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"You can learn more, and more quickly from other people's missteps than from their successes." - Ann Patchett, The Getaway Car: A Practical Memoir About Writing and Life.
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August Feedback. You are exceeding our expectations with the growth in your writing skills. Our mentors all agree that consistent effort is the key. You do this by showing up for yourselves, taking advantage of coaching, private mentoring, and group feedback courses. Then when your songs are ready, putting them out there in the world by sending them to pitch opportunities. Speaking of putting them out there...
In Honor of the 2021 Olympics we're looking for original Empowering Anthem-Style Songs or Tracks for the August SongU Playlist! Submit your best songs that are empowering, positive, come-back-from-defeat, big chorus anthem-style songs to Fast Track Pitch #1955. See complete details and important submission guidelines on the pitch opportunities page.
Updated FDBK Registration Policy. You will now be able to go above the 2 Active FDBK course quota if there is still an open spot 24 hours before the class starts. So, keep checking the Live Course schedule in case someone cancels during the week and a seat opens up. To all, PLEASE, if you have already registered for a course, but you are not going to be able to attend and do not have a song and note loaded in your backpack, be respectful of your mentors and fellow songwriters by deleting the course from your Active courses page so someone else can fill the seat. Thank you.
A Reminder to Our International Members. All "live" instructor-led sessions and feedback (FDBK) workshops meet at a specific time and are recorded so you can watch and listen to it at a more convenient hour. Keep an eye out for special GMT-friendly meetings (between 1-3pm EST) during the week and on Saturdays each month for meetings that may fit your schedule. However, if you can not be present at a FDBK session due to a time-zone challenge, you can register to attend the session anyway. Just be sure to add your work-tape and/or lyric to your backpack and a note to the instructor for feedback on the recorded transcript.
UPCOMING INSTRUCTOR-LED COURSES
Registration for song feedback and mentoring courses (FDBK) begins one-week prior to course time starting at 10:00 am ET. Limit 5 participants per session.
Wed Aug 04, 2021 08:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 330 Song Production Feedback for Film-TV-Media with Queenie Mullinix
Thu Aug 05, 2021 01:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 210 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Lisa Palas
Sat Aug 07, 2021 01:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 205 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Alan Roy Scott
Mon Aug 09, 2021 08:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 215 Christian Songwriters Feedback and Mentoring with Dallas Gregory
Tue Aug 10, 2021 08:00 PM (ET)
FDBK 200 Song Feedback and Mentoring II with Helen Darling