Ages from 8 to 12. Write your song and record it in 2 days! Plus, take home your recorded song on USB and design your own CD sleeve!
WHAT : SONGWRITING WORKSHOP - SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM FOR AGES 8 - 12.
WHEN : FRIDAY THE 7TH TO SATURDAY THE 8TH OF APRIL 2017.
TIME : 10 AM TILL 4 PM OVER 2 DAYS
WHERE : @ THEHARPLAB 40 ALTONA STREET HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS VICTORIA 3018
Songwriting, recording, pre-production and post production, album sleeve design and CD production. Prepare with ideas and inspiration. Bring an instrument if you like. Practice singing if you sing.
About This Class
- This class takes place over two consecutive days from 10 am to 4 pm
What You Will Learn
- Write your own lyrics/melody/harmony and choose instrumentation
- Bounce and burn their creation onto disk and create album cover art
- Basic recording, sound production using Logic or Ableton Live
What You Get
- A quality recording of your song on CD and digital version with your choice of album art.
- An amazing recording studio experience!
Day 1 will start with by brainstorming a song topic as a group. Workshop attendees will be capped at 4 kids so that each child will have an opportunity to offer their suggestions and also work as a musical team.
Morning tea to rest our creative minds.
A simple pop song structure will be established lyrically. We will discuss the different ways in which a song can be constructed and we will decide on the best option for the lyrics we have.
We will now look at adding the musical content to the words. Each child will choose an instrumental part between drums, bass, lead instrument and vocals. The instruments may be looped samples to be chosen by and manipulated digitally by the students or in cases where students play an instrument or sing, we will record these parts live.
Its a wrap at 4 pm! Go home and rest for the day ahead
Once the instrumental and vocal parts are laid down we will begin post production where the children will choose the best parts of all the recordings and we will add effects and production to our song. There are many post production techniques that can enhance a track. We will investigate the options and learn the tricks and methods used by the stars.
Finally we will use a Canva and Avery CD labeling software to create our sleeve art and burn the track to the disk and usb.