5-day music theory songwriting warm-up challenge

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  • @leepat 1 week

    Hey everyone,
    who wants to warm up for February and learn or brush up some music theory?
    I've got a 5-day music theory songwriting challenge in mind for next week.
    Theory experts are welcome too. We can use your wisdom. And there will be something for everyone.

    Flash FAQ:
    Why 5 days? So you can rest before the next challenge.
    Why music? Because no lyrics. One challenge at a time.
    Why theory? Because abstract ideas. No flow will be harm'ed. No previous knowledge required.
    Why songwriting? Because no music reading. Strictly for songwriters.
    Why challenge? Because theory is nothing without practice (but it can help enhance it).

    I'm thinking of doing this by email and in a dedicated Facebook group.
    If you're interested, shoot me an email: andthebygones@gmail.com


  • @roddy 1 week

    Sounds intriguing. I'll send you an email.

  • @leepat 1 week

    OK, people in the FAWM group on Facebook are interested, so we'll do this.

    Here's a tentative program for the week but feel free to tell me if you want to cover anything specific:

    Day 0 - Basics first - intervals and the major scale (absolute beginners)
    Day 1 - Chords first - use the 7 chords in a major key to write 3 progressions
    Day 2 - Melody first - types of notes and how to use them (to write 3 melodies)
    Day 3 - Groove first - counting to 3 and 4 and subdivision, make your own beat(s - 3 of them)
    Day 4 - Chorus first - structure and what it means for the musical elements of the previous days
    Day 5 - Finally a song - 3 principles to help you put everything together

    We'll use the FBK group One Minute Song for discussions and sharing if you want to join, but I'll send the core stuff by email, so don't forget to send me a quick message!

    Looking forward to meeting ya!

  • @sbs2018 1 week

    I’ll join ya’ll here - not FB.

  • @leepat 1 week

    @sbs2018 cool,
    just sent out Day 0. Feel free to ask any questions.

  • @madeline 6 days

    Just sent you an email @leepat.😀

  • @leepat 6 days

    @madeline got it.
    you're on!

  • @pcob1993  6 days

    I'd love to hear from you, anything to further the craft and art.
    thank you

  • @leepat 6 days

    @pcob1993 Thanks for the interest, just sent through Day 0 and Day 1.

    Day 1 is about writing your own chord progressions. Check it out here https://youtu.be/ON6hMTO28xo

  • @leepat 5 days

    and Day 2 - https://youtu.be/gVnKGJVzVek
    write 3 melodies

  • @sbs2018 5 days

    Nice videos! It’s mostly a review for me but the visual along with your side comments make it come alive.

  • @leepat 4 days

    Thanks Kathy @sbs2018
    Here's Day 3 - make your own beat (or three) - https://youtu.be/Uszk8darATI

  • @leepat 2 days

    and Day 4 - time to put everything together in a song

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