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SAW Community Day

  • 06/24/2017
  • 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 1988 Kirby Road, Mclean VA 22101

Please join us for SAW Community Day: A special day of and about Song for songwriters, singers, fans and friends. 

The schedule is still being finalized; highlights include:

Workshops: Vocal workshop by Annie Sidley, Alternative tuning/cut capo workshop by Jim Clark,  The Craft of Songwriting by Bill Starks, Gig Magnet with Ruthie Logsdon
Song Circle: Our informal song circle will run most of the day, hopefully outside!
First Impressions:
An excellent opportunity to get feedback from local music leaders on your original songs.
Photo booth
: Been trying forever to get a good photo of the whole band? Now’s your chance.

MASC Compilation CD: Loralyn Coles, MASC Director, will
officially unveil the 32th Winners’ compilation CD
PLUS: networking, door prizes, dinner, and more performances!

Workshop Descriptions:

Vocal Workshop with Annie Sidley

Annie Sidley is an accomplished Washington, D.C. area singer, songwriter, voice coach and musician. In this introduction to voice lessons, Annie will show you how to use your voice effectively through a combination of classical techniques and her own unique approach to voice coaching. She’ll explore the basic steps of singing properly by demonstrating correct posture, diaphragmatic breathing exercises, and relaxing the throat and jaw area.  By the end of the workshop you’ll have a better understanding of how your voice works as well as how to improve your vocal range, tone, control and so much more!


You can hear The Sidleys music at www.thesidleys.com and check out her voice coach page at www.facebook.com/anniesidleyvoicecoach

An Introduction to DADGAD Guitar and Short-Cut Capos with Jim Clark


Add additional spice to your guitar playing and songwriting. With the use of a detailed handout, Jim Clark will introduce you to DADGAG guitar and will show you the basics of using a short-cut capo. These two additional easy-to-learn tools will infuse your guitar playing with new ethereal sounds one generally associates with advanced players. The material presented will benefit guitar players at all levels including even relatively new players. If you don’t have a short-cut capo, bring along a standard Kyser guitar capo (hint: you can turn it upside down and you’ll have a tolerably good short-cut capo). Short-cut capos will also be available for purchase in the workshop for $10.00.   

The Craft of Songwriting with Bill Starks
more info coming soon

How to Get Paying Gigs with Ruthie Logsdon

What do most musicians say they want? Paying gigs! Learn the ins and outs of finding and landing gigs that pay from Gig Magnet coach and recording artist Ruthie Logsdon (Ruthie and the Wranglers). This workshop will get your fire started and on your way to paying gigs or enhance your already money making gig strategies. Ruthie and the Wranglers have released 6 nationally acclaimed albums, toured nationally and won 30 WAMMIES. The band has enjoyed National TV appearances, charting on Americana and Roots radio and after 27 years or writing and recording Ruthie continues to perform and record regularly and coach musicians on Attracting Great Gigs.

www.RuthieandtheWranglers.com  •  www.AzaleaCityRecordings.com

The Surge Community Church
1988 Kirby Road
McLean, VA 22101

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