Jon Rounds, Jerry Bresee, and Bruce Truitt (The Guitar Brothers) will facilitate a 6-session Songwriters Workshop every other Saturday, beginning February 18! Whether you’ve written many songs or are just starting out, you should find this workshop a valuable experience. The facilitators are veteran writers and performers, and you’ll also get feedback from fellow participants. Along the way, we’ll develop a shared vocabulary for discussing lyrics, melody, chord progressions, harmony, rhythm, and performing skills, so the feedback you give and receive is detailed and constructive.
✅ Participation is limited to 8 writers- ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!
✅ $210 total if you sign up for the whole workshop ($35/session)
✅ Single sessions are $40 each (only if space is available) you must contact 3 Dots before the session you’d like to attend.
Each session will begin with a concise presentation and examples of a topic essential to songwriting:
🎵 Song structure: intro, verse, chorus, bridge, outro.
🎵 Basic music theory: scales, keys, chord numbering system.
🎵 Lyric writing: narrative vs. lyrical songs, abstract vs. concrete language, story-telling techniques.
🎵 Guitar-skills workshop: playing clean rhythm guitar, finger-picking techniques.
🎵 Performance skills workshop: Connecting with an audience. Tips on stage electronics.
🎵 Final session: A performance-based finale with surprises.
The heart of the workshop is that song writers structure feedback they get from the other writers and the facilitators. So, as a participant you will be both performer and listener.
This is a chance to work with experienced writers and performers. You can bring half-done songs, ones that need some polish, or songs you just want to try out on an interested audience.