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Tune Up Your Songwriting – 3/9

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Come to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, March 9th for this new workshop called Tune Up Your Songwriting.  Local folk, environmental and kid-friendly songwriter Ken Lonnquist will present his experience writing and performing followed by a group discussion hosted by Rich Baumann.

As part of the workshop, you are invited to bring a recording of a favorite song for the group to analyze. Several songs will be selected to illustrate what makes a good song. 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.

Willy St. Co-op East is located at 1221 Williamson St. in Madison. Out of consideration for Co-op shoppers, please park on the street. There may be time to share original songs at the end of the workshop, so please bring your instrument if you are interested.

Tune Up Your Songwriting – Wed., 2/9

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Come to the Willy St. Co-op East on Wednesday, February 9th for this new workshop called Tune Up Your Songwriting.  Dave Schindele hosts presenter and talented storyteller, Tom Kastle. Tom will talk about his experiences with songwriting followed by a group discussion.

As part of the workshop, you are invited to bring a recording of a favorite song for the group to analyze. Several songs will be selected to illustrate what makes a good song. 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 $5-10 donation.

Willy St. Co-op East is located at 1221 Williamson St. in Madison. Out of consideration for Co-op shoppers, please park on the street. There may be time to share original songs at the end of the workshop, so please bring your instrument if you are interested.

Recording Opportunity – June 26th, 1-4

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Randy’s Recording and MSG are pleased to offer another recording seminar for the performing songwriter.

Each songwriter records a basic demo (guitar/piano and voice), and the process is explained as you go. Then the group evaluates the demos for recordability and Randy chooses one to produce at the studio.

Every songwriter goes home with his or her recording, plus a compilation of the other demos done that day. This is the fourth time Randy and MSG have teamed up to offer this event, and the participants at previous sessions were very pleased with the results.

Specs:
Cost is $35 for MSG members, $60 for non-members (which includes a 1-year membership)
Date/time: Saturday, June 26th, 1-4 p.m.

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.

Songwriting Workshop with Tret Fure, April 16-18

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Tret Fure is a well respected and highly sought after musician and songwriting instructor. In this workshop led by Tret, we will explore the power of the word in song. We will learn to condense, compress, define, delete and fine-tune our words to make strong songs, and we will explore song structure and word choice through a series of writing exercises.

Writing will be done individually and collaboratively, and no previous songwriting experience is required. Bring your instrument if you have one,  your voice and your writing journal.

The workshop takes place from April 16-18 at Bethel Horizons, located at 4651 County Highway ZZ, Dodgeville, WI.

Cost is $249 (includes workshop, meals and housing for 2 nights)
$50 deposit required to hold your place, with full payment due April 1st

Checks can be made out to Tret Fure or Madison Songwriters Guild. Send checks to:
520 Meadow Green Ct , Monroe , WI 53566

Reservations can also be made with a credit card by going to: www.tomboygirl.com.
For more information, contact Tret at tretfure@gmail.com.