The Fine Art of Songwriting
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I. Masterclass-On-going discussion on a wide range of topics including:
- Song Structure
- Song Ideas & Titles
- The Craft of Lyric Writing
- The Craft of Melody Writing
- Survey of Song Styles
Survey of Great American Songwriters
II. Guitar Method & Music Theory-Tools designed specifically for the beginning to advanced songwriter:
- 5 Keys & Capo
- Chord Forms & Notes on the Neck
- Chord Function & The Nashville Number System
- Chord Progressions for Songwriting
- Deep & Deliberate Practice
- Chords As Adjectives
- Right Hand Picking Technique
- Much more!
III. Song Breakdown-Steve breaks down classic songs, current favorites, as well as his own work, to uncover important principles that you can use right away.
IV. Recommended Assignments & Quizes-Included in most lessons.
V. Video Conferencing Events, Workshops, & Social Networking.
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Steve is a multiple BMI Award-winning and Grammy Award-winning songwriter, with songs recorded by Kenny Rogers, Mark Chesnutt, George Strait, Darryl Worley, Rhonda Vincent, Neal McCoy, Ricky Skaggs, Darius Rucker, and others.
Steve has taught Songwriting at Belmont University, Nashville, TN, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, Jazz History at Tallahassee Community College,Tallahassee, FL, and in 2013 was one of four internationally-selected candidates considered for the Chair of the Songwriting Department, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA. Steve is a Senior Faculty Member at Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), and a contributor to American Songwriter Magazine.