Write That Song: Musical Improv & Songwriting Techniques

This workshop is for improvisers and writers of all experience levels who want to write original songs. In this workshop we will use techniques from musical improv and apply them toward writing scripted songs. The workshop will include a combination of musical improv games and writing exercises. We’ll also review song structure and basic chord progressions as well as discuss how to pitch a completed song to a producer/ musical director.
Date/Time: Sunday January 24 , 2021 @ 1-3 PM CT (GMT-5)
Instructor: Gail Gallagher
Tuition: $30 USD
Location: Online via Zoom
About the presenter:
Gail Gallagher is a Chicago-based singer-songwriter, composer, and teacher. She’s worked as a music director in the Chicago musical improv scene for nearly a decade and has played for MINt, Baby Wants Candy, Spectacle Specular, Storytown Improv, Comedy Sportz, the Therapy Players, and many more. She has also written music for five original musicals including Feathers: A Super Hero musical which won “Best Underscore Throughout” at the 2017 Premiere Premiere’s festival at MCL.
Gail’s genre as a singer-songwriter is “musical theatre folk rock” and she just released her debut album Power of the Unnamed Passion which is now available on all streaming platforms. You can find out more about her work at www.gailgallaghermusic.com