We have just received a class description from Jimmie Dale Gilmore for his Songwriting workshop that we would like to share with you . . .
April 07-10, 2017 Songwriting with Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Finding fresh, meaningful material is a never-ending quest for musicians and poets. Conducting songwriting workshops for many years at the Omega Institute in upstate New York, Esalen in California and a number of other venues has given me some insight into this process and the many, many forms it can take. I have learned that creative inspiration is always abundant if one’s mind is open and flexible. We will examine approaches to accessing this inspiration as well as methods for cultivating and utilizing it.
This method is a departure from the more “nuts and bolts” approach, but we will also give the craft aspect of songwriting its due. The old adage “ten percent inspiration and ninety percent perspiration” is probably right on. But that ten percent is assuredly worth some thoughtful exploration.
Bill Kirchen and Jorma Kaukonen are also teaching that weekend . . . both will be teaching Electric Guitar workshops . . . Bill will be teaching “The Guitar of Bill Kirchen: Where Country Meets Blues” and Jorma will be teaching his mind-bending psychedelic guitar techniques of the mid-60s and beyond.
There are a few seats remaining in each of these workshops. Remember, your tuition also includes lodging, meals, and a ticket to the sold out performance by Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Bill Kirchen!
You may sign up for these workshops (and more) at http://www.furpeaceranch.com/application.