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Carl Jones - Online Songwriting Class Starting Nov. 8. 2022

Saturday, November 5, 2022

If you've ever wanted to write a song, nows your chance! 

I am excited to be teaching a Songwriting Class on Zoom starting soon.  (Pretty good rhyme!) 

Being creative is a habit we can all nurture and have fun with. Noodling with a melody can spark words and titles or word play can start melodies to flow. We'll explore many ways to begin and finish song and tune ideas.  I hope you will consider jumping in with a pad and pen.

Class dates, times and sign up details:
Each group class meets online for an hour a week for 6 weeks on Zoom. Nov. 8 - Dec 13 2022, Tuesdays, 7pm-8pm.
Cost per 6 session class is $75-$125 (sliding scale: pay what you can).
To register for this songwriting class please email me at and make your payment via paypal, venmo or check (msg me for address)
Videos of all classes will be recorded and archived so you can miss a class and watch later if you'd like to. Some people in far-flung time zones are welcome to take the class entirely by video and can get personal feedback on ideas/songs via email. Pdfs of exercise sheets, music / tab will be provided. Participants are given access to a class folder of all the music/tab/video links. You can download all class videos/music/tab onto your own computer for future reference. It’s always fun and there is a great sense of community in these group classes. I have taught a lot of online music classes but am excited to offer song-writing for the first time!
Please share this songwriting class opportunity with music friends. If you have any questions feel free to drop a line at Remember there is always a new song in the air waiting to be born.
Carl Jones
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Greetings and kudos!

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Occupation: musician (multi-instrumentalist), songwriter, instructor

Gender: Male
Age: 68

My Instruments:
Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo, and Ukulele

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Sam Bush, Jethro Burns, Stuart Duncan, Dick Macintyre, Ry Cooder, David Kalii,
Randy Newman, Hugh Prestwood, Jerry Byrd, Blue Sky Boys, Delmore Brothers,
Callahan Brothers, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Rait, Mac McAnally and many more...

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Started playing guitar and writing songs at the age of ten after seeing Roy Rogers pick and sing on television. Played in a bluegrass band while in college in North Alabama and started going to many festivals and fiddlers conventions. This was the onset of what has to become a life-long pursuit-- learning traditional fiddle music and making up "ditties". This led to study of banjo, mandolin, guitar and fiddle and touring as part of The Rising Fawn String Ensemble with James Bryan and Norman and Nancy Blake. In the past decade, I've been part of a singing duo with Beverly Smith and taught at many music camps around the country and abroad. I have had songs recorded by The Nashville Bluegrass Band, Rickie Simpkins, Kate Campbell, and others. I tour occasionally as part of The Haints String Band (Jason and Pharis Romero with Erynn Marshall) and sometimes as a duo w/ Erynn Marshall. I also am lucky enough to have opportunities to join w/ Bruce Greene, Don Pedi, and Rob Hinson as they meander through some great old Kentucky tunes. In 2011, I am touring with James Bryan and once again teaching mandolin, songwriting etc. at workshops and camps around the country.

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