Saturday, March 18, 2017

Magical Saturday

We had not WIFI at the Alabama Folk School so here is the post from last night.

Jilda and I were invited to attend a workshop at the Alabama Folk School this weekend. The events included a Songwriter workshop and a beginning Blacksmith workshop.  Rooms were included at a beautiful rustic lodge. Had it been a little cooler, we would have built a fire in the fireplace.

Today (Saturday) after a day of seminars on how to improve your song structure, the group of 11 songwriters along with two instructors, collaborated on a song. Together we wrote the chorus and one verse so that everyone would know the structure and melody. Then we all split up into groups to write individual verses.

Normally, Jilda and I co-write with others, but the instructor thought it would be a good idea for us to work with other people.  Neither of the two people in my group had ever co-written before. It's an interesting exercise that requires a few ground rules, some trust, and an open mind. It was fun, and the instructor recorded the music, and each team sang their verse. 

The end result may be a little wonky, but the exercise was a good one for teambuilding.

I'm not sure if I can send this out tonight because I can't seem to get a WiFi signal. If not, I'll send it out when I get home.

I hope your Saturday has been as interesting.  


6 comments:

  1. I am so very happy for you and Jilda.

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  2. What a great way to spend the day. Love the view!

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  3. Your workshop sounds like fun!!

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  4. Those workshops are good for learning experience... it sounds like you two had a good time xox <3

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  5. I can't imagine writing a song. But it would feel glorious I'm sure.

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  6. Sounds like so much fun! Love the image!

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