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Song Clinic - Detailed Constructive Feedback On Your Original Songs!
Share your songs at any stage of development for extensive constructive feedback on the lyric, melody, harmony and structure. Generous time is allowed for each writer and discussions of the songs on this half day workshop. 'The feedback is spot on and is invaluable in developing the songs I have written' as a fellow songsmith wrote about this event. Check that the songs are communicating as intended and whether they can be improved to compare favourably with already successful songs. You do not have to be an expert performer - ideal for beginners and advanced writers alike to develop their craft and to practise performing too. You will receive encouragement in a safe and supportive environment as well as professional and informed constructive feedback on the lyric, melody, harmony and structure. Listening to your peers will also help to inform your own writing and many aspects of essential songcraft will be covered. Up to 2 Songs/lyrics can be performed/recited live or tracks can be played from MP3 or MP4. Lyrics can be displayed on screen via Word if you wish. Bring a USB stick with these formats as appropriate plus at least one hard copy of the lyric. Check the previous events ratings and comments (https://www.meetup.com/LondonSongwriters/events/241312874/) for how crucial songwriters have found these sessions in developing their songcraft: 'It's great to share a passion for songwriting and songs with others who care about the craft.' "A really well organized and superb system for gathering feedback - genuinely illuminating! Thoroughly enjoyed it." There is one place left on our week-long 2018 Spring Retreat and you can also register your interest for subsequent retreats here: London Songwriters 2018 Peak District Retreats - Register your Interest! (http://www.londonsongwriters.org/songwritingretreats/) AGENDA 12:45 - 1:00 Feedback guidance and sign-up for Songshare 1:00 - 2:50 Song Clinic Session 1 2:50 - 3:10 Break 3:10 - 5:00 Song Clinic Session 2 Please bring your instruments. A keyboard will be available at the venue. Please come with an open mind and be willing to encourage your fellow songwriters with constructive feedback based on the song and not necessarily the performance. We are all at different stages of our development as songwriters and this group has been created to support all of us. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY FOOD AND DRINK PURCHASED ON THE PREMISES CAN BE CONSUMED THERE!

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LONDON SONGWRITERS is a welcoming and supportive community of Songwriters, Lyricists, Composers, Singers, Instrumentalists and Producers from Beginners to Pros and in all genres.

Created in 2009 we have met every month over the last 9 years for Group Collaborations, Songshares with Feedback, Performance events and Industry Talks in Central London as well as week long Countryside Songwriting Retreats. Our mission is to improve our songcraft and support each other's music!

From the group and event comments: 'What a brilliant few hours spent sharing and writing and playing, thanks so much to everyone for a great day....!!!!'

The group has been established as an important part of the journey for hundreds of songsmiths, many of whom have gone on to garner record releases and TV/Radio airplay.

Recently we were interviewed on London Live TV News about our charity concerts and fundraising for Crisis At Christmas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_5SpcETHD8&t=2s

( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_5SpcETHD8&t=2s )

And the following is a selection of fully produced songs written at London Songwriters Collaboration workshops:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HvJBwRtH4s

Our Website URL is: http://www.LondonSongwriters.org/ (http://www.londonsongwriters.org/) and our

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