Youth in Music Session 2

Date: Tue 4 August at 7pm (Duration: 1 hour)

Songwriting (Part 1)

This session is a four-part series bundled into a playlist. Click the “playlist” button in the top right of the video window to view all parts in this session.
James Stewart-Rattray, Fiona Boyes and Tara Coates provide their insights into the fundamentals and personal approaches to songwriting.

Topics covered will include:

  • How to start a song: themes, title, melody, rhythm, chords, instrumentation (guitar or piano)
  • Tell a story to engage your listener
  • Song structure; verse, chorus, middle – how to differentiate the parts to build tension and emotion