Workshop: Lyric Writing with Chris Funk

Tue, May 4, 20215:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Bodecker Foundation
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Why are some lyrics more evocative and memorable than others? What does the interplay between lyrics and melody sound like in the very best songs? In this workshop, we’ll unpack the secrets of great lyric writing using techniques like sense-bound writing and writing from multiple perspectives in order to develop a daily writing practice. We’ll also welcome professional songwriters for weekly Q&As about their own stories, techniques, and approaches. Non-musicians are welcome- no songwriting experience is necessary for this workshop. Note: you will be expected to do 10-minute daily writing/journaling assignments Tuesday-Friday and complete end-of-week assignments which are due the following Monday. Assignments are designed with specific goals in mind and the lengths are important.

Meets Tues and Thurs 5-6:30pm | May 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27

  • Chris Funk

    Chris Funk is best known as the multi-instrumentalist and a founding member of indie rock band The Decemberists. He is a three-time GRAMMY nominated artist who has also found much success as a music producer, composer, and studio musician lending his musical acumen to such bands as The Shins, Portugal. The Man, Laura Veirs, and more. Chris has also produced records for Stephen Malkmus, Red Fang, Ben Miller, Langhorne Slim, Sallie Ford, Rhett Miller, Kyle Craft, The Builders and The Butchers, and Y La Bamba.


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