Write Me A Song
“Fred Smith is an exceptional songwriter...one of our finest lyricists...he shows true mastery of crafting melodies and marrying them to the words without recourse to a shotgun...” John Shand, SMH
Fred Smith lays out a basic songwriting toolkit and offers a crash course in how to write a song. Canberra’s own master songwriter will take workshop participants through a user-friendly process for capturing those initial sparks of inspiration, fleshing them out, and shaping them into songs that don’t suck. Bring an instrument if you play one, or just a pen and a couple of pieces of paper. This could get messy.
MAX PARTICIPANTS: 12
FRED SMITH writes songs. Some of them are sad. Some of them are funny. Some of them are sad and funny. Some of them are quite serious. They have melodies and stories you can remember – that stay with you and keep you company. Fred’s songs reflect the world he has seen in what, so far, has been a messy and interesting life. He was the subject of an Australian Story documentary feature about his experiences in Afghanistan and Bougainville. His book, The Dust of Uruzgan, was published by Allen and Unwin.