Rock Academy Melbourne
Monday – Saturday, September 27-October 2: NOW ON SALE
Spots for July flew out the door, so don’t miss out on the September program. If demand is high enough we may add a second week, but in this Covid-world we’ll just take it easy for the moment.
We’re going online!
Surprise, surprise – but what an opportunity.
Music for the past decade and more has been predominantly been created via collaborations with songwriters and performers not always in the same city.
The skills of recording at home to a guide track is imperative for the modern musician and the focus of this Rock Academy is on collaborative songwriting and creative expression, visually as well as musically.
We’ve uncovered some awesome collaborative software, that is accessible via your computers web browser (no need to download anything), we’ll have awesome mentors and a support team to help your Young Lion to deliver an amazing outcome.
Don’t have an audio interface, need a cable, don’t have a microphone? – all of these aren’t an excuse not to participate, we’ll get you what you need on loan and spend some time before the program to make sure everything works.
The challenge is to write and record an original song and create an accompanying film to be premiered on YouTube and Facebook on Sunday, October 14.
So here’s the rundown of the week:
Thursday, 23 September
Pre program technical check – a double check that you can record and upload a recorded track, answer any questions and troubleshoot as needed. Should only take about an hour.
Monday, September 27
Deconstruct and reconstruct a well known song. mentor will take you through a stem stem by stem dissection of a well known track outlining all the tricks and highlighting how to reconstruct the track. Everyone will record a track and upload and we’ll rebuild our cover of the track. We’ll ask you to upload a video of you playing which will be used to create a video of the song.
Tuesday, 28 September
Songwriting session with Glenn Reither from Icehouse/Jon Stevens Band looking at the use of hooks in your songwriting.
In the afternoon, bands will be formed and you’ll get writing your original song.
Wednesday, 29 September
Filmmaking workshop with Ben Schoonderbeek (Ben shot our Rock Academy 24’s performances at Bakehouse Studios) and then back to songwriting, recording, and video planning.
Thursday, 30 September
Recording, Shooting, editing and mixing.
Mentors will be available on Friday if you need a bit of extra help or guidance.
The audio files will be exported and the mighty Deano from Wrangler will do a final mix and master of each track to then be combined with your video.
It’s going to be an awesome week, with amazing outcomes, most notably improving your ability to record at home and collaborate with other musicians.