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Courtney Marie Andrews & Liz Cooper – “The Songwriter’s Process”

Courtney and Liz have a one on one discussion breaking down each other’s writing process centered around each’s favorite song of the other. Includes performances.

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SUBJECT: Courtney and Liz have a one-on-one discussion breaking down each other’s writing process centered around each’s favorite song of the other. Includes performances.

Age/Skill-Level Recommendation: Intended for beginner to advanced level students, ages 13 and up.

Topics Discussed: Songwriting, Finding your voice, Open Tunings, Guitar, Touring, Gender in the music industry, Lyrics.

Recommended Use: We recommend this video be used for beginner to advanced students who are interested in learning about songwriting and process behind it. It is a very candid, loose conversation that feels like you’re watching two friends talk without cameras rolling. Students who do not do well with “lecture” style education may find this video more appealing.

Discussion Questions

  • Why do you think both Courtney and Liz enjoyed starting out in the Punk Rock Scene as young songwriters?
  • How does Courtney typically write her songs? Describe her process.
  • How does Liz typically writer her songs? Describe her process.
  • Name one or two artists that Liz and Courtney were inspired by.

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