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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.

Demo Recording – Sat., Mar. 17th

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Randy’s Recording and MSG are pleased to offer a recording seminar for the performing songwriter on Saturday, March 17th. Sign up to record a basic demo (guitar/piano and voice) at Randy Green’s award-winning local studio and learn about the recording process as you go. At the end the group will evaluate the demos and each songwriter will go home with his or her recording, plus a compilation of the other demos done that day.

The cost is a very affordable $39 in advance, with a $10 discount available for Madison Songwriters Guild members. You can become an MSG member at the recording session. Contact Rich Baumann at richbaumann@charter.net or drop by any MSG event to pay in advance.

Randy’s Recording and Production is located at:
4770 Gaston Cir., Rt 2
Cottage Grove, WI, 53527
(608) 839-4154

Questions? Contact randy@randysrecording.com.

February Songwriters in the Round – 2/22 @ The Brink

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Join Madison Songwriters Guild for our premier event, Songwriters in the Round, at The Brink Lounge on February 22nd starting at 7:00 pm.

This month’s SIR will feature the smooth blues stylings of Jim Barnard, the poetic offerings of Lynn Smith, and the jazzy folk tunes of John Crossman.

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 – 2/15

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, February 15th 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 Challenge. This month’s challenge is to write a “road song.” Songwriters are urged to interpret the challenge in any way that helps write a new tune! (Examples of well known road songs: Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf; America by Paul Simon; Fast Car by Tracy Chapman; I Can’t Drive 55 by Sammy Hagar).

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

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

Recording Opportunity – Feb. 11th

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Randy’s Recording and MSG are pleased to offer a recording seminar for the performing songwriter on Saturday, February 11th. Sign up to record a basic demo (guitar/piano and voice) at Randy Green’s award-winning local studio and learn about the recording process as you go. At the end the group will evaluate the demos and each songwriter will go home with his or her recording, plus a compilation of the other demos done that day.

The cost is a very affordable $39 in advance, with a $10 discount available for Madison Songwriters Guild members. You can become an MSG member at the recording session. Contact Rich Baumann at richbaumann@charter.net or drop by any MSG event to pay in advance.

Randy’s Recording and Production is located at:
4770 Gaston Cir., Rt 2
Cottage Grove, WI, 53527
(608) 839-4154

Questions? Contact randy@randysrecording.com.

Songwriter Night @ Wild Hog in the Woods – Fri., 2/10

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Rich Baumann, Jim Schwall and friends will gather for a night of music at local folk favorite, The Wild Hog in the Woods Coffeehouse on Friday, February 10th.

Cover is only $3 and pays the rent, and additional donations are welcome for the performers. Check back for more performers and other details TBA!

Tune Up Your Songwriting – Wed., 2/8

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Head on down to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, February 8th for the Tune Up Your Songwriting workshop with host Rich Baumann and featured songwriters Ken Lonquist and Dave Schindele. Bring your instrument and 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.

Songwriters in the Round – Wed., 1/25

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This month marks the return of the Madison Songwriters Guild’s premier event, Songwriters in the Round at The Brink Lounge starting at 7:00 pm in the lounge.

This month’s SIR will feature Rich Baumann, Stephen Lee Rich and Ken Jackson.

This event always involves plenty of original music starring a rotating cast of local and regional songwriters for a paltry $5.

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

January Song Critique – Wed, 1/18

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, January 18th 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. New or nearly new songs, in particular, are encouraged. Check out the Events page for more details and we’ll see you there!