SONGWRITERS ROUNDTABLE (May)

Join us for a songwriters roundtable, where members critique and provide feedback on each other's songs.

The roundtable will be hosted by singer-songwriter Phil Emery at The Central, a Toronto hot spot for musicians, artists and poets in the Bloor / Bathurst area of downtown Toronto, right next to Honest Ed's in the heart of Mirvish Village.

The Central is graciously giving our group the main floor to hold our roundtable.

 

THE ROUNDTABLE

The roundtable is intended to provide a friendly and constructive environment to allow members to get feedback on their songwriting. All musical genres are welcome, including pop, rock, hip hop, country, folk, instrumental, ethnic, jazz, blues, funk, R&B, experimental, spoken word, and any others.

Members who don't have a song for group critique are still encouraged to attend. The more feedback, the better! This will also be a great opportunity for members to get to know each other.

 

HOW IT WORKS

Members will be randomly selected to present their song, which is then followed by discussion and constructive feedback from the group.  Each song will receive 10 to 12 minutes for presentation and critique.  If any members' songs do not get heard, they will be given priority during the group's next roundtable event.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Bring one pre-recorded song, or bring a guitar to perform it live for the group.  A laptop, mixer and speaker are provided so you may bring your recording on a portable player (e.g. iPod), a CD, or USB stick. For portable players, anything with a standard headphone jack (1/8") is OK.

A TECHNICAL NOTE: For members bringing a pre-recorded song, please ensure it is a MONO MIX, as there may be only one speaker available in the room.  Please contact the event host if you have a question about this.

SONG PROTECTION: To protect your song, it's recommended you record and copyright it before the session. You can easily do this by sending the song in a sealed envelope to yourself via registered mail. When you receive the envelope, don't open it or the proof of copyright will be negated!

 

DETAILS

WHEN: Sunday, May 26, 2013

ROUNDTABLE: 1 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: The Central, 603 Markham Street (about one and a half blocks southwest of the Bathurst station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line)

The roundtable will be on the main floor.

EVENT PRICE: No admission fee, but please order a drink and/or a meal to support the venue

 

ABOUT THE CENTRAL

The Central offers a wide selection of inexpensive food items. There is no cover charge, but, if you can, please support The Central by ordering something to eat and drink. MENU.

PARKING: Metered parking is available on Bloor, Bathurst and Markham Streets. A city parking lot is located just north of Bloor on Markham Street. A private lot is located on Lennox Street.

 

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  • Kathleen Ryan

    Good feedback. It really me think of form and craft of song writing, and this is where I need to develop as a songwriter. Thanks for the suggestions..!!

    May 27, 2013

  • Danica Crouch

    I can't make it today! Hopefully next time :)

    May 26, 2013

  • Rob Kingston

    Regrettably I won't be able to attend today - have a good one!

    May 26, 2013

  • Kathleen Ryan

    Looking forward to it!

    May 23, 2013

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