2 SEMINARS ROLLED INTO 1

Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival, Bill Whyte, Songwriter, Nashville Hall of Fame Broadcaster, Nashville, TN, SMSWF Gatlinburg, TNClick Here to learn more about Bill Whyte

Part 1: ‘Funny Opens Doors’ – Comedy Songwriting

Part 2:  Radio and Songwriting

1st Part:

COMEDY SONGWRITING SEMINAR – ‘Funny Opens Doors’

How Do You Know It’s Funny?

Rules of Three (there’s a rhythm to comedy)

Why shorter is better…size matters

How “funny” opens doors

Making up funny words…thank you Roger Miller

It is possible to get “funny” on the radio?

Learning to write…sing…or say what everyone is thinking that leads to a laugh.

Becoming a “content provider”…not just a songwriter

Do the same principles apply to comedy songwriting as they do to serious songwriting?

Should I move to Nashville?

Picking good co-writers

How to overcome writers block

Funny comedy song writers you may never have heard of

2nd Part:

RADIO AND SONGWRITING

How songs get on the radio

Who makes the decision…and how they make the decisions

Why do songs sometimes sound so much alike on the radio

What kind of songs are country radio looking for?

How important is tempo?

How long is too long?

Why won’t radio play my request?

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