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Martin Swinger: PROGRAMS

Songwriting Coach

As a songwriting coach, Martin can help you:

Choose universal subjects and instill them with personal meaning, color, detail, and life.    

Expand a subject idea to its fullest potential.  ­­

Build a song structure that carries and communicates your story to its fullest advantage.

Develop lyric expression with attention to robust language, easy elocution, and sensual connectivity.

Explore the role prosody plays in developing melody, meter, tempo, chord changes, key and vocal placement.

Learn to employ songwriting filters to streamline the lyrics: (prepositions, pronouns, red herrings, clichés)

Create songs with purpose, intention, reason, and goals.

Harness your songs to showcase your individual performance talents.

Facilitate school and community songwriting projects by scaffolding skill sets and offering models.

Determine what, how and when to ‘borrow’ from other artists to increase the value of your lyrics.

Gather stimulating and relevant information you’ll need to create a personalized song for private clients or public events.

Write, re-write, free write, assemble, disassemble, reassemble and create memorable and imaginative songs that people want to listen to!

$25 Half Hour / $60 3 half-hour sessions