We at Cedarsong believe in creating a safe space for the beauty within each of us to have a place to emerge. This world needs all the beauty we can create.
Crafting the Unforgettable Song
There may not be a magic formula for those songs which move us and remain forever etched in our memories, but there are things which most of these songs have in common - certain structural and thematic elements both lyrical and musical. You'll learn the Nashville Number System, and other tools to help your songwriting evolve. You'll receive tips and feedback that will help you hone your skills, and take your writing to the next level.
For the more experienced songwriter, we offer advanced courses that will help you break out of previous patterns, and challenge yourself to employ more advanced music theory in your melodies.
Some have said that to be a true songwriter, a song must spring forth from you whole and perfect, and that only a lucky few have this ability.
Lyric Writing Technique
In this course, we'll focus on those things particular to creating powerful words - favorite lyrical structures, words to try to avoid (never end a line, for example, with "orange"), and those elements of story-telling which transcend genre.
At Cedarsong we believe otherwise. We can teach you how to structure your poetry and music into a song that seems effortless once its completed. This is a skill that can be taught, and our award-winning instructors are eminently qualified to do just that.
The Art of Co-Writing
It's the Nashville way, and a great way to sharpen your skills and broaden your horizons no matter where you live. We'll tell you what you need to look for in a co-writer, and what to
avoid - and we may surprise you!
We invite you to take a chance and experience the transformative power of creating something beautiful in a warm and supportive environment. We know you'll come away more confident in your abilities, and renewed in your writing.
It's been said that people fear death less than getting on stage. Our teachers, and most people in the entertainment business, will tell you that the butterflies never totally go away. But there are ways to manage them, and things you can do which will optimize your performance, whether you're singing, dancing, or reading an essay.
Promoting your New Song
Just like almost any aspect of creating, you have to market your art. We'll give you tips based upon decades of experience for giving your song a chance to be heard. We will also teach you about licensing, and some of the music business basics you'll need to get started, or to take your music to the next level.
How to Score a Gig
Creating music is awesome! Getting paid to actually play it is the dream. We'll give you tips on finding the right kind of venues for your style, on finding out who you really need to talk to, and exactly what you need to make your submission stand out.
Our teachers will help you get the most our of your voice with tips on voice mechanics, understanding the breath, tone sculpting, phrasing, pitch, harmony and much more.