2018 Workshop Series Registration

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All Workshops are held at the Edgewater Hotel, 402 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN.  If you are planning on staying at the Edgewater Hotel tell them you are with the SMSWF.  All hotel/motels found on our web-site offer a special rate for those attending the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival. 

Pig in The Poke Prices are available until all facts about the workshops are known.  A Pig in the Poke is when you purchase something and you do not know what is in the bag.  So for those of you that know the SMSWF workshops are always great, you will want to take advantage of these cheap Pig in the Poke prices.

1 Workshop $45 / 3 Workshops $125 / 4 Workshops $165/ 5 Workshops $195 / 6 Workshops $215 / 7 Workshops $235


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Studio Singing for The Songwriter presented by Victoria Venier.  Victoria will teach you not only the basics of vocal technique, but also what makes studio singing so much different than live singing. Additionally, you will learn how to get the most out of your demo vocal. If you want to raise the bar on your craft, this seminar is a must.

How To Make Good Songs Great presented by Sandy Ramos, The Songtuner.  Ever wonder why some songs get taken by publishers and song pluggers while other songs don’t?  This workshop will break down your songs into 4 areas:  Hook, Lyric, Idea, and Melody.  What works ~ what doesn’t?  Sandy will teach you how to take a good song to the next level and make it great.

MUSIC BY NUMBERS: Back to the Basics presented by Michael deBills.  Michael will teach you 1) How to read and Write Music number charts.  2) Why it’s important to have a workable Chart. (3) How number charts work/history. (4) How to enhance your tune/timing/time signature.  (5) Tricks to the art.  (6) Marrying the melody with the lyrics.

SHINING THE LIGHT ON GOSPEL MUSIC VOL. 2 presented by Jeff Silvey and Jerry Salley.

We also know:  John Butler is bringing us a very interesting workshop regarding internet downloads and streaming.  Bobby Starnes will be presenting a workshop on “Bluegrass vs Americana vs Country, storytelling, demoing, co-writing, etc.”  Wait till I tell you who he is and what he has done.  There will also be a Pitch Stop Workshop for song evaluations.

Sign up now while the “Pig in a Poke” prices apply!