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1ST WORKSHOP OF 2024!

Friday, January 12, 2024 - 5:47am

Hi all,

Our first NSAI Monthly workshop for 2024 is just around the corner & coming up in a couple of weeks.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 25th
Time: 19:30 – 22:00
Location: Zoom & live for those who want to be on site in Malmö

In our November workshop, we recycled some practical exercises to ‘unlock writers’ block…in December, a quote "game changer" workshop on really capturing & locking in the listener with 'opening lines' (rhythmic, melodic and lyrical hooks). This month's workshop we will reconnect with our progress over the past year & set some clear and specific goals for 2024. We'll take goal setting to a new level, given progress we have made, and leaps of progress we want to make for ourselves as writers.

If you are well on your way & want to refine & crystallise your path forward as a songwriter.........or you want to build a path from the ground up to get you out of a rut...........or you want to tip the scales and dare to go beyond what you already know and break new progressive ground...this workshop is for you.

Final Workshop 2023!

Friday, December 15, 2023 - 6:49am

Hi all,

Our final NSAI Monthly workshop for 2023 is just around the corner & coming up next week.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 21
Time: 19:30 – 22:00
Location: Zoom & live for those who want to be on site in Malmö

In our November workshop...we worked on some practical exercises to ‘unlock writers’ block…or, more apt, eliminate the chance of it occurring by being consistent with creatively filling our writer’s palette on a regular basis. These creative moments include brainstorming titles, phrases, words, images, ‘poor-man’s rhyming’…free writing of lines and ideas once the previous has been exercises. Once we settled on a new title & drew from the subconscious to support it, we introduced the idea of imagining a ‘blueprint’ for a song.

We'll continue in our December workshop, and zoom-in on making the first lyric line stick, lyrically & melodically. We'll take a look at desired effect of first lyric line, plus melodic options to pursue to hoo the listener at first listen.

NSAI Sweden South - NOVEMBER WORKSHOP

Sunday, November 5, 2023 - 5:18am

Hi all!

Our NSAI Sweden South NOVEMBER workshop jumps ahead 1-week to NOVEMBER 23. We will also extend the workshop time by 30 minutes.

Here’s why: we’re taking NSAI Sweden South on the road to Karlshamn, Sweden. The NOVEMBER 23rd workshop will take place at Blekinge Tekniska Högskola (Blekinge Technical University).

Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Location: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Karlhamn Csmpus
Format: Hybrid (Zoom + F2F)

Agenda:

1. Check-in, introductions
2. NSAI’s purpose, benefits & opportunities
3. Learning Component: Eliminating so called ’writers block’
4. Song sharing & feedback

We look forward to connecting with new, interested songwriters in the area, and continue to expand our reach & spread the word.

Questions? Need more info? Don’t hesitate to reach out!

Kind Regards,
Evan & Nils

May 18th WORKSHOP

Tuesday, May 9, 2023 - 11:21am

Hi all,

Our theme for the May workshop is "SUCCESSFUL CO-WRITING"
Thursday, May 18 - 19:30 - 22:00 CET

This will be a fun workshop where we can delve into the extraordinary benefits of co-writing, as well as some common pitfalls and challenges that can come up.

Agenda:

1. Check-in & progress updates (from previous topics)
2. Co-writing Part-1 & Part-2: benefits, pitfalls, potential challenges
3. Co-writing Part-3: co-writing a song start
4. Song feedback

Looking forward!

For song feedback, please use the required song submission form:
https://www.nashvillesongwriters.com/sweden-south-song-submission-form-c...

I will group mail the Zoom link to Sweden South Affiliated writers. You are welcome to join us!

Kind Regards,
Evan

April 20th WORKSHOP

Saturday, March 25, 2023 - 5:05am

Hi all,

Our theme for the April workshop is the "NSAI Chapter Challenge"
Thursday, April 20 - 19:30 - 22:00 CET.

THIS WILL BE A HYBRID MEETING: All members from local area are required to attend 'in person', while exemptions are applied for those affiliates from long distances that would require exorbitant travel costs to attend (e.g. middle-northern Sweden, other European countries).

FULL DETAILS: (navigate to the page via the link below):
https://www.nashvillesongwriters.com/nsai-chapter-challenge-2023?fbclid=...

March 16th WORKSHOP

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 4:39pm

Hi all,

Our theme for the March workshop is "SOMETHING TO 'SYNC' ABOUT!"
Thursday, March 16 - 19:30 - 22:00 CET

We'll focus part of our attention on what “Sync” means for the songwriter and the world that exists beyond the word synchronization. Other focus areas will be a follow-up on our February workshop's song blue-printing efforts, further idea development tools, and song feedback.

A more detailed agenda will be available soon!

February 16th WORKSHOP

Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 5:23am

Hi all,

Our theme for the February workshop is "THAT SOUNDS LIKE A SONG!"
Thursday, Feb. 16 - 19:30 - 22:00 CET

We'll take our titles & ideas (fresh ones, or the ideas some of you developed during the December workshop), and develop them a step further, discussing things like:

- Where do we go with this idea?
- Is there a specific goal for the song?
- What kind of job will the song do & for who?

We'll take on our active writing hats & get our pens moving to develop a SONG BLUEPRINT and learn a couple of specific methods & effective to bring the blueprint to life in focused lyric writing.

Personally, I've been working on these ideas actively for the past few weeks. I am absolutely thrilled with the outcome and look forward to sharing!

Full agenda: