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Songwriting for Beginners-with Seth Hughes:

March 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Beckley Art Center
600 Johnstown Rd
WV 25801
Beckley Art Center
This workshop is sure to get your creative juices flowing! Become a musical genius with the help of Instructor, Seth Hughes.

About this Event

Course Description: 🎡

Students will learn basic songwriting techniques, including but not limited to, forming chord progressions and melodies, writing arpeggios, writing lyrics, instrumental solos, and finally arranging the song. Great for ages 13+!

The workshop will be held at our Studio Location:

328 Neville Street, Beckley, WV 25801

Class Schedule: ⏰

Saturdays: 12pm – 2pm

March 6 – Basics of scales in relation to chords, chord progressions, and melodies. Translating chords to arpeggios.

March 13 – Writing lyrics and transitions between parts of the song (verses, choruses, hooks, the bridge, etc.). Instrumental solos, an arrangement of the song, and additional instrumentation.

March 20 – Sharing of the songs with the group, fielding further questions, and recording live demos of the songs depending on the students’ wishes.

Required Materials: 🎸

  • Instruments
  • Provided Materials:
  • Notepads
  • Microphones for recording
  • Additional guitar picks
  • Additional cables for instruments
  • Power sources for electric instruments

Objectives: πŸ‘πŸ½

As a result of participating in this highly engaging workshop, you will:

  • Learn to take an idea from concept to finished draft
  • Feel confident in your songwriting ideas and creations
  • Have the creative motivation necessary for crafting songs
  • Meet and network with other musicians and supportive peers