LOS ANGELES SONG CRITIQUE WORKSHOP with GUEST SPEAKER: Sun Dec 2, 2007
With Song critique session first half, followed by Guest Speaker, Luis Oliart.
Topic: Advanced Chord Voicings and Right Hand Technique for guitar.Songsalive! holds workshops where songwriters gather to share their songs, gain feedback and develop relationships within the songwriting communities we have created around the world. The first half is solely dedicated to an in-the-round workshop where writers present one song each - either on tape, CD or live - followed by a guest speaker/industry discussion in the second half and plenty of time to talk and network. Moderated by Paul Lawrence Moyer.
Details: For more info: http://www.songsalive.org/losangeles
WHEN: SUNDAY DECEMBER 2, 2007 - FIRST SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH.
WHERE:THE MAGDALENE CENTER
4822 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Directions: www.themagdalenecenter.com Just north of the Vineland/Lankershim/Camarillo intersection, on East side of Vineland.
From West, take 101 to 134, exit Vineland. Go north.
From Hollywood, take 101 to exit 12C, Vineland. Go north.
Ample parking in front on street or in back of building (accessed by side street off Camarillo)
See map: http://tinyurl.com/359lhz
TIME: Starts 12:00pm SHARP. Ends at 3pm. Please be on time.
COST: $5 for non-members, free to Songsalive! members. You can join Songsalive! to participate in the workshops at http://www.songsalive.org go Join.
REGISTER: Pre-registrations helpful but not necessary. Call: 818-506-3850 or email email@example.com . You will be automatically registered by contacting us. Or just turn up, but get there early to be considered for song critique.
BONUS: We are drawing the winners of our holiday RAFFLE at this workshop, so come with an extra $2 or more, to buy your raffle ticket and be in the winning for major prizes worth over $200, including a Songsalive! Elite Membership, various music industry books and resources.
FIRST HALF SONG CRITIQUE - RULES & WHAT TO BRING: 1 song either on tape, CD or live (bring own guitar or keyboard) and 20 copies of your typed lyric sheet with contact details clearly displayed. Read the RULES at http://www.songsalive.org/workshoprules
SECOND HALF GUEST SPEAKER: LUIS OLIART
Southern California native Luis Oliart's talent as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter has been described as "simply magical totally captivating compelling." His sound blends the influences of funk, rock, blues, reggae and Latin, producing music that is fresh and full of energy. Luis Oliart expresses his love and belief in the healing power of music by performing for chronic and terminally ill children through Art of Elysium, a non-profit organization that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions. Oliart also runs a thriving private teaching practice for students ranging from three to sixty years old and works with the LA Unified School District to teach schoolteachers music theory skills to use in their classrooms. For more info, check out Luis' official website at www.oliartmusic.com
TOPIC: Advanced Chord Voicings and Right Hand Technique for guitar. We will start by working general to specific with chords and right hand technique. The major scale and chord triads built from each degree of the scale will start. I will go over major, minor, augmented, and diminished chords and coloring common chords with blue tones from the scale. We will go over voicings that utilize all six strings with little left hand fretting. The right hand technique section will cover flat picking, finger picking, strumming, percussive strumming, and the flamenco style. Note: This workshop is great for ALL songwriters whether you play guitar or not, as it offers insight into the importance and variations of guitar in songwriting.
All speakers biographies can be read at http://www.songsalive.org/speakers
PLEASE NOTE, THERE WILL BE NO WORKSHOP IN JANUARY AS SONGSALIVE! TAKES A BREAK IN L.A. WE RESUME SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2008.
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