If your life were a song, what's the title? Answer that in the mentorship of a Multi-Platinum country songwriter and write an EP worth of songs this Fall.
Multi-Platinum selling songwriter & class instructor Kevin Fisher observes, "At its heart, country music is about the human condition. It’s about our highs and lows, our struggle between the spirit and the flesh; it’s about love and leaving, fun and family, beer and tequila."
Starting with the premise of “write what you know,” we’ll write or re-write a song every week in various sub genres of country music: Traditional, Bro Country, Bluegrass, modern, etc. We’ll focus on story-telling, character development, conflict and resolution. We will explore concepts of the music itself: harmony, melody, and structure.
By class end we will have written a 5-song EP over the course of 9 class meetings, 6 in person and 2 online (or 8 online for online students).
There will be opportunity for regular feedback on songs. Additionally there will be extensive critical listening assignments, special guests, and actionable insider strategies for an outsider to navigate the challenges of pitching songs in Nashville.
A member of the Fall 2015 class signed a publishing deal with McJames Publishing after meeting the head of the company in the class.
Watch Full Video of Kevin Fisher's visit in October 2015 to How I Do It: Making a Life in Music, as he speaks (and sings!) on the topic "The Art of the Story Song":
Class meets 8 Saturday afternoons at 3pm, starting 10/15. 6 Meetings in person, 2 meetings online. For online students: class meets in real time and archived/on-demand.
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About the Instructor:
Kevin Fisher is a multi-platinum selling songwriter. Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Uncle Kracker and many others have recorded his songs. His song "Crazy Life" hit the Billboard top 40 for Tim Rushlow and is now the title track of the debut record of Home Free, the winners of NBC’s The Sing Off. Danics Dora, winner of the Hungarian X Factor, released his song Jelenido as a single in 2014. Singles in Germany and Canada are coming this fall. TV shows like True Blood, Pretty Little Liars, Brotherhood, and America’s Funniest Home Videos have featured his music. His songs are in movies like Angriest Man In Brooklyn, Dear Dumb Diary and Frozen Ground. He’s written two touring musicals and a number of cartoons. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.
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