Meet and greet and sharing songs.
Morning 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Every morning you wiill wake up to a delicious continental breakfast.
Some of the topics we might touch upon could be:
How to write an everyday story into an American folk song
How to write a song about what has meaning for me
How to authentically express emotions through sound, lyrics and music
How to craft a song so that it has commercial potential
How to produce a demo or acoustic recording of an original song
How to cowrite with other writers from pop, country, dance and world music backgrounds
How to sing, place the voice, set the key and fine tune the approach
How to critique pop and folk songs from a lyrical, musical and emotional standpoint
How to write lyrics that give the listener a memorable, tangible experience (show not tell)
How to work with melody and rhythm to communicate an idea
Focus is on creating authentic songs that will move your audience in the most powerful way.
The week will consist of partial co-writing and partial solo-writing, depending on number of the group and wishes.
After the exercises you will begin writing new songs.
12:30 p.m. A Fresh Homemade local Lunch.
After lunch you continue writing. Lucia and Andy will offer coaching and advice along the way if you wish.
At the end of the day, you will get valuable concrete feedback on your new song.
DINNER at 7:00 p.m. Delicious homemade Andalusian food made by our local cook including wine.
THE EVENINGS are free to enjoy a swim in the pool, take a stroll on the beach and play songs for each other. You will certainly do a lot of laughing, be moved by the music and be greatly inspired by your teachers as well as all your fellow songwriters.
Remember also to take a break during the day, whenever you and your collaborator need some sun, sea and time off.
Take a dip in our private swimming pool, relax in the garden or play a game of tennis on our own court.
After a good breakfast we depart for the airport.