In the second of a two part interview, I sat down with my former colleague at the Berklee College of Music, Mark Simos, to discuss the strategies featured in his book Songwriting Strategies: A 360-Degree Approach.
- Improvisation as a historic part of the classical composition process
- Songwriting and improvisation as part of a balanced music education
- Tune writing and generating new material
- much more
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Here are several clips of presentations that Mark has given on songwriting:
- Rowe Conference Center Workshop
- Songwriting of Hazel Dickens Part 1
- Songwriting of Hazel Dickens Part 2
Clips in this episode
- “Tears of Healing Rain” / “After the Rain” – written by Mark Simos, performed by Childsplay with Aoife O’Donovan
- Bach Partita No.3 in E major – performed by Itzhak Perlman
- Mark Simos on Guitar with Cape Breton fiddler Kimberley Fraser
- “Black Eyed Susie” with the Cliffhangers