LOS ANGELES SONG CRITIQUE WORKSHOP with GUEST SPEAKER: Cat Cohen - Sun March 2, 2008
With Song critique session first half, followed by Guest Speaker, David Cat Cohen.
Topic: Writing Songs for Your Original Act
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 MARCH 2, 2008 - FIRST SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH.
THE FINNISH CENTER
10701 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Just East of Vineland
TIME: Starts 12:00pm SHARP. Ends at 3pm. Please be on time.
COST: $5 for non-members, free to Songsalive! members.
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You will be automatically registered by contacting us. Or just turn up, but get there early to be considered for song critique.
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:
DAVID CAT COHENTOPIC: Writing Songs for Your Original Act
David "Cat" Cohen is a pro songwriter, author, and songwriting instructor. As an ASCAP songwriter he has had pop, jazz, blues and R&B songs cut by recording artists Cheryl Lynn, Syreeta, Freddie Hubbard, and Bo Diddley, and social commentary songs played on several KCET programs. He co-wrote a jazz instrumental featured in the HBO movie The Rat Pack as well as a song for Universal's feature film Undercover Brother.
Recently Cat released his own jazzy-bluesy indie CD of ten original tunes SONGS OF SURVIVAL AND SWEET SURRENDER which was rave reviewed as UNSIGNED ARTIST OF THE MONTH in Keyboard Magazine and is available at CD Baby and Itunes. His song "Blue State of Mind" was included on Songsalive Sampler 9. He also wrote and self-published his own songcraft book SONGWRITING FOR YOUR ORIGNAL ACT available at Amazon.com. As a session pianist his keyboard work is featured on the Hamster Love cut on the Rhino Records Dr. Demento's 30th Anniversary.
Cat wrote the chapter on music theory for John Braheny's recently revised book The Craft And Business Of Music. He has been a regular speaker at the TAXI ROAD RALLY for many years. Cat has written several musicals including the spiritual-rock Lightflow and The Not So Great Escape, a children's anti-drug pop-opera which Opera Pacific commissioned and performed extensively in schools throughout Southern California.
He currently teaches songcraft at Cal Poly Pomona and coaches and consults for keyboard players and songwriters in private sessions in the L.A. area. www.catcohen.com , www.myspace.com/catcohen
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