January 4, 2019
The Craft of Songwriting with Scarlet Keys
Tuesday January 22 | 7 PM
Join songwriter, performer and music educator Scarlet Keys for an exploration of the craft of songwriting!
Part concert, part workshop, this event will feature a performance of Keys’ songs from her new book, The Craft of Songwriting: Music, Meaning and Emotion as well as a presentation on the use of harmony in songwriting. Learn about the emotion behind each chord, how to incorporate this magic in your own music, and why great songs affect us the way they do.
This presentation will kick off two fabulous programs at the library in 2019: our monthly Local Author series as well as events to support and inspire those participating in the RPM (Record-per-month) challenge!
Scarlet Keys has been a full-time professor of songwriting at Berklee College of Music since 2003, teaching songwriting, lyric writing, performance, and upper-division songwriting courses. Keys is a former staff songwriter for Warner/Chappell Music, and has released two albums as a solo artist and toured and performed with her original band. She has had her songs recorded by other artists spanning the genres of Americana, jazz, country, pop, and folk, both in the United Stated and in Sweden. She has had a gold record, a number 1 song in Britain, and songs placed in film, television, and national commercials.
Copies of The Craft of Songwriting will be available for purchase.