***Lyric-Writing Workshop with Robert Hoare***
These classes have been designed to help participants discover their own methods for writing lyrics. They will focus on the most important aspects of good lyric writing and some of the most common difficulties when writing.
In Session I special attention will be given to developing ideas, writing methods and song forms. Session I is an important prerequisite for the following sessions. Sessions III and IV are more advanced and during these sessions there will be in class exercises and writing assignments. In these sessions selected participant songs will also be discussed. Writing techniques and selected ‘masterpieces’ will be introduced and analysed throughout all four sessions.
*Session I* (Saturday May 26th, 12pm – 5pm)
Session I is an introduction to lyric writing. Topics will include the key elements of lyric writing, how to collect and organise ideas, common song forms and an introduction to figurative speech.
*Session II* (Saturday June 2nd, 12 pm – 5pm)
Session II focuses on creating lyrical coherence, plot development techniques
and using figurative speech.
*Session III and IV* (Saturday June 9th and Saturday June 16th, 12pm – 5pm)
The topics in Sessions III and IV focus on using rhyme and rhythm to create lyrical structure. There will be practical exercises, analysis and in-class assignments to help
understand how to effectively use these tools.
Sessions I & II: 75€
Sessions III & IV: 75€
Full Masterclass (Sessions I, II, III & IV): 120€ before May 14th; 150€ from May 15th.
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*ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR*
Rob Hoare is a graduate musician and lyricist (BFA Honours Music) from York University in Toronto. Over the last 20 years he has worked as a lyricist together with artists such as Rammstein, Rosenstolz, Elen, Sebastian Studnitzky, Till Broenner and Mark Murphy. He has been giving lyric-writing workshops in Europe since 2007 and has worked on over 45 albums. He currently works freelance and lives in Berlin.