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Beacon Hill Song Critique

  • Apr 14, 2013 · 3:00 PM
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Have you been humming little songs to yourself? Perhaps scribbling bits of verses and choruses on napkins? Or are you playing and performing songs, but wondering if they could be a little better? Maybe you just need help trying to work the word "prehensile" into your song lyrics?


Our format is to sing or play songs (or song ideas) you want feedback on. If you can bring 5 or 6 printouts with lyrics and/or chords for your song, that would be great. A piano is available.


For more information, contact [masked] or call Paul at [masked]-3622.

NOTE: The Beacon Hill Songwriters Circle will NOT happen in the months of June, July and August. We will resume our regular second Sunday schedule in September.

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  • Damien

    I think this is the best format - bring a song and get instant feedback on it from other songwriters. Jack is the much-needed Simon Cowell of the group. I thought I had written a raw masterpiece, but Jack rightfully pointed out that my rhyming pattern had changed after the first two verses.

    So I went home and re-wrote the first verse of 'Yesterday's Free':

    Got the word just today,
    That you're going away,
    Took the shotgun off the wall,
    Gonna pay you a call.

    But I must say I felt really stupid after I left becoz I had left an empty beer can on Betty Jeans table which was not cool at all.

    April 17, 2013

  • Benjamin Bruce Z.

    Thanks guys for your thoughts. It was great to hear everyone's songs. I know Jack isn't on here, but I definitely appreciate him not holding back, if someone wants to forward that along. I'll definitely try to swing by in the time ahead.

    1 · April 16, 2013

    • Paul

      I will pass that along to Jack, he did "express himself fully" but you took it in the manner he intended (as constructive criticism) and we'd be happy to see you again in May (and again in September when we start up again)..

      1 · April 16, 2013

    • Joseph

      We should still do one in June July August. Summer is a great time with alot of daylight for meeting and working on music, I will keep in mind the possibility to host a critique in Kenmore at my house

      April 16, 2013

  • Joseph

    This was an incredible new experience that benefited me in more ways than one. I enjoyed hearing each songwriter uniquely and look forward to sharing my music next time and getting feedback.

    April 15, 2013

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