A creative and engaging programme for adult singer-songwriters to learn the craft of writing, structuring and performing memorable songs...
The course will explore song and chord structure and how harmony and melody coexist to support the idea behind a lyric. You’ll learn basic lyrical conventions such as metaphor, rhyme, assonance, oxymorons etc and will work on creating your own songs over the programme.
You’ll also learn new singing techniques that explore how your individual voice works and how to shape a song to express yourself.
The course will also explore what's involved performance and live recording.
Feel free to bring your own instruments.
A singer and 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'.