Songwriting Games for Individuals

  • August 12, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Hosts will lead 1-2 games to spur your creativity. Games are based on exercises learned through participating in February Album Writing Month. Everyone will work individually during the games/exercises but come together after each game to share what they have created.

Bring your instrument and a notebook for sketching out your ideas.

Experience level: You are comfortable writing lyrics and composing music on your own.

Note: There is one piano available in the living room.  It will be reserved for the first person who RSVPs and requests use.

Also, if you would like, bring a snack to share.

Feel free to message either host if you have any questions.

PLEASE SHOW UP IF YOU SAY YOUR GONNA!  There might be a wait list and it is sad to waste a spot.

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  • J.R. R.

    Wonderful hostesses. And wonderful folks who attended . Jean invited me and am glad I went! A fun workshop with games and tricks to inspire songwriting. Definitely recommend for those looking to get their creative juices flowing. Looking forward to another one in the future! Thanks again Jean and Elsa:)

    August 14, 2013

  • Stephanie F.

    Elsa's events are always well worth attending.

    August 13, 2013

  • Griffin

    Nearly perfect. However, I am just a wee bit disappointed that I was unable to finish my song as well as I would have liked. The gathering was a rousing success though and I think everyone enjoyed it. As usual, the amount of talent was impressive.

    August 13, 2013

    • jean

      you did a GREAT job, Griffin. given the time constraints, I think we all did!!

      August 13, 2013

  • jean

    Great time with all of you last night!! Thanks so much for your great ideas, execution of words, and warm spirit. If any of you hone the song to a place where you'd like to share it (youtube or Mp3) we'd love to hear it! Hey, here's the kickstarter I mentioned, share this link as you wish! http://kck.st/13dbNdQ
    Til next time.... :) jean

    August 13, 2013

  • Steve C.

    Sadly, I need to cancel out of this meeting too - hope to join in on next "games" meeting.

    August 7, 2013

    • jean

      We'll miss you Steve! Hope to see you soon. :)

      August 9, 2013

  • J.R. R.

    Looking forward to this! Thx for the invite, Jean:)

    August 8, 2013

    • jean

      Yay, JR! excited to finally meet in person. :)

      August 9, 2013

  • jean

    Looking forward to seeing you all on Monday. (Those who are on the list!) And to you on waiting list....This is clearly a popular event, so perhaps we'll add another date before too long... Elsa and I will talk about it.
    The need for maxing out at 10 makes it easier to get more songs out given the length of session. If anyone has a good home-space (for 8-10 to go off to separate rooms -ie bedrooms, den, kitchen w door, clean bathroom....basement...deck...giant closet with room to move...etc) during the sound-sensitive, "go off alone and play with the words now in your musical arsenal" phase of the game, please Get in touch. Perhaps we can start to expand our offerings. (Other possible game leaders or just space provided with us coming to your place.) once you attend one of these, you'll see how fun it is, and really low key.
    Send us a note.

    August 9, 2013

  • Flemming B.

    I'll be playing at Junction City Scandinavian festival this weekend but would love to come on Monday. Please send address.

    August 9, 2013

  • Elsa

    I just emailed the event address to everyone on both the attending and wait list. Please check your e-mail for a message titled "Songwriting Games - Address and Info" or "Songwriting Games - Currently on wait list". Again, sorry for the delay in sending this out, I was on vacation.

    August 8, 2013

  • Ann Gates F.

    I won't be able to make it :-(

    August 8, 2013

    • Elsa

      Thanks for letting us know. I changed your RSVP for you. In the future, it would be helpful if you could change your own RSVP to No. This way it will move someone up off the wait list.

      1 · August 8, 2013

  • Stephanie F.

    Will need a street address. The directions show up as longitude and lattitude coordinates at google maps when I click on "directions". Gracias!

    August 7, 2013

    • Elsa

      I'm sorry for the delay in sending out the address. I was on vacation. I'm back and I will send it out shortly.

      August 8, 2013

  • J.R. R.

    P.S. Please consider this my RSVP and forward the address pretty please with sugar on top! Thx.

    August 8, 2013

  • Stephanie F.

    Hi Elsa,

    August 7, 2013

  • Stephanie F.

    Hi Elsa,

    August 7, 2013

  • Griffin

    As I see no requests as of yet for the piano, then I would love to use it.

    August 7, 2013

  • Audrey

    Well tftka, you may be in luck. I've been called into a rehearsal Monday night that I didn't think I would have so.....I've sadly got to bow out. Mondays are often bad for me but I thought I had this one open. NOT. See you all another time. I love this idea and hope to make the next one.

    August 7, 2013

  • Lorien

    Sorry to cancel.

    August 6, 2013

  • jean

    Hey, this is GREAT to see we're maxed out! I know some of you, and very excited to spend some fun songwriting games time with you! Please update if you are unable to attend, as we have a waiting list.

    YAY!! Elsa and I will see you in a couple weeks! jean

    July 19, 2013

  • jean

    Hi everyone! Looking forward to meeting some new folks at the songwriter games! If you RSVP YES, and find you cannot make it, please change your reply. Last time, we had several folks on the waiting list for this popular event. :) jean

    July 14, 2013

    • J.R. R.

      Thanks for introducing me to this group. Looking forward to meeting up! Thanks again:)

      July 19, 2013

    • jean

      Hey JR! So glad you are in SiS, if not at this upcoming event. Watch for cancellations. xo jean

      July 19, 2013

  • Tim M.

    Looking forward to it!

    July 15, 2013

  • Alison P.

    Sorry, i realized iI have a previous engagement. Hopefully next time....

    July 15, 2013

  • Griffin

    I've attended before and loved it. If we end up with a big waiting list again, perhaps I will bow out to let someone else in. We'll see. Until otherwise noted, I intend to attend.

    July 15, 2013

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