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2020 CONTENT ARCHIVE

AUGUST 2020 - Focus: Hooks
VIDEO: 
Stories from the Songwriter featuring Emily Shackelton
VIDEO: Song Science: Hooks
EXERCISES: August 2020 Exercises

JULY 2020 - Focus: Production Tips
VIDEO: 
Production & Recording: What to Know with Akil Thompson
EXERCISES: July 2020 Exercises

JUNE 2020 - Focus: Practice Performing
VIDEO: 
Songwriter Performance Tips & Techniques with Janet Kenyon
VIDEO: Stories from the Songwriter with JT Harding
EXERCISES: June 2020 - Practice Performing Exercises

MAY 2020 - Focus: Melody
VIDEO: 
Defining Melody with Chris DeStefano
VIDEO: Stories from the Songwriter, Featuring Kylie Morgan
EXERCISES: May 2020 - Melody Exercises

APRIL 2020 - BACK TO BASICS
VIDEO: 
Stories From The Songwriter, Featuring Jeremy Stover
VIDEO: Songwriting Quick Tip with Will Duvall
EXERCISES: April 2020 Rhyme Scheme Exercise

MARCH 2020 - SYNC
VIDEO: 
Sync Series Part 1, Featuring: Tracey and Vance Marino
VIDEO: Sync Series Part 2, Featuring: Tracey and Vance Marino
VIDEO: Sync Series Part 3, Featuring: Tracey and Vance Marino
EXERCISES: Sync Series Questions

FEBRUARY 2020 - IDEAS
VIDEO: 
The Idea, Featuring: Nicolle Galyon
VIDEO: The Idea, Featuring: Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin
EXERCISES:  February 2020 Exercises

 

2019 CONTENT ARCHIVE

NOVEMBER 2019 - DEMO PROCESS
VIDEO: 
Demo Process for songwriters, featuring: Jeff Cohen
VIDEO: Demo and Production Process, featuring: Robin Ruddy
EXERCISES: November 2019 Exercises

OCTOBER 2019 - WRITING FOR CHRISTIAN & POP GENRES
VIDEO: 
Writing for Corporate Worship featuring the McClures
VIDEO: Writing for Pop featuring: Ben Johnson
VIDEO: Acoustic Sessions featuring: Tenth Avenue North
THROWBACK VIDEO: Elements of the Pop Genre: with Shelly Peiken
THROWBACK VIDEOElements of the Pop Genre: with Claude Kelly
THROWBACK VIDEO: Song Study with Shelly Peiken
EXERCISES: October 2019 Exercises

SEPTEMBER 2019 - WRITING FOR AMERICANA & COUNTRY GENRES
BEHIND THE HITS: Featuring Kendall Marvel
COUNTRY FEATURE: Where Does Shane McAnally Get His Ideas? 
AMERICANA FEATURE: Elements of the Americana Genre
EXERCISES: September 2019 Exercises 

AUGUST 2019 - GOAL SETTING & ORGANIZATION 
VIDEOSetting Micro Goals and Creating an Organized Workflow with Jennifer Schott
VIDEO: Pro Teacher Workshop with Haley Powers
VIDEO: Mapping Out Your Songwriting Goals with Erin Kidd
FEATURED WORKSHOP: Pro Speaker featuring Bart Herbison
BLOG: Organizing Your Catalog
BLOGIndustry Tips featuring the NSAI Membership Team 
EXERCISES: August 2019 Exercises

JULY 2019 - INDUSTRY TIPS
VIDEO: 
Industry Tips featuring Artist Manager Mandelyn Monchick
VIDEO: Industry Tips featuring Artist Manager Kristen Ashley
EXERCISES: July 2019 Exercises

JUNE 2019 - WRITING FOR COUNTRY
VIDEO: 
Writing for Country featuring Warner Chappell Music songwriter/producer Jordan Reynolds
VIDEO: Writing for Country featuring Big Loud Shirt Creative Director Sam Jervey
VIDEO: Writing for Country featuring Downtown Music Publishing Songwriter Kelly Archer
EXERCISES: JUNE 2019

MAY 2019 - SYNC
VIDEO:
Writing for Sync featuring Phillip LaRue
VIDEO: Writing for Sync featuring Alissa Moreno
VIDEO: Writing for Sync featuring Katie Jelen
BLOG: NSAI Member Claire Kelly on Success in the Sync World
EXERCISES: MAY 2019

APRIL 2019 - Performance
VIDEO:
Heather Morgan on Performance
VIDEO: Megan Eyre on Performance (Pro Teacher Workshop)
VIDEO: Ellen Britton on Performance (Pro Teacher Workshop)
BLOG: 7 Venues To Play In Nashville
BLOG: Tom Jackson's 3 Noteworthy Performance Tools
EXERCISES: April Exercises

MARCH 2019 - Co-Writing
VIDEO:
Heather Morgan on Co-Writing
VIDEO: Jimmy Robbins on Co-Writing
BLOG: 5 Ways to Prepare for Your Next Co-Write
EXERCISES: March Exercises

February 2019 - Melody & Lyric
VIDEO:
Melody and Lyric: featuring Josh Kear
VIDEO: Melody and Lyric: featuring Jimmy Robbins
BLOG: 7 Lyrics That Started One Way and Ended Another
EXERCISES: February Exercises
 
January 2019 - Idea
VIDEO:
The Song Idea: featuring Jamie Floyd
VIDEO: The Song Idea: featuring David Hodges
BLOG: 5 Ways to Map Out Your Songwriting Goals in 2019
EXERCISES: January Exercises