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Tune Up Your Songwriting – Wed, 5/9

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Drive, run or bike on down to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, April 11th for the latest monthly installment of Tune Up Your Songwriting with hostRich Baumann and this month’s guest presenter, piano poet Dave Schindele. This event is designed to give songwriters musical food for thought in a friendly atmosphere with other local songwriters.

Bring your instrument to share a song at the end of the workshop or come with a CD recording of a favorite song for the group to listen to and discuss.  This event starts with a 5:30 potluck/meet and greet followed by the 6:30 workshop. Admission is a suggested $5-15 donation.

Song Showdown – Wed, 5/2

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Head over to the Bourbon Street Grille in Monona at 7 pm and experience MSG’s newest edition to the local songwriting scene, the Songwriter Showcase/Showdown. John Duggleby hosts this new monthly event featuring great area songwriters, followed by an “American Idol”-type competition for original songs.  Original music starting at 7:15, nice venue, great food– all we need is you! 

For a bunch more information about this cool new event, click over to our Events page or contact John directly at me@johnduggleby.com.

Songwriters in the Round – Wed, 4/25

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Join Madison Songwriters Guild for our premier event, Songwriters in the Round, at The Brink Lounge on April 25th starting at 7:00 pm.

This month’s SIR will feature Jim Schwall, Tim Sedgwick Johnson and Corinne McKnight.

This event always involves plenty of original music by plenty of original songwriters for a paltry $5. For more information about Songwriters In the Round, check out our Events page.

Monthly Song Critique – Wed, 4/18 ***change in location

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, April 18th 7 p.m. at Panera Bread, located at 3416 University Avenue. This temporary change for April is less than 2 blocks east of the usual Noodles & Co. spot.

Bring a song or lyric to play live or on a CD and get instant feedback from local songwriters, and give some of your own. Incomplete, new or nearly new songs , in particular, are encouraged.

***We’ve added a new feature to the critique called the Monthly Song Challenge. Next month’s challenge will be chosen at the critique, so come with your ideas. Songwriters are urged to interpret the challenge in any way that helps write a new tune.

Check out the Events page for more details and we’ll see you there!

Tune Up Your Songwriting – Wed, 4/11

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Drive, run or bike on down to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, April 11th for the latest monthly installment of Tune Up Your Songwriting with this month’s hosts, Rich Baumann and Jim Schwall. This event is designed to give songwriters musical food for thought in a friendly atmosphere with other local songwriters.

Bring your instrument to share a song at the end of the workshop or come with a CD recording of a favorite song for the group to listen to and discuss.  This event starts with a 5:30 potluck/meet and greet followed by the 6:30 workshop. Admission is a suggested $5-15 donation.

Songwriting Workshop – Monday, 4/9

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Nashville singer/songwriter/publisher Washuntara hosts an evening of songwriting mentoring on Monday, April 9th. Washuntara is a talented songwriter and performer who has worked as a songwriter in the country music capital of the world for the past 20 years, owns his own music publishing company, Passionworks, and has enjoyed success performing and writing in Australia, Europe and America.

Join him at the Center for Conscious Living on Monday, April 9th from 7-9:30 PM for an evening of songwriting. The cost is $25.

Then, return to the Center on Friday, April 13th at 7:30 pm for an intimate performance by this poignant and insightful songwriter. Tickets for the performance are $8 in advance or $10 at the door and can be obtained through the Center’s website under Special Events.

New Event! April 4 Songwriter Showcase/Showdown

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Head over to the Bourbon Street Grille in Monona at 7 pm and experience MSG’s newest edition to the local songwriting scene, the Songwriter Showcase/Showdown. John Duggleby hosts and MSG stalwarts Rich Baumann and Dave Schindele will be the featured artists at this new monthly event featuring great area songwriters, followed by an “American Idol”-type competition for original songs.  Original music starting at 7:15, nice venue, great food– all we need is you! 

For a bunch more information about this cool new event, click over to our Events page or contact John directly at me@johnduggleby.com.

Songwriters in the Round – 3/28 @ The Brink

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Join Madison Songwriters Guild for our premier event, Songwriters in the Round, at The Brink Lounge on March 28th starting at 7:00 pm.

This month’s SIR will feature an acoustic version of John “Das Binky” Argentiero‘s big pop/rock, the blues-rock of Rita Witter and the jazz stylings of Nancy Rost.

This event always involves plenty of original music by plenty of original songwriters for a paltry $5.

For more information about Songwriters In the Round, check out our Events page.

Monthly Song Critique + Challenge = Wed, 3/21

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, March 21st 7 p.m. at Noodles & Co., 3600 University Avenue. Bring a song or lyric to play live or on a CD and get instant feedback from local songwriters, and give some of your own. Incomplete, new or nearly new songs , in particular, are encouraged.

***We’ve added a new feature to the critique called the Monthly Song ChallengeThis month’s challenge is to write a song that involves all 5 senses – sight, smell, touch, feel and taste. (Extra credit for involving additional senses.) Songwriters are urged to interpret the challenge in any way that helps write a new tune!

Bring your “sense song” to the critique to discuss (in addition to another tune or as your monthly critique tune) and we’ll compare notes.

Check out the Events page for more details and we’ll see you there!

Tune Up Your Songwriting @ Noodles – Wed, 3/14

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Head on down to Noodles & Company on University Avenue in Madison on Wednesday, March 14th for the Tune Up Your Songwriting workshop with host Rich Baumann.

*** Please note the change in location this month. ***

Bring your instrument to share a song at the end of the workshop or come with a recording of a favorite song for the group to listen to and discuss. A CD player will be available. This event starts with a 5:30 potluck/meet and greet followed by the 6:30 workshop. Admission is a suggested $5-15 donation.