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Indie 101 – The Artist’s Workshop

A CBT driven workshop for artists.
Learn how to create art that is original, true and honest.

Applications for Monsoon ’22 are open now.

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What is Indie 101?

The internet is filled with tips, techniques and tricks about songwriting. A quick google search of ‘how to write a song’ reveals over 2,33,00,00,000 results. Most of them do help us in songwriting, but applying formulas and algorithms to write a song presents two problems –

1. The sacrilege by Imitation

Imitation makes you sound too similar to your influences. It could set you up for a possible imposter syndrome.

2. Death by Monotony

The monotony of a program makes your songs sound similar and you keep composing the same stuff over and over again.

To unlock your true potential and to stand out, you need to understand how the mind perceives and then makes art.

Indie 101 is a workshop that introduces this approach towards songwriting/art.

How does it work?

This workshop focuses on three core concepts –

1. Art

There is no one definition of art.

The idea is to establish freedom for expression, and separate techniques and perception.

2. Artist

There are as many types of artists as there are stars. No two artists are ever the same.

The idea is to establish a sense of individuality; to allow mistakes and experiments to invoke originality.

3. Storytelling

The purpose of art is to tell a story and it is not about the story as much as it is about the way you do so.

The idea is to learn how to find your story and then how to express it.

The goal is…

to understand your perception and behaviour;
to design a functional process that reflects you and your art;
to alter habits for better results;
to find the joy in being an artist.

By the end of the program, you should have achieved an insight into yourself as who you are as an artist and where your originality is.

You will be crafting stories and songs that are coherent, original and meaningful.

Concepts Covered

  1. The essence of Independent Arts
  2. Story and the Storyteller
  3. Your Instrument
  4. The art of Practice 
  5. Process vs Routine
  6. The Power of Influence
  7. Becoming a Lifelong Learner
  8. Building a Song
  9. Building a Performance
  10. Personal Branding
  11. Releasing Art
  12. Finding Success as a Songwriter

What makes Indie 101 unique?

  1. The sessions are designed according to your unique requirements, considering your experience and goals..
  2. One on one sessions on Zoom. No groups ever.
  3. Schedule friendly sessions.
  4. 9 sessions of 60 minutes duration.
  5. Exclusive access to Indie 101 resources.
  6. Indie 101 targets behaviour and the mindset.
  7. Influence is driven from CBT techniques.
  8. Indie 101 is updated with new material every season.

It starts with ‘You’!

Indie scene is a mush of similar sounding artists talking about the same concepts. It is too much formula bound. We do have great musicians who are genuine and original, but unfortunately in a country of 1.38 billion people, we only have a handful of such artisans.

This workshop has helped artists understand themselves better and several of them have kick started their journeys.

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The sessions are open for Spring 2020.

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About Me

My name is Saby Singh, and I am a Toto Music Award 2020 recipient. I released my debut album ‘Yahaan in 2020 which was featured on number three in Rolling Stone’s Best Indian Albums of 2020.

It will be my 15th year writing and composing music in 2022.

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