INDIE 101

indie 101 workshop details

Introduction to Indie 101 – a workshop with Saby Singh

Independent art represents what a civilization truly feels, and the essence of independent artists is the

expression. We have stories to tell, fables to live up to, people to connect with, and our souls to bond with! And art is what can take us there.

I have had the privilege of experiencing life as an observer, always allowed myself to fail, to understand & learn what it means to be human. What I know is that stories are important – critical, and story-telling is

real art.

What is a film without a good script, a book without a moving plot, a song without intent, and a painting without expression?

I am devoting myself to you, to this subtle understanding of expression. I will tell you all I know about this fading art of story-telling.

I am devoting myself to you.

There will be one to one sessions, where I talk with you and no one else. I have been working on making this workshop happen and I know how much hard work has this demanded. I have given it my all.

I invite you to this therapeutic session of self-exploration as an artist!


Why go Indie

The essence of indie is the freedom, the discipline, and the subtleties of being your boss.

We talk about how to be ‘truly’ independent and how to afford yourself a mental space to be, to exist, to experience freedom!

Find your Story

If you don’t have a story to tell, then you shouldn’t speak. What is a good film without a compelling plot, a good book without gripping moments, and what is a song without intent?

We talk about how to find and tell your stories and experience freedom in doing so.

Build a Relation

Blackie, Trigger, Lenny, Lucille, Old Boy, 001 are some famous guitars we all know. They share a relationship with their players, they have an identity! An instrument is more than just wood. It is an entity you bond with, you let it understand you, you understand it. An instrument is more than just wood, it is an extension of you.

We talk about how to build this subtle yet the most powerful relationship ever.

Practice, Noodling, Letting Go

Practice with intention is important to craft your skill, at the same time it is important to have fun with what you learn, and how you let yourself go is a creative and expressive way.

We talk about the discipline and consistency required to persevere.

Designing Your Process

Every artist is defined by her process. An artwork is a result of an extensive, methodological, tried-and-tested process. A process enables you to express without worrying about conventions and literals.

We talk about how to not find but design your process, that is efficient and releases you!

Build a Song

A song should not just sound good, but it should also be ‘full’. If there is no story, then it is just noise!

We talk about how to tell a story through a song, how to relieve yourself of an ‘emotion’ while maintaining the ambiguities.

Flow

A song should not just sound good, but it should also be ‘full’. If there is no story, then it is just noise!

We talk about how to tell a story through a song, how to relieve yourself of an ‘emotion’ while maintaining the ambiguities.

Understanding Sonics

A song should not just sound good, but it should also be ‘full’. If there is no story, then it is just noise!

We talk about how to tell a story through a song, how to relieve yourself of an ‘emotion’ while maintaining the ambiguities.

The Art of Listening

A song should not just sound good, but it should also be ‘full’. If there is no story, then it is just noise!

We talk about how to tell a story through a song, how to relieve yourself of an ‘emotion’ while maintaining the ambiguities.

Record a Performance

When your relationship with the instrument starts to give fruit, then any performance without the instrument will seem incomplete and hollow. Also, everything speaks through your performance – the ambiance, the people, the sound, the chemistry, the feeling, everything. And this is truly unique.

We talk about how we record the ‘performance’ and not just a song.

Release Art

Are there any songs you have memories attached to? Your art is not finished when you are done completing it, but when somebody listens! This phenomenon of a metaphysical connection with other human beings is surreal, and the reasons why we want to communicate.

We talk about how to release art so that you find the people who need to hear it and will forge a relationship with the song.

Brand Yourself

Your identity is your prosperity. There is a difference between having an identity and having been cast under a ‘typo’. Kurt Cobain said,’Trying to be someone else is a waste of the person that I am’!

We talk about the subtleties and nuances of building a brand and eventually your identity.

Consistency is Key

Success is not becoming a one time hit. It happens most of the time, you hear a song and it gets real viral and the other day, everybody forgets about the song and the artist. You want to be immortal, and consistency is the key.

We talk about how to imbibe a routine in your day and be as efficient as you can.

Finding Joy

Why do we do this? Is it money? Is it women/men? Is it fame? Jim Carry says ‘I wish everybody becomes a millionaire and then they will realize that this was not the point’.

I will tell you how to find joy in what you do and be contained!


Package

Indie 101 Season 1 is going amazing, I am taking feedback from people, noticing changes, and I am upgrading the package for the second Season.

7+2 sessions

9 days

1 hour per day

2 bonus classes

2 song deconstructions from my debut album ‘Yahaan

Included a copy of my future book on songwriting.

6,000/-


What is to be expected

All you need to have is a good internet connection for a gmeet/whatsapp/skype video call.

You can also prefer your own medium of connection.

You should keep a notebook or a digital notepad handy to make notes during the sessions.

Your instrument should be accessible during the session.

Try to find a distraction-free environment during the session.

Other than that, I wish you all the best and will see you in the session.

Contact

You can send in an email to thesabysingh@gmail.com for more information.

Or you can send in a direct message on Saby’s Instagram.