What we're about

Discover the Songcraft Secrets of Powerful Lyrics & Melodies at our practical 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: https://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.

Here is an interview 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

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

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WRITE GREAT MELODIES: Pitch & Prosody - Supercharge your Melodies

Do you want to learn how to construct strong, expressive, Powerful Melodies?
This week we will cover enhancing your melodies with the crucial elements of Pitch & Prosody - how to use advanced melodic techniques to maximum effect.

NOTE: You may need some knowledge of Music Theory to follow this session. Please book at the link below.

This unique interactive presentation series with practical exercises will cover the techniques of Melody, Writing for songwriters – you’ll learn the elements of a great melody & how to use them in your own songs.

In songwriting Melody is King & it stands or falls on very fine margins – we only have relatively few notes to play with. If you feel you want to make the most of your melodies sign up for a wealth of fresh ideas!

Looking at contemporary & classic songs of all genres we’ll delve deeply into essential topics, basic & advanced, such as using Rhythmic Hooks, Motifs, Pitch, Chords & Prosody as well as a simple guide to reading sheet music, music theory & much much more!

The series will include the following comprehensive classes:

(06/09/21 – The Power of Melodic Rhythm & Motifs)
13/09/21 - Scales of Emotion - Melodic Note Choices
http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/melodic-note-choices/
20/09/21 - Chord Colours & Effective Progressions
https://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/chord-progressions/
27/09/21 – Supercharge your Melodies with Pitch & Prosody
https://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/pitch-prosody-2/

These sessions are suitable for songwriters of all experience levels – you will naturally have written some songs & be curious about the melody notes you are using & how further tools can allow you to fully express yourself in melody & harmony.

The cost of each session is £20 (Code MELODY2021 gets you 15% off) but if you sign up for the remaining 3 the total is discounted to only £47. There are limited places available for this unique, great value opportunity & tickets are bookable here:

http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/melody-writing-3-week-course/

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Testimonials from previous attendees:
“A really helpful, eye-opening course, full of great ideas, tips & tricks”

“Great to visualise the melodies as well as hear them. It was just what I was looking for”

"Murray’s approach to teaching is wholistic in that not only does he present a concept and define it, but he offers real songs as examples. He proceeds to clearly break down those concepts using the song as a guide or template to illustrate the subject. I could undoubtedly see from class 1 to 4 how my level of observation, knowledge and application of the concepts increased."

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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
• 3 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, 100 Club, 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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