Beginning Jan. 12, songwriter Odie Blackmon will teach The Nashville Number System for Songwriters & Performers at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music. Classes are part of the adult program and will be held Thursdays from 7 to 9 pm.
Blackmon, a Grammy nominee and winner of three ASCAP Awards, has songwriting credits including George Strait’s “She’ll Leave You With A Smile” and Gary Allan’s “Baby I Will.”
While students will not need to be able to read traditional music, Blackmon will explain music theory, notation and chords. The class will also explore the charting of original songs, classic hits and the Nashville Number System with some observation and discussion of studio work.