Topic: Writing for Americana & Indie Genres
THURSDAY, November 21, 2019
MESSIAH METHODIST CHURCH
527 RIDGE AVE
LAFAYETTE HILL, PA
Americana and Independent (Indie) writers have the most freedom of any genre to make their music what THEY want it to be. These genres are making a LOT of headway in Nashville and all over the country these days, and crossover genres are some of the most powerful and successful realms of music out there right now. Independent artists and songwriters have more work cut out for them as they do not often have the financial backing of publishing companies or record labels. This can be tough, but often VERY rewarding. Independent artists and songwriters make their own rules and often have more out-of-the-box opportunities to showcase their work.
We also have exercises for writing in the Americana/Folk realm.
Following our discussion we'll do song evaluations. This is a great way to hone your lyric and music writing skills. Please bring 10 lyric sheets and a CD or MP3; or you can play live -- bring your instrument! For the best results, bring a song that is still in progress, and that you are willing to make changes on or rewrite.