Audition-only lyric writing clinic with a word doctor of renown: Phil Cody is a 2-Time ASCAP Song of the Year Lyricist and #1 Hit Songwriter. In this unique, interactive class, he will diagnose and treat what ails your lyrics. And he will give you the awareness, understanding, concepts, and skills to write healthy, vital lyrics in the songs to come.
Class format: after an introductory lesson in which Mr. Cody lays out a number of concepts for effective lyric writing, students submit work weekly by an agreed upon deadline. Each subsequent class involves receiving feedback on that week's submission through a detailed audio/video presentation, and engaging in a conversation on concepts and strategies that come up in that week's feedback. Re-writing is both modeled and encouraged.
Limited to 8 songwriters, admitted by audition (a lyric submission). Class meets 7 weeks. A letter from Phil Cody to you lyricists, below.
A Note From the Lyrical Song Doctor Himself, Phil Cody:
Hello and welcome to The Lyric Writing Clinic with Phil Cody. It’s me, P.C. and I’d like to invite you to a brand new program designed to help you make more meaningful metaphors, write the right rhymes, un-torture your syntax, tell more interesting stories and guide you on your path to creating more powerful, more personal and, ultimately, more successful lyrics.
The basic premise of this class is that you have already written a lyric and, for whatever reason, it just sort of sits there like a lump of coal at Christmas - inert, giving off neither light nor heat and you are at a loss as to how to have it fuel the engine of your songwriting dreams. Never fear. I am here to help.
For 10 weeks, starting at the end of January, The Lyric Writing Clinic with Phil Cody will be taking your lyric submissions and turning them into lessons, offering specifically targeted advice and remedial suggestions - in an environment that’s part classroom, part workshop, part laboratory and part psychiatric ward (if we’re lucky). I hope to be able to give your work as much personal attention as you think it might need, helping you compare your work to other songwriters, showing where you are going wrong and, more importantly, showing you what you are doing right and how to make doing right a habitual thang, dude! It’s going to be fun, frantic, passionate, insightful and informative. I hope you will find it inspiring and that you will be inspired to sign up. There will only be 12 spots available for this first session so don’t wait too long. Sign up and begin submitting your materials as per the instructions you will be sent.
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