Search

Ian Moore songwriting workshop

Thanks to everyone (outside of the crackhead who busted our window) for making the midwest acoustic run so great! A day before we head out with the Coils, I wanted to post a bit about the workshops I’m heading this fall.

You can check them out here: http://www.ianmooreworkshops.com/ I’m heading two weekends of intensive songwriting/music workshops in September. The first weekend is a more basic take, with the second being more advanced. We’re gonna cover quite a bit on the nuts and bolts of song construction, but I’m also really looking forward to discussing the space of writing-how to get there, how to maximize your time, and how to get your body and mind to cooperate to allow you to balance the two out.

The accommodations are going to be fabulous! My friend Jodie is one of the most amazing chefs i know, and she will be providing meals and accoutrements. You will eat better than you ever have, and spend a long weekend in the Texas Hill Country. I’m hoping it’s both rejuvenating and inspiring for all involved! Can’t wait. I’m including a song from my last EP, Aerie (below). One of the things that I want to get into is how disparate form can be and how the prose you use really helps to define that. This song was written as a nod to Guy Clark, and the imagery is terse and simple, but loaded to set up the refrain. The second verse steps out of the more literal into a more surreal space: “I opened the door and i let in the breeze … and it spoke to me still of the heart and it’s cost. I tried to appeal, my intentions were clean, but as i was speaking i knew i had lost.” The wind itself become a cruel teacher on the mysteries that can’t be found in the communications with the spurned lover and it imbues the narrative with a mystery and gravity that I think increase the dimension of the chorus.

https://soundcloud.com/ianmooreofficial/battlelines-ian-moore-aerie/s-QG53B?in=ianmooreofficial/sets/ian-moore-aerie/s-0PtH6

0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Birthday shows--Wow! in Person!!!

So glad to be able to be playing for ya'll again! Before this, my longest break was about 3 weeks! I went 15 months without playing music with another musician...Holy Moly! We have a busy fall, includ

Birthday shows and upcoming tour through the northeast!

Hey guys and gals! We have a couple of additional bday shows coming up this week, and then will be gearing up for our September Northeast tour! Would love to see you out there. Make sure to share even

Ian Midwest Tour 2017!

SEP6 The Family Wash / Garage Coffee Nashville, TN Wed 8:30 PM CDT The Family Wash / Garage Coffee Nashville, TN SEP7 The Southgate House Revival Newport, KY Thu 8 PM EDT The Southgate House Revival N