Have a song you want to sing? A story you want to tell? Through a series of musical games, exercises, songwriting workshops and the study of different elements of music, aspiring songwriters and singers put their ideas to music.
In a fun and practical way, campers are introduced to aspects of songwriting, like hooks, riffs, harmony, and rhythmic accompaniment, chorus-verse format, basic chord progressions, intros and outros, rhyming and storytelling – useful skills/review for even the more experienced song-writers.
Besides the tonne of musical games and other fun-in-the-park activities we do every week (including pizza-making in the park), campers will:
- build and compose on there own instruments (diddley bos or bucket basses)
- learn about composition and form, intros/outros, verses/choruses, hooks, accompaniment, etc.
- explore and recognize a variety of chord progressions
- write lyrics, compose and arrange their own songs
By the end of the week campers will have written and/or collaborated on the creation of original songs and arrangements. Kids who already have basic guitar chording are encouraged to bring their guitars. The week ends with a world premiere performances of our songwriter’s compositions!
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