saturday, February 22, 9AM

A DAY OF FUN 
AND 
ENTERTAINMENT 

Saturday, February 22

at the 
MCLGrand
100 N. Charles 
Lewisville, TX 

- SONGWRITING WORKSHOP 
- RECORDING WORKSHOP 
- PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP 
- TEXAS TUNES CONCERT

Featuring 2-Bit Palomino 


All for one great low price!

SONGWRITING – How to take a concept and construct it into a song/lyric format.
Matching music to words...creating a 'feel' that gets the intention of the song across to the
listener. Rhyme schemes and Metering 101.

STAGE PERFORMANCE – How to connect with your audience.
Microphone and singing techniques for live performance utilizing dynamics and
breath-control.

HOME RECORDING – Getting the most out of your home recording rig.
The basics of recording and mixing techniques. How to get the best sound with your
system. Putting the song together, editing and arranging.

Registration available at th e MCL Grand or online at MCLGRAND.TIX.COM

Registration is $40 and includes access to all 3 workshops, box lunch and 2 tickets to the Texas Tunes Concert featuring 2-Bit Palomino
Limited to 40 Participants
For more information call Tim Phillips at (972) 219-3579

Workshops begin at
9am
Texas Tunes Concert
Featuring
2-Bit Palomino
at
8pm

Sunday, December 8, 2013

ASG SYMPOSIUM JAN 8-12 - DISCOUNT FOR DSA MEMBERS


Austin Songwriters Group Symposium Jan 8-12th

Interested in going?
ASG offers a discounted Symposium registration rate of $175 (50% off!) for Dallas Songwriter Association members.
Please respond to Loretta Dunnaway for the discounted group price.
Also,
Sign up for transportation with http://www.megabus.com/ $1 direct bus to Austin Jan 8 and $25 direct bus back to Dallas Jan 12. There is a discounted rate at the hotel Holiday Inn Midtown $79@ nite. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

MEET SUSAN HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Due to circumstances beyond our control, The MEET SUSAN GIBSON EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

SUSAN GIBSON IS STILL PERFORMING AT POOR DAVID'S PUB AT 8PM SATURDAY, JUNE 8. ASK FOR THE DALLAS SONGWRITERS DISCOUNT TICKET AT THE DOOR.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

MEET SUSAN GIBSON

Yes, we're talking the writer of the Dixie Chicks hit "Wide Open Spaces".



This will be a Happy Hour learning opportunity and networking with light snacks and beverages.

$10 to DSA members   
*  $15 for non-members

Saturday, June 8, 4-6 PM 

South Side on Lamar

tocrok.com
(214) 485-0858
(In the Artist Quarter next to the Janette Kennedy Gallery)

PLEASE RSVP HERE  http://dallassongwriters.eventbrite.com

Susan will be performing at Poor David's that evening and is offering discounts tickets of $12 to our members or anyone attending the Meet Susan Gibson Learning Event.

Saturday, June 8, 2013
1313 S Lamar St., Dallas, TX (United States) - Map 
Set: 8:00 PM 
ALL AGES
Tickets: $15 

DALLAS SONGWRITERS WORKSHOPS

Educational workshops on the craft and business of songwriting featuring industry professionals as panelist or guest speakers.