2021 Paul Reisler Workshops Sign-Up

VOCAL is glad to offer the second of two Songwriting Workshops with Paul Reisler via Zoom.

Non-members admission is $20 per workshop.
Current VOCAL Members attend free as a benefit of their membership.
Online registration for non-members is via Paypal in the form below. Details on the Workshops follow the Sign-up Form.

Saturday, May 22, 2pm – 5pm
Harmony and Chord Substitution

In order to access via Zoom you will need a computer, tablet, or smart phone with camera and audio. You can login through a browser or through the Zoom app. More about Zoom here: https://zoom.us/

Workshop Registration

In the form below, please click on the “Purchase Choice” pop up and choose:

The May 22 Workshop – Harmony and Chord Substitution – $20

Workshop Descriptions

Harmony and Chord Substitution

This workshop starts where Creating Memorable Melodies leaves off. (Previous participation in Paul Reisler’s melody workshop is not required.)

We’ll learn how to set chords to your melody, how to shade the emotion of the moment with a proper choice of chords, chord types and substitutions, using harmony to control forward motion, creating contrast in your song structure, and much more. In addition, we’ll take one song and harmonize it in 8 different ways using different types of chord substitutions. Again, this is a participatory workshop that will give you specific techniques and inspiration to use in your music.

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