The Popular Music History and Songwriting Group
The Popular Music History and Songwriting Group

The Popular Music History and Songwriting Group

The Popular Music History and Songwriting Group

This group has been in existence since 2016. Initially, the group met to develop practical songwriting skills but expanded the idea to include talks about British popular music songwriting in the 1960s as we celebrated 50 years of ‘The Summer of Love’.

In 2018 the group will continue to explore both of these strands with some practical sessions for skill development and further popular music history talks examining American popular music styles and their development in the 20th century – with particular emphasis on how this affected songwriting.

The only prerequisite for the practical sessions is a desire to be involved and to have a go! Remember: songwriting can be accomplished with just a voice as your instrument.

The group meets approximately once a month to 6 weeks.

The dates for the first meetings in 2018 are at 11.00 in Meeting room 1 on the 3rd floor of the Guildhall:

Monday January 15th – Practical session

Monday January 22nd – Popular music history talk

All are welcome to just turn up.

For more information, contact the organiser. Denis Reeve-Baker at: denis.reevebaker@gmail.com

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