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Songwriting from the Heart—Progressing on the Journey Week of November 5-10, 2017

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Come take your seat among other songwriters as we work to refine our songwriting tools. We will go beyond the basic nuts and bolts of the craft, working to take our skills to the next level. Get ready to develop the ability to translate our own life stories into well-crafted, heartfelt songs. Through writing exercises, song assignments, performances, co-writing, and demonstrations, the inner muse will be coaxed and cultivated. In a safe, supportive, fun workshop climate, we’ll share and receive constructive feedback on our works in progress. Join us to discover and expand our boundaries and edges around the songwriting process, to bridge inspiration and craft. At week's end the group will share its songs, new and old, with the Esalen community.
This workshop is for individuals who have experience in songwriting and are working on refining their musical voice. You should have written some songs and be able to perform them from memory prior to attending this workshop. Bring your musical instrument and dress casually—we will do some dancing and moving. There will also be evening jams. Simple recording devices are strongly encouraged. Bring an open heart and a curious mind.


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