Mingling Name Games

Mingling Name Games

Mingling Name Games. "To Mingle": to quietly and gently navigate the room, traipse around, smiling at people, quietly saunter, catching peoples gaze. Then at the sound or the bell, or the instruction, to pause and catch a partners eye, and follow through with the...

Songwriting Exercise #7 – Town

ok, so, think of either the town where you were born, or a town you feel somewhat fond of. List as many street names from that town as you possibly can. From memory if possible. Avoid using google for most songwriting exercises. Googling leads to canoodling, which...

Songwriting Exercises #6 – Alphabet

Grab a writing implement to suit your writing taste and write the alphabet down the left hand side of the page. Leave some lines after each letter. Maybe two or three. Now leave that for just a moment, stand up and close your eyes. Take three very small steps, so as...

Songwriting Exercises #5 – WWWWW

Armed with a pen and paper, take yourself to be sitting on the doorstep of any door in your house so that you are facing the outside world, with the back to your homes inside. Take five calm, gentle breathes, in and out. Look about your home's exterior and write the...

Songwriting Exercises #4: Chords?

So you're a budding singer/songwriter but you're feeling slightly hindered by your slight lack of musical ability on an instrument to help you navigate the songs you wish to write? Fear not my dear friend. I wish to impart some stunning thoughts with you that might...

Songwriting Exercises #3 – Create Melody

Let’s make up a melody.   For this particular exercise you will either just need your memory of a song you love, or a cordless music playing device playing that song and some earplugs (eg: your phone or ipod), AND a small recording device. So, go for a walk listening...