PETER CASE’S SF SONGWRITER’S WORKSHOP
For the first time ever, Peter Case is bringing the songwriter’s workshop he founded at the world-famous McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica directly to Bay Area musicians in San Francisco for six weeks beginning January 12. Case is a three-time Grammy-nominated, performing singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer who brings 25 years of songwriting experience to this exciting and popular workshop. Beginning with an exploration of the craft involved in the classic songs of Dylan and the Beatles, to songs of the present day, we learn techniques for producing ideas, exercises for improving the vividness and power of our songs, and many tricks of the trade. Topics include song structure, bridges, guitar tunings as a compositional tool, and breaking through “writer’s block.” Every week there is a songwriting assignment designed to integrate what you’ve learned in class with your own ideas and inspiration. The workshop is an encouraging, friendly, and at times humorous environment. People are invited to bring their acoustic guitar (or other portable instrument), a notebook and pen, and you will be encouraged to play the week’s assigned song in the workshop (though performance is not mandatory).
The workshop convenes from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, January 12 —February 23 (6 sessions). Cost is $300. The class is limited to 12 students and pre-enrollment is highly recommended. For further information as well as directions to the mid-city location, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.