• 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:

    (05/07/21 – Develop your Melodies with Rhythm & Motifs)
    12/07/21 – Scales of Emotion - Melodic Note Choices
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/melodic-note-choices/
    19/07/21 - Chord Colours & Effective Progressions
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/chord-progressions/
    26/07/21 – Supercharge your Melodies with Pitch & Prosody
    http://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/

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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 ☺

  • WRITE GREAT MELODIES: Chord Colours & Effective Progressions

    Do you want to learn how to construct strong, expressive, powerful melodies?
    This week we’ll look at how your choice of chords affects the melody & how it relates to genre & contemporary writing. You’ll understand how progressions really work and speed up your writing by removing the guesswork that many self-taught musicians can be tempted to rely on.

    NOTE: You may need some knowledge of Music Theory to follow this session.

    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:

    (05/07/21 – Develop your Melodies with Rhythm & Motifs)
    12/07/21 – Scales of Emotion - Melodic Note Choices
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/melodic-note-choices/
    19/07/21 - Chord Colours & Effective Progressions
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/chord-progressions/
    26/07/21 – Supercharge your Melodies with Pitch & Prosody
    http://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/

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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."

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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 ☺

  • WRITE GREAT MELODIES - 3 Week Evening Course - Mon 12, 19, 26/07/21

    Do you want to learn how to construct strong, expressive, powerful melodies?
    This week we'll demystify the essential scales you need to create melodies & explain the different qualities of each note. Understanding how these really work will speed up your writing exponentially & remove the guesswork that self-taught musicians often rely on.

    In songwriting Melody is King & it stands or falls on very fine margins as we often have relatively few notes to play with. If you feel you are not writing your best 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 Rhythm, Motifs, Pitch, Chords & Prosody (melody matching the music) as well as a simple guide to reading sheet music, music theory & much, much more!

    The extensively researched, professionally presented series will include the following comprehensive Melody Writing classes:

    (05/07/21 – The Power of Melodic Rhythm & Motifs)
    12/07/21 – Scales of Emotion – Melodic Note Choices
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/melodic-note-choices/
    19/07/21 – Chord Colours & Effective Progressions
    https://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/chord-progressions/
    26/07/21 – 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 your ideas in Melody & Harmony.

    The cost of the remaining sessions is £60 but if you sign up for the early-bird price 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/
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Testimonials from previous attendees:
    “A really helpful, eye-opening course, full of great ideas, tips & tricks”

    "Opened up music theory, ear-training & encouraged me to learn an instrument"

    “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.”

    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
    • 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 ☺

  • WRITE GREAT MELODIES: Scales of Emotion - Melodic Note Choices

    Do you want to learn how to construct strong, expressive, powerful melodies?
    This week we'll demystify the essential scales you need to create melodies & explain the different qualities of each note. Understanding how these really work will speed up your writing exponentially & remove the guesswork that self-taught musicians often rely on.

    NOTE: You may need some knowledge of Music Theory to follow this session.

    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:

    (05/07/21 – Develop your Melodies with Rhythm & Motifs)
    12/07/21 – Scales of Emotion - Melodic Note Choices
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/melodic-note-choices/
    19/07/21 - Chord Colours & Effective Progressions
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/chord-progressions/
    26/07/21 – Supercharge your Melodies with Pitch & Prosody
    http://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/

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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."

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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 ☺

  • WRITE GREAT MELODIES - 4 Week Evening Course - Mon 5, 12, 19, 26/07/21

    Do you want to learn how to construct strong, expressive, powerful melodies?

    This unique interactive 4-part presentation series with practical exercises will cover the techniques of Melody, Harmony & Hook 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 as we often have relatively few notes to play with. If you feel you are not writing your best 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 Rhythm, Motifs, Pitch, Chords & Prosody (melody matching the music) as well as a simple guide to reading sheet music, music theory & much, much more!

    The series will include the following comprehensive Melody Writing classes:

    05/07/21 – The Power of Melodic Rhythm & Motifs
    12/07/21 - Scales of Emotion - Melodic Note Choices
    19/07/21 - Effective Chord Progressions
    26/07/21 – Supercharge your Melodies with Pitch & Prosody

    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 your ideas in Melody & Harmony.

    The cost of the course is £80 but if you sign up for the early-bird price the total is discounted to only £67. There are limited places available for this unique, great value opportunity & tickets are bookable here:
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/4-week-melody-course/
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Testimonials from previous attendees:
    “A really helpful, eye-opening course, full of great ideas, tips & tricks”,
    "Opened up music theory, ear-training & encouraged me to learn an instrument"

    “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.”

