Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 6pm
Dominique Reynolds
Manitoba Music
1-376 Donald Street

This workshop will get participants involved in the development of a new song. Dominique will begin the session with a discussion about musical styles and song structures (ie. starting with the chorus or going without a chorus). Participants will then examine the choruses that they find memorable before writing lyrics and melody for a new chorus. The group will then add verses to the song and wrap up by looking at ways to improve the song by changing a verse, a line or rhyme, or changing the tempo.
About Dominique Reynolds
Dominique is a French Canadian Métis songwriter with two great albums to her credit. Her latest release was produced by Murray Pulver (Doc Walker) and features collaborations with Leela Gilday (2007 Juno winner for Best Aboriginal Recording), Wab Kinew (rapper, CBC host, and Sundancer), and Ray “Coco” Stevenson (a world-class traditional singer).

Contact: Alan Greyeyes, Aboriginal Music Program Coordinator

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