A Calgary Folk Fest & National Music Centre Bootcamp Session
Donovan Woods - Lyrics and Melody Only
Tue · July 25, 2017 - Thu · July 27, 2017
Daily schedule: 10am - 1pm
Woods’s class will help you examine the power of lyrics and what makes them work: Why are good lyrics so good? Why are bad lyrics so bad!? You’ll gain a better understanding of what makes a song lyric work and feel satisfying.
Class level/requirements: A desire to write your own songs and an ability to play a few guitar chords or notes on another instrument. The focus will be 80% technique.
Bring: An instrument if you have one and some songs you’ve written that you’re comfortable performing in front of the workshop and one example of a song with lyrics they really love.http://calgaryfolkfest.ticketfly.com/event/1488181/
Woods weaves magic out of the most minimal of ingredients, delivering poignant, whispery vocals over spare guitar work to create haunting melodies and memorable musical vignettes. Woods’s reputation as a stellar songwriter is solid — his compositions enjoy vibrant lives beyond his own guitar and microphone and have been recorded by a bevy of artists, ranging from indie up-and-comers to bona fide stars like Tim McGraw, Charles Kelly, and Alan Doyle, and have also been featured in a number of television shows and major motion pictures. Still, there is no substitute for hearing the songs come from the man himself and hearing familiar songs from an artist with an intimate connection to them is a real treat.
850 4 Street SE.
Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5