Songkeeping: Managing the Creative Workflow of Songwriting
- School of Music workshop
Do you have trouble keeping track of your song ideas, sketches and drafts, versions and revisions, lyrics and demos? This practical workshop will provide a roadmap for more effectively managing your creative workflow: from your first scribbled or mumbled “song seeds” to polished demos and an organized song catalog. Useful for fledgling to veteran songwriters, you’ll learn how to design and tailor your own notebook and journal practices, so you have ready access to ideas and inspirations throughout the songwriting process.
Bio: Mark Simos is a renowned songwriter, with songs and tunes recorded by Alison Krauss, Ricky Skaggs, Del McCoury, and many other bluegrass, Americana, and roots artists. A songwriting teacher at Berklee for the past 12+ years, Mark published the groundbreaking Songwriting Strategies (Berklee Press) in 2014, presenting his holistic view of 360º songwriting (an approach first workshopped in Passim School classes!). His new Songwriting in Practice: Notebooks, Journals, Logs, Lists (Berklee Press) offers a comprehensive guide to creative workflow management: essential “housekeeping” principles and practices for working songwriters.
Mark and Scarlet will also share a “books release” concert evening at Passim on Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019 (following the weekend workshops).
This workshop takes place on Saturday, January 26th from 2:00-4:00pm.
Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator.