Workshop: Lyric Writing with Chris Funk

Mon, February 1, 20214:00 PM - 5:30 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. We’ll also welcome professional songwriters for weekly Q&As about their own stories, techniques, and approaches. Non-musicians welcome – no songwriting experience is necessary for this workshop!

Meets Mondays and Weds 4-5:30pm | February 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17

  • 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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