Learn how to write a catchy tune that will stick in people’s heads and record your new song for others to enjoy! This fun and funky course will teach you everything you need to know to craft a memorable pop song…
The course will explore song structure and how harmony and melody coexist to support the idea behind a lyric. You’ll learn basic lyrical conventions: metaphor, rhyme, assonance, oxymoron etc and will write a song over a day to share at the end of the workshop.
Students will learn how to collaboration and write in a group and an analysis of popular songs will show you how to borrow ideas from popular songs we all like to craft something new.
You’ll have the opportunity to workshop songs that you may have already written and you’ll also have the opportunity to record your new song!
A songwriter from a young age, tutor Brayden Jeffrey has written and performed for bands, theatre and television. His skills include vocals, playing piano and guitar, musical direction, composition, arrangement and audio engineering.
He majored in Popular Music at Auckland University, has scored for many short films, including 'Anatomically Correct', 'Bars & Tone', 'The Clearing', and 'The Sapphire Vase' and wrote the music and lyrics to musicals 'The Golden Days: A Zombie Romp' and 'Schlunted: An Original Musical'.
Ham or vegetarian lunchboxes ($10 per day) can be ordered when you pay for the course or pre-ordered each morning.
1 x ham or vegetarian roll sandwich (includes salad, cheese and spreads)
1 x piece of fruit
1 x pack of chips
1 x piece of brownie
1 x Charlie’s juice pouch