This seminar ran in June 2010 in New Zealand and Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney and in Melbourne and Sydney in January 2016
Illuminate your songwriting: Involve your audience more deeply in your song by creating the most potent lens for them to look through. This weekend seminar will focus on Point of View as a tool, illustrating and understanding all the possible angles for viewing, and their effects on the listener. Choosing the right Point of View is the difference between “Wow!” and “Next.” Let everyone see your songs shine like they should.
The workshop on "Point-Of-View" that Pat taught in Austin, Texas was nothing short of AMAZING. This seminar was the best one yet. Pat's wisdom and humor make him a wonderful teacher, and the techniques that he showed us are simple and efficient additions to my song writing toolbox They expand the possibilities of my lyrics and my songs. They are not just solutions to problems or ways to overcome obstacles in song writing; they are basic and incredibly effective techniques that I will be using on a regular basis from now on. With his seminars, workshops, and books, Pat's pool of knowledge and wisdom can make ANYONE a better songwriter!
Pat Pattison’s week-end seminar on Point of View was an incredible adventure and Pat is no ordinary teacher! He doesn’t simply tell you about songwriting and leave it at that. You experience the tools that make the difference between great songs and mediocre writing and you “Get it!” It doesn’t seep in slowly, it’s like “Bam!” Now I’m wondering how I ever wrote songs at all without this knowledge.
This weekend seminar ran in May 2010 in Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney
Have you ever wondered what top record producers look for in songs? Get your material into top shape, and take your records and demos to the next level as Emmy-winning producer Stephen Webber reveals Ten Essential Skills and Most Common Pitfalls designed to sharpen your writing and production tools. Taken from Webber’s award winning, standing-room-only classes at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, this weekend workshop is full of concepts that can literally save you decades of trial and error in your craft.
In the master class segments of the weekend, Stephen will provide professional, personal feedback of participants’ CDs, demos, rough mixes, pre-production recordings, or live performances of original material. This feedback will focus on strengthening your material; codifying your artistic vision, identity, and intention; finding your voice; focusing your record’s arrangement to emphasize your strengths, and realizing professional standards of production and engineering. Recordings (or performances) can be in any style of vocal or instrumental music, including rock, folk, country, metal, World, R&B, hip-hop, dance, house, techno, etc.
This seminar ran in April 2010 in Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney
Topics Covered included:
Dating the Muse/Training The Brain
Lifting Off With the Muse: Fasten your seatbelts as you embark on the spacious, limitless journey of writing a song letting the creative spirit to guide the process along the path of “not knowing”, eluding the pitfalls and limitations of your ego and your brain and opening the channels of intuition.
The Care And Feeding Of The Creative Spirit: Cultivate and nurture that gift within you. Protect, defend and develop a healthy Muse .“Four Food Groups”, “Setting Out The Tea”, “Weightlifting in the Gym of Creativity”, and “Planting Your Garden” are some of the many tools and tips you can learn.
The Art of Creative Survival In the Face of Commerce and Fear.
There’s Got To Be A Morning After: Beth will critique songs and talk about looking at what you’ve written in the ‘light of day’. Learn to let‘the critic’ within you speak out to nip and tuck…. this is one of the most incredible ways to grow as a writer. Learn how to re-write….and un-re-write!
The Jungle Of The Music Business: “Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My!” Dropping breadcrumbs, tapping your heels together and other methods of finding your way back to your creative center. Art vs. Commerce: How and when to wear your armor. Talent has no compass: mustering determination.