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The Fundamentals of Songwriting

Get answers for your questions about chords, harmonies, arranging, lyrics, notation, songwriting.
Vocal Technique Studio will help you expand your skills and enhance your performances.

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ONGOING SATURDAY THEORY/SONGWRITING WORKSHOPS HAVE RETURNED! NOON to ONE PM
with Band Leader/Arranger, (former Professor), Dr. Jarrett, Ph.D.

These special workshops are combining Music Theory & Songwriting for small groups.
For more Details on Music Theory Click Here.
(Private or Group Session for Music Theory/Songwriting are also available.)
CALL OR EMAIL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SESSION(S)
Limit 5 Persons Per Workshop
Priced to be affordable - $20 per person per session. Limited to 5 people per hour workshop.
Email jjjazz@mac.com jj@vocalstudy.com

SONGWRITING
There are probably infinite ways to organize music into a song,
but how you structure yours can make the difference between getting your story across or not.
Even though styles differ considerably, they all model, or follow formal structures, that came before.
Classes are customized to the style and needs of the student.
Elements we discuss include
Harmonic Progressions,
Melodic Structure,
Intros and Endings, Bridges (Channels) and Interludes,
Hooks and Melodic structures.
The Songwriting sessions can help you
1) go from an idea for a song to creating it
2) work out your harmonic or chordal progression
3) develop the style and rhythm of the song
4) polish your lyrics and their message
5) develop your arrangement or instrumentation.



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WHY DID I START THE WORKSHOPS?

Music education has been consistently undercut for years. College courses can be expensive, time consuming & often geared only to music majors (mostly Classical). This workshop is for aspiring musicians of all kinds & levels, as well as music majors who may feel they didn’t learn enough, or informationrelevant to the style of music they prefer.

I was asked to teach a music theory course when I was adjunct at the university of Arizona a few years ago. As a former professor, I taught theory before many times. The students that summer had vastly different musical backgrounds, so I developed an approach to address each individual’s “gaps” while also covering the basic fundamentals. It class was fun, and the approach very effective.

The main objectives of this workshop are to help each participant apply what they learn in a
practical way, one that suits them as an individual. There are literally thousands of music theory books, but when someone is there to answer your questions, you can progress faster, easier and with more confidence.


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For information on Dr. Jarrett’s credentials for this workshop series,
please visit
The Teacher page here, or JaniceJarrett.com!