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Henderson, Forbes to help aspiring songwriters

Two B.C. music icons will help aspiring songwriters learn how to craft powerful, memorable tunes at a workshop in the new year.

Two B.C. music icons will help aspiring songwriters learn how to craft powerful, memorable tunes at a workshop in the new year.

Bill Henderson and Roy Forbes will lead the songwriting workshop at the George Ryga Centre in April, but the submission deadline is Dec. 31.

Henderson said the submissions do not need to be professional recordings since the melody, chords and lyrics are more important.

“We’re not looking for a grand production of the demo,” he said. “What we’re focusing on is songwriting.”

He said a good song will work by itself, without requiring special arrangements and polished production.

“The whole thing is built around the song. If you don’t have the song, it’s not going to work,” he said.

While there are techniques in writing a good song, Henderson said there is also a point where inspiration takes over.

“When inspiration comes, you don’t treat it heavy-handed,” he said. “You have to let it happen.”

Those interested in participating in the songwriting workshop should submit a tape or CD with no more than two songs, two sets of typewritten lyrics and a $30 submission fee payable to the George Ryga Centre to Henderson/Forbes Songwriters Workshop, C/O Ken Smedley, Box 323, Armstrong, B.C. V0E 1B0.

 

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