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Songwriting Expressions

Level: All

This workshop will discuss songs as expression, and as creative reflection of ourselves. We will address the two aspects of the process: the rush of creative flow, and then the editing portion. The class will be sensitive to student's interests, and will invite their input in steering the class appropriately.

Mary Gauthier and Darrell Scott Combined Class

"Darrell Scott and Mary Gauthier will join forces at Fur Peace Ranch to bring their shared vision on how to write honest songs from your deepest self.

Mary and Darrell will teach individual classes, and they will also teach classes together for this weekend's workshops. The shared classes will be inspirational, the individual classes more instructional, working with the students on their own songs.

Darrell and Mary's combined passion for songwriting has fired up and emboldened students to take the risks in their writing that translates into much improved songs and a deeper sense of connection with their self and their audience. The added advantage of the combined classes is that the students will form their own community, and become part of the greater Songfood Songwriter Community, a collection of Darrell's and Mary's students from all over the world that stay in touch thru the online social network Ning, trading new songs, co-writing, and encouraging each other. This will be a great weekend!"

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About Darrel Scott

Darrell Scott is a Grammy-nominated artist, an award-winning songwriter, and a first-call session guitarist, living and working (literally and figuratively) on the fringes of Nashville's Music Row. Darrell's tune "Hank Williams' Ghost" won Song of the Year at the Sixth Annual Americana Honors and Awards Show. The song appears on his 2006 release The Invisible Man, on Full Light Records. Scott occupies his own unique half-acre in that city's crowded musical landscape. In a town that's got pigeonholing down to an art, Darrell Scott stands out as a refreshingly mischievous artist. Born on a tobacco farm in the coal-mining center of London, Kentucky, by age 16, he was playing roadhouses in Southern California. In Nashville, Scott the instrumentalist gravitated toward the best, with singers like John Cowan, pickers like Sam Bush, and songwriters like Guy Clark employing his utilitarian string-slinging skills.

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