Day 1

1st Unit:             Joint Song Making

09:30 – 11:15    Welcome, mutual introduction & workshop overview

11:15 – 12:00    Finding a theme and setting up a writing session template

Using guitars, keyboards, laptops – playing ideas and riffs

Recording some parts and loops

Topliner writes and encourages participants to contribute.

12:00 – 12:45      Beatmaking: drum programming – real-time vs. step sequencing

Using samples as an inspirational tool

12:45 – 13:45      Lunch Break

13:45 – 14:30      Recording bass and guitars

2nd Unit:              Production & Studio Tools

14:30 – 15:15      Structure and arrangement

15:15 – 16:15      Midi

16:15 – 17:00      Audio networking