What we're about

Discover the Songcraft Secrets of Powerful Lyrics & Melodies at our Evening Courses, Song Clinics, Countryside Retreats, Song Camps, Performances, Charity Gigs, & Music Industry Talks. Suitable for Beginners to Pros who want to demystify how to write great songs in any genre! Our Website URL is: http://www.LondonSongwriters.org/ (http://www.londonsongwriters.org/)

If you want to learn, practice & perfect your songwriting & consolidate what you already know then this is the group & the community for you. Our mission is to improve our song craft & support each other's self-expression through our shared passion for music!

The group is organised by Murray Webster, an experienced multi-genre Songwriter, Educator, Songwriting Masters Degree Graduate & Community Music leader.

Recently we were interviewed on London Live TV News about our charity concerts and fundraising for Crisis At Christmas:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_5SpcETHD8&t=2s

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WRITE GREAT LYRICS: Imagery & Storytelling

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Do you want to learn the Songcraft Secrets of writing Powerful Lyrics? This week we'll discover how to use Imagery, Storytelling and Rhyme to develop your song ideas. Many genres use these techniques extensively & even simple Pop songs do it subtly – join us & find out how! This series of 3 fully interactive presentations with exercises will inspire you to Plan, Progress and Perfect the lyrics of your songs in any genre, from deceptively Simple Language to Stunning Wordplay. It includes the following comprehensive Lyric Writing sessions (booking links below): (02/12/20 - Generate Writable Ideas, Structure & The Big Idea!) 09/12/20 – Develop your Lyrics with Imagery, Storytelling & Rhyme http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/imagery-storytelling/ 16/12/20 – Transform your Lyrics with Wordplay & Prosody http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/wordplay-and-singability/ By analysing classic & contemporary songs from The Beatles to Billie Eilish, Dylan to Stormzy, as well as a nod to The Great American Songbook, you will learn the elements of what makes a great lyric in any genre & how to include them in your own writing. These sessions are suitable for songwriters at all levels, whether pure lyricists or composers. There are limited places available - you will be sent a Zoom link before the session. There is more than enough information for each week to be taken as a standalone session at £20. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Testimonials from previous attendees over the last 2 years: "Great presentations. Lots of really useful detailed information, delivered in a way that made it both fun and easy to understand." "Very helpful and informative with examples from across the genres." “I’ve taken 5 different workshops in the past 3 years & have never seen a facilitator approach this subject with such a straightforward method of analysing song structure in order to replicate successful writing techniques” ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ABOUT THE HOST - MURRAY WEBSTER • A Masters Degree in Songwriting • PTLLS Teaching Qualification as a Music & Arts Leader • Experience mentoring young people in Music Skills • 11 years running monthly 'London Songwriters' workshops • 6 years running 16 acclaimed Countryside Retreats • 2 years developing & delivering monthly Lyric & Melody Evening Courses • Single & Album releases on CBS & other labels • Releases featured in The Guinness Book Of Records • Performances at major venues including The Astoria, The Hammersmith Palais, The Forum, The WAG Club, The Mint (LA) & Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville). • Radio & TV appearances on the Gilles Peterson and Gary Crowley shows, Channel 4 documentaries on The Soho Jazz Festival supporting Courtney Pine • London Live TV appearance publicising 6 years of charity performances & fundraising for Crisis At Christmas • Organiser of Meetup communities with almost 7,000 members as featured in 'How To Make It In The New Music Business' • Saw The Beatles perform live ☺

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