A one-on-one songwriting tutorial. For New Yorkers (or Southern Californians, if you're willing to do this in July), we'll get together (at a location TBD) for a 90-minute session where you'll play me up to three of your songs (finished or not), and I offer my thoughts on structure, chord changes, rhyming, and the like. For those who live elsewhere or can't do it in person, we'll do it by Skype. Either way, you can send me demos (any recording quality) in advance, if you like. My aim won't be to make your songs sound like mine (unless, for reasons best known to you, that's what you want), but to suggest ways to think about making them more effective and memorable, given your own aims and chosen genre. WARNING: Even though I have a pretty firm grasp on the formulas and conventions of several genres of pop and rock songwriting, it would be foolish to claim that anything I say is likely to make your songs more commercial. Possibly the opposite. But, beyond my own practical experience, I've spent a lot of time thinking about what makes songs tick, and it's quite possible that my input could be of use. PLUS everything listed at the $75 level (new album on vinyl/7"/digital EP/books/one more CD), and a thank you in the vinyl packaging.