Take a look at our BIMM Brighton Songwriting Camp, featuring Raygun Management and Polar Patrol. Students and alumni were invited to attend a networking event, work with signed songwriters on new material, and to test their songwriting skills.
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers demonstrates examples 1 – 5 from his “Songwriter’s Guide to Chord Progressions” lesson in Acoustic Guitar. For more lessons on songwriting from Acoustic Guitar and Rodgers, check out Songwriting Basics for Guitarists: store.acousticguitar.com/collections/lessons/products/songwriting-basics-for-guitarists-complete-edition
Nashville music publisher Robert Hicks and Justin Stelter talk about the new book they edited, A Guitar and a Pen. The book presents, for the first time, the literary work of some of the best storytellers in the world: the songwriters who cut and polish tales down to sparkling three-minute gems. A blend of fiction and nonfiction, humor, and poignancy, these tales range from Kris Kristofferson’s charming tale of how an explicit natural rock formation causes chaos in a small farming town, to the true story of bluegrass founder Bill Monroe’s first visit to the White House, as told by Hazel Smith.
At 14-years-old, Beartooth’s Caleb Shomo started his career when he joined as the keyboard player to his friends’ “electronic, weird” band, but looking back at that time now, Shomo says he has grown into a completely different musician. He says he strives for honesty in his songs and rejects the idea of making music for the radio or singles designed to make money. CreativeLive sat down with Shomo to talk about his songwriting process and tips for aspiring writers.
Lauren Lucas performs “Just Haven’t Found You Yet” at USA Songwriting Competition at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. She won honorable mention award at the 18th Annual USA Songwriting Competition.
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