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Songwriting - Set and Critique

  • Feb 8, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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I would be willing to host a very small group, where each person could present a set of original songs, which the rest of the group would critique. Suggestions could include ideas for harmony, bridges, lyrics, etc.  This would be primarily for beginning songwriters.

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  • Lorrie J.

    I said below that I'd be willing to 'hose' one in Brighton, well,maybe that, too, but would HOST one as well!! :-)

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Lorrie J.

    when is the next songwriting meet up and where?

    February 15, 2013

    • Lorrie J.

      I'm also willing to hose one in Brighton -

      1 · March 9, 2013

    • Pit B.

      If there was interested in the Loveland area it would be my treat to host in our "Subterranean Sound Works" studio.

      1 · March 10, 2013

  • Pit B.

    Laura, Valerie, Mark, John: I have recorded the song I had played for you. If you are interested you can find it here: http://pit.burkhardt.com/subterraneansoundworks/straightahead.html

    March 9, 2013

    • Jack L.

      Loved your video Pitt, nice work!

      March 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great job!

      March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Laura for being such a fun and gracious host! I was moved by the love and passion of people's songs and delightfully stunned to hear Mark's great voice and Pit and Mark's virtuoso guitar work. What a treat! Thank you!

    1 · February 9, 2013

    • Pit B.

      Hi Valerie, just wanted you to know that your bridge is still stuck in my head "I can't change other people..." I find myself humming it... :)

      February 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for letting me know, Pit! I guess I've got a hook line there, ya hoo! ; ) I was left with how much heart and caring your songs express, seems like you are very conscious and caring with your loved ones. Beautiful guitar work. Looking forward to seeing you in the next song circle.

      February 17, 2013

  • Mark P.

    I had a great time! Lot's of great, heartfelt songs and very supportive and helpful suggestions. I left all inspired to write some better lyrics!

    February 10, 2013

    • Jack L.

      I thought that I would share a fun idea that I had after our songwriter meeting. I think that I mentioned there that only a few weeks earier, I had forgotten how to play a really beautiful song that I had just written weeks before. Well this week when a new one was coming on I simply used my iPhone to video me playing each part. Now I can hear and see what I was doing! Problem solved.

      February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Laura, I know this is last minute, but I'd still like to go if you think you have room for one more. If I'm not mistaken, I'm first on the waitlist. I understand either way. I'm very new to songwriting and would love some feedback as well as practice in front of a small group.

    February 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Come along...we will probably have the time.

      February 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Laura, Thanks for getting back to me. I had what should have been a very brief errand and I was delayed quite a while, but I hope to be along next time!

      February 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Worthwhile and fun.

    1 · February 8, 2013

  • Jack L.

    What an enjoyable time. Thank you all for sharing your creativity and love of music.

    February 8, 2013

  • Cathy K.

    Hi Laura,
    A comment on this posting ~ It looks like you MAY want to set an attendee-number limit on the group rsvps, as you said you wanted a small group. Wasn't sure if you had done that, because it looks like there is no limit on it at the moment. (Just open the Edit (pencil icon), and I think you can find the attendee limit portion to edit and set to whatever you want it to be. I always leave the default--automatic waitlist feature on too, so that the system takes care of that.

    If you need to do that, and need help with that, just shoot me an email. Thanks!
    Cathy

    February 1, 2013

    • Cathy K.

      I went ahead and set the Limit to 8 people ~ since there were already 8 people signed up, and then I set it to do an "automatic waitlist." BUT, if you want to increase the limit or change it at all, and still cannot do it -- just let me know and I'll set it to whatever you want it to be.

      February 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I tried to write back, but MeetUp wouldn't accept my message. I do not see the pencil icon. All I see is Cancel, Print Ticket, and Export. Thank you for setting the limit to 8 people. I think that is fine for this.

      February 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It would be great if you can bring 8 copies of your song, then folks could make notations and give them back to you. It would also be great to see the lyrics. This is just an idea for those to whom it appeals.... certainly not required ; )

    February 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree. We did that in the Fiction Writer's and it helps a whole lot. Nice to have something in writing.

      February 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have a printer that can function as a copier, if you don't have access to a printer or photocopier.

      February 8, 2013

  • Jon P.

    Depends on time and date

    February 8, 2013

  • Pit B.

    Looking forward to meeting other musicians....

    February 7, 2013

  • Teressa

    My band rehearses Friday nights. But we'd like to have people stop by our studio and listen and give critique.

    February 7, 2013

  • Jack L.

    Hi Valerie, I checked with my incoming guest and got the ok to let her rest that evening so that I can come. I look forward to seeing you there.

    February 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Ward and Jack, you left messages saying you can't make it after all? If that is the case, then please change your RSVP to "no" so folks on the wait list can get in.
    Thanks!

    February 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds awesome! I can't make this night, but I'll be looking for the next one!

    February 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I RSVPed yes, but I have a work conflict that evening. Thanks, maybe next time.

    February 1, 2013

  • Jack L.

    I love the idea for this meeting and would like to attend, but I have an out of town guest arriving that day. Maybe next time.

    January 30, 2013

  • Teresa

    I RSVP'd yes as I like the idea, but it really depends on the date as I travel a lot for work.

    January 27, 2013

    • meghan

      I have a work dinner on Feb 8th so I can't go and Boulder is a bit far for me so I may try hosting one in Lakewood.

      January 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Meghan, Tuesday evening would be best. I'm at Swallow Hill for a lesson at 5, and usually done by 5:30-6. I'm also free most Thursdays after 6. Weekends depend on which weekend of the month. 2nd & 4th are more available.

      January 30, 2013

  • Teressa

    I'd love to do my first co-writing. My band is recording some of my originals now.

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location for this Meetup

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Friday, February 08, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    January 28, 2013

  • Teresa

    Already booked on that date. Have fun!

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Boulder, near Baseline and 55th. My living room is large enough to hold quite a few people, but I envision this as a rather smaller gathering. I do not have any sound amplification equipment. I have two cats (so not good for people with allergies). I am a substitute teacher, and I am pretty exhausted at the end of each school day, and I have to get up really early (5:00 am), so I am looking at a Friday evening or a weekend.

    January 27, 2013

  • Jon P.

    Depends on time and date

    January 27, 2013

  • Lorrie J.

    I might be interested - but depends upon time, date, location, etc. as well. I drive from Brighton to Golden every day so not crazy about driving long distances on the weekends, etc.

    January 27, 2013

  • Mark P.

    Sounds great! I would be willing to host. I'm in east Denver (near Rose hospital) though.

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not sure if rsvp is the right thing to do w/o date or location, but I'm very interested in tis. have tried setting up songwriting collaborations before

    January 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great idea. I have some songs. Attendance depends on time, date, & location.

    January 27, 2013

  • Terry S

    This is a great idea! I might not be able to attend, but I know from my experience how much it helps in developing songwriting skills to have peers review what you have got in a friendly supportive environment. Thanks, Laura!

    January 27, 2013

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