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Join us at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery to learn about the art of songwriting from Winnipeg’s Madeleine Roger, folk/roots singer-songwriter and storyteller. This workshop will explore the ins and outs of creating a meaningful song from the ground up. Topic covered will include song structures, “the hook”, building melody, and using rhymes, metaphors, character, personal experiences, and imagery to tell a story. We will also briefly cover the foundations of how to release and share your songs to new audiences.
The ability to play some chords on an instrument is helpful but not mandatory – all experience levels are welcome. Bring your instrument of choice, ideas and partially written songs, and/or a notebook, pencil & pen.
1st hour: Welcome and introductions, songwriting theory overview, group brainstorming.
2nd hour: Individual brainstorming, guided writing time, one-on-one input.
3rd hour: “Get your songs out there” overview, song-sharing circle (for those who are interested), Q&A.
Workshop runs 5-8 pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.
Cost is $40/spot for valid MAG members, $50/spot non-members; non-refundable. For ages 18+. Register below.
*Must hold a valid MAG Membership in order to receive the member rate. Become a MAG member to receive member pricing!
About Madeleine – see & hear more at www.madeleineroger.com/
Madeleine Roger is a folk singer-songwriter from Winnipeg, Canada. While accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, it is her artistry as a songwriter that can silence a room, uniting her magnetic voice with vivid lyricism and a maturity beyond her years. A former thespian and a lifelong traveler, she is prone to absorbing stories and questioning the way that things are, creating songs with imaginative melodies and honesty that bares truths about being alive.
Madeleine co-produced and co-engineered her debut album Cottonwood (out Oct. 26) with Lloyd Peterson (The Wailin’ Jenny’s, The Weakerthans, James Keelaghan) at Paintbox Recording in Winnipeg, earning them a nomication at the upcoming WCMAs for “Producer Of The Year”. The album was proudly made with gender parity – half of the producing, audio engineering, musicians, and other artists identify as female. Written from Madeleine’s home in Winnipeg MB, and in a woodstove-heated cabin that her great-grandparents built in the Manitoba backwoods, Cottonwood combines the elegant storytelling of folk traditions with the grounded vibe of roots music. The album portrays her intuitive creativity; reflections on femininity and equality, the majesty of the wilderness, and the beautiful awkwardness of trying to love another person. It quickly reached the No. 1 spot on the Canadian folk/roots/blues charts, garnering acclaim for its exceptional songwriting, stunning vocals, and meticulous instrumentation.
|July 10, 2019||5:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery