Donovan Woods - Lyrics and Melody Only

A Calgary Folk Fest & National Music Centre Bootcamp Session

Donovan Woods - Lyrics and Melody Only

Tue · July 25, 2017 - Thu · July 27, 2017

10:00 am

Studio Bell

Calgary, AB

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.

Donovan Woods
Donovan Woods
The palette of folk and roots music is a broad one, but when you boil it down to its essence — beautiful songs built on strong, lyrical stories — there are few artists who better personify that current folk tradition than Toronto’s Donovan Woods.
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 and also featured in a number of television shows and major motion pictures.
Venue Information:
Studio Bell
850 4 Street SE.
Calgary, AB, T2G 0X5
http://www.nmc.ca/