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Coasting : Issue 10 April 2010
7 www.coastingtoday.com.au COASTING MUSIC Modern Australian cuisine, set in a casual relaxed atmo sphere. BOOKINGS 4385 4222 \\ 4 Ash Street, Terrigal \\ www.letterboxrest.com.au \\ A LA CARTE \\ FUNCTIONS \\ WEDDINGS \\ ACCOMMODATION FULLY LICENCED \\ GROUP BOOKINGS members can now earn points. NEW AUTUMN MENU - OUT NOW A8714125-1Apr Tips from the top Among the keynote speakers at last year's conference was Andrew Farriss, the hit songwriter for INXS. "Andrew taught us a lot about how he came to write some of his best INXS songs," Roberts said. Farriss gave a compelling insight into his songwriting process, including his approach to songwriting with Michael Hutchence. There is no magic formula to writing a hit song, participants heard. "But you learn about developing certain songwriting tools that have been proven to work," Roberts said. Among the key tips Roberts took away from last year's conference were: • Have a good, memorable melody. US hit songwriter and keynote speaker Jason Blume said this was the No 1 key to having a successful song. • Have a visual component to the lyrics. Use imagery and write lyrics which enable the audience to visualise something. • Keep it simple. Don't make the chorus or main melody so complex or convoluted that people can't hum the tune or sing along. WORKSHOP: Nick Roberts (centre) is pictured with Karen Anne Waters, of the Central Coast band Racz 'n' Waters, and tutor Adrian Hannan at last year's conference. Picture by Aaron Brown. About the conference The third annual Australian Songwriters Conference will be held at Ettalong Beach Tourist Resort from Friday, June 11 to Monday, June 14. Among the mentors and presenters this year will be: Shane Nich The multi-award-winning country performer and songwriter. Jason Blume. The keynote speaker has had his hit songs recorded by the likes of Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys and Jessie McCartney Jules Munro. Musi wyer. • Registration costs $750 to $900. A deposit of $100 applies, and the full fee mus paid by May 15. • The Australia gwriters Conference founder and co-ordinator is local woman Lisa Butler. • Participation in this year's conference is capped at 120. The event attracts songwriters from every state ustralia, as well as from New Zealand and the USA. About one-third of participants will come from the Central Coast. • Email Lisa at email@example.com, phone (0412) 149 094 or go to www.australiansongwritersconference.com.au for details. FOUNDER: Lisa Butler. MENTOR: Shane Nicholson will be among the presenters at this year's conference.
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