Songwriting with Tim Stafford
Thursday, February 21, 2019 9am to 4pm
Tim Stafford is a guitarist/singer/songwriter/ who performs with the band Blue Highway, which he helped found in 1994. A Grammy winner with Alison Krauss & Union Station, he was named IBMA Songwriter of the Year in 2014 and 2017. Tim has had over 250 songs cut. He is also the co-author of the critically-acclaimed book, Still Inside: The Tony Rice Story.
The course will be an immersive songwriting experience, focusing on craft and process as well as some business issues. We’ll write a song together using everything we learn about melody, rhythm, harmony, lyric and spirit, so students should be prepared to participate. Songwriting is one of the most subjective and fluid topics possible – – there are a lot of ways to make a good song and even more ideas about what makes one. We’ll examine successful songs by artists such as Hank Williams and ones that students particularly admire. We’ll also have lots of fun and hopefully acquire some skills along the way!
Skill levels – – all