    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
    • 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 & The Bracknell 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 ☺

  • WRITE GREAT MELODIES: The Power of Melodic Rhythm & Motifs

    Do you want to learn how to construct strong, expressive, powerful melodies?

    In Week 1 we'll cover the essential topics of Motif and Rhythmic Development in Melody and Hook writing - an ear & eye-opening session for all attendees with fascinating insights into the songs you love.

    Our unique interactive 4-part presentation series with practical exercises will cover the techniques of Melody, Harmony & Hook 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 Melody Writing classes:

    05/07/21 – The Power of Melodic Rhythm & Motifs
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/melodic-rhythm/
    12/07/21 - Scales of Emotion - Melodic Note Choices
    19/07/21 - Effective Chord Progressions
    26/07/21 – Supercharge your Melodies with Pitch & Prosody

    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.

    Each session is £20 but you can book all four now for a comprehensive experience at just £67:
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/4-week-melody-course/

    There are limited places available for this unique, great value opportunity
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Testimonials from previous attendees:
    “A really helpful, eye-opening course, full of great ideas, tips & tricks”
    "Opened up music theory, ear-training & encouraged me to learn an instrument"

    “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.”

    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 ☺

  • WRITE GREAT LYRICS: Wordplay & Singability

    Online event

    Do you want to learn the Songcraft Secrets of writing Powerful Lyrics?

    This week we'll cover how to use Wordplay to add that Special Professional Sauce to your songs & above all make them Singable. Learn how the best writers use these techniques to sound authoritative, hip & wise.

    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):

    (07/06/21 - Simple Singable Language, Structure & The BIG Idea!)
    (14/06/21 – Develop your Lyrics with Imagery, Storytelling & Rhyme)
    21/06/21 – 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 the day before the session.

    There is more than enough information for each week to be taken as a standalone session at £20 - use checkout code LYRIC2021 for a 15% discount on each class.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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, 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 ☺

  • WRITE GREAT LYRICS: Imagery & Storytelling

    Online event

    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):

    (07/06/21 - Simple Singable Language, Structure & The BIG Idea!)
    14/06/21 – Develop your Lyrics with Imagery, Storytelling & Rhyme
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/imagery-storytelling/
    21/06/21 – 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 the day before the session.

    There is more than enough information for each week to be taken as a standalone session at £20 - use checkout code LYRIC2021 for a 15% discount on each class.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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, 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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  • WRITE GREAT LYRICS – 3 Week Evening Course - 7, 14 & 21/06/21 (Mondays)

    Discover the Songcraft Secrets of Powerful Lyrics.

    These 3 fully interactive presentations with exercises will inspire you with tools to Plan, Progress and Perfect the lyrics of your songs in any genre, from deceptively Simple Language to Sophisticated Wordplay.

    The series includes the following comprehensive Lyric Writing sessions (book at the link below):

    07/06/21 - Simple Singable Language, Structure & The BIG Idea!
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/lyrics-the-big-idea/
    14/06/21 – Develop your Lyrics with Imagery, Storytelling & Rhyme
    21/06/21 – Transform your Lyrics with Wordplay & Prosody

    There is more than enough information each week to be taken as a standalone session at £20.

    Or sign up for all 3 sessions & the total is an early-bird £47, a 22% discount for this Meetup Group:
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/lyric-writing-3-week/

    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 each session.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    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, 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 at The Bracknell Jazz Festival

    • 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 ☺

  • WRITE GREAT LYRICS: Simple Singable Language, Structure & The BIG Idea!!

    Do you want to learn the Songcraft Secrets of writing Powerful Lyrics?

    This week we will uncover the art of deceptively Simple Lyrics, how to generate not just great song ideas but ones that are 'writable' & how to 'map out' an effective, well-structured, original song.

    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):

    07/06/21 - Simple Singable Language, Structure & The BIG Idea!
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/lyrics-the-big-idea/
    14/06/21 – Develop your Lyrics with Imagery, Storytelling & Rhyme
    21/06/21 – Transform your Lyrics with Wordplay & Prosody

    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 is more than enough information each week to be taken as a standalone session at £20 - however, sign up for all three sessions on this page now and the total is an early-bird £47, a 22% discount for this Meetup Group:
    http://www.londonsongwriters.org/course/lyric-writing-3-week/

    There are limited places available - you will be sent a Zoom link before the session.
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    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”
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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
    • 5 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
    • Owner of Meetup communities with over 6,000 members as featured in 'How To Make It In The New Music Business'
    • Saw The Beatles live ☺