Songwriting Workshop I with Larry Dvoskin



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This is a continuation of the songwriting process as well as life lessons by the author about how to turn your passion for music, from hobby into a career. The songwriting professor Mr. Dvoskin is available to present ‘master classes’ worldwide, and from time to time schedule depending available for private “hire” to offer songwriting services, career coaching, and even song production. For professional inquiries:

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September 16, 2009
Interactive songwriting lecture and workshop by Grammy-nominated songwriter and producer Larry Dvoskin.

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47 thoughts on “Songwriting Workshop I with Larry Dvoskin

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    So, let's recap. A very superficial explanation of music theory as it pertains to Heart & Soul, played by someone that hasn't mastered the piano or the guitar. However, Dvoskin did team up in 1993 with Annabella Lwin of Bow Wow Wow and co-wrote and produced "Car Sex", a dance hit in England. Wow…wow…bow wow wow! Do you know how much time I wasted on this just waiting for something to pop?!?

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    Sorry not really feeling this..why does he not tell stories of how he wrote songs and who for..that would be interesting

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    As if he disrespects Kurt Cobain. If you need to attend something like this in order to understand songwriting at a university level, my opinion is pack it in. Pay this poor hack his seventy bucks. Simply start recording your stuff people. Playback etc. etc. etc. will allow you to grow.

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    I think this is the best one I heard so far – he's got a great friendly personality without being arrogant about his success:)

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    Excellent seminar, but why in the hell did they need to take 7 thousand flash photography pictures of him. Whoever took all the pictures really took a crap on the quality of this seminar.

    I'm learning, but I am also getting headaches from the flashes…

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    I love the fact that the most unlikely, guy Dvoskin's Songwriting Workshop, could sing the rhythmic lyrics to TLC's "I Don't Want No Scrubs"! Excellent!

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    When he doesn't even go to play "smells like teen spirit", do not fear bar chords…

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    For a songwriting workshop, the acoustic quality of the talk is rubbish!

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    33:15 this teacher sucks at bringing the enthusiasm out of people, there is no way he is teaching the art of songwriting with that shit attitude

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    Im sorry but its well known and documented that Rob Thomas wrote smooth !

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    my only complaint is that songwriters always talk like that if you're not doing all these things your song is less valid but there are plenty of songs out there that have completely implied melody that follow the chordal structure and still have tension and release

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    This is great! Also, you dont need to play an instrument to be a songwriter. Check out Mags Heffernan 'I Am Human'. Great catchy song!

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz Oh What….?
    is it that time already babe?

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    Weather patterns at 50:30? This guy doesn't know his music theory that well….he also dodged a question about chord inversions lol

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    This is great. I was skeptical before I watched this and came away from this realizing that songwriting is actually quite doable. It's not pure magic–just some chord progressions and variations and you're on your way to writing a good song.

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    Some GREAT info here for ANY style songwriter. Rhythm and phrasing, to me, is key when considering melody in singing the lyrics.

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    60s not 50s and it's "SLOOPY" not "Snoopy".

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    Uhhh. When the student played. It's basically Sweet Madame Blue by Styx. I mean I'm just saying.

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    At around 48 mins the instructor was asked a question pertaining to chord inversions and he answered in a way that presumed classroom familiarity of chord inversions. I would have, instead, gone into a working definition of the term "chord inversion", and then given some examples of a root position chord versus the various inversions of the chord.

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    This guy is freaking awesome. Very impressive all the way around, what a great teacher.

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    How many songwriters in the world would have given a lot for that moment to play and sing a song for that guy to get some feedback. But here I see a dude walking bored away in between and the guy who is playing his fathers song is embarrassing. I hope these folks are not the new songwriter elite.

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    hi guys, let me know what do think of my songs. please help me to improve. thanks

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    Well if anything is possible in New York, can't you at least get some oil and oil that darn squeaking chair or door ? I like your class but good gosh that squeak has got to go.

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    Pretty good for the most part, but just one thing: Did he say "Hang on Snoopy"? or is my hearing going down?

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    This is an example of the left brain trying to explain what the right brain does.

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    A music dept. should be able to produce a better sounding video than this. If you can't change the noisy acoustics of the room you should be able to filter out some noise from the digital file.

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    Dissonance in singing or playing melody originated from blues players. Many of them didn't know about harmony will put dissonant notes in the melody which actually created unique sound. This effect later got noticed by professionals, that people will love this kind of melodies. Melody that too perfect will put people asleep, thats one of a problem with classical music, people will fall asleep on a classical concerts. Dissonant notes will give humans brain kinda rollacoaster will keep audience exited.

  • November 2, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    I think your amazing Larry Thank^s for posting this……D.R

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