Eliot Bronson, Eclectic Music favorite, returns from Nashville to offer an intimate one-time workshop!
Saturday, Sept. 1 | 11 aM to 2 PM | 1015 Edgewood Ave NE, Inman Park
Why do we love some songs and find others totally forgettable? How come the song you wrote in 10 minutes is better than the one you've been chipping away at for weeks? How do you know if your lyrics are as good as they can be?
Songwriting is an art, which means there are no fixed answers to these questions. But songwriting is also a craft, which means there are principles that can be applied to our work when we are confused, blocked or stuck in our process. It also means there is a toolbox you can draw from when inspiration isn't striking you -- which, let's be honest, is most of the time.
I've been writing songs for 20 years and teaching others for over 10. Coaching songwriters has forced me to analyze my own process so that I could articulate just what I was doing and why. In this workshop I want to pass along the principles and tools I use every day to make my songs as good as they can possibly be. I want to help you write your best songs yet!
In this workshop we will cover:
- Where to start
- Word choice
- Rhymes, near rhymes and non-rhymes
- Writing memorable choruses
- What to do in the bridge
- Song structure
- What is your melody saying
- How do you know if it's good?
And a lot more!
Eliot Bronson is nationally touring singer/songwriter and award-winning artist. His most recent album was produced by Grammy winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell). Eliot has taken home first place awards in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and Eddie's Attic Songwriter Shootout. He has also been a finalist in the New Song Contest in NYC, the Kerrville Folk Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest and was named Best Songwriter in Atlanta by Creative Loafing. Paste Magazine called his self titled album "An Americana Gem."