07/07/20 – Melody & Hook Writing: Effective Chord Progressions


Tue 7th July 2020
7:00 to 9:00 pm BST

Online via Zoom



Do you want to learn to write amazing melodies?

This week we’ll look at how your choice of chords interacts with 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.

Our presentation series with practical exercises covers the essentials of Melody, Harmony & Hook Writing – you’ll learn the elements of what makes a great melody & how to apply them to your own writing.

There is more than enough information each week to be taken as a standalone session at £20 each. Sign up for all three sessions here & the total is discounted by 22% to only £47: http://bit.ly/LSMelody3Part

The series will include the following comprehensive Melody Writing classes:

30/06/20 – Melody & Hook Writing: Melodic Note Choices
07/07/20 – Melody & Hook Writing: Effective Chord Progressions
14/07/20 – Melody & Hook Writing: Supercharge your Melodies with Pitch and Prosody

We will extensively analyse both contemporary and classic melodies, looking at what they have in common & crucially what makes them different.

These sessions are suitable for songwriters of all experience levels – there are limited places available.

Testimonials from previous attendees:
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 analyzing song structure in order to replicate successful writing techniques.

“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”

Also, don’t forget to register your interest for our 10% discounted all-inclusive October 2020 Autumn Peak District Retreat:


GuitarMan full

Murray Webster has over 40 years experience as a multi-genre songwriter, having performed at some of the most prestigious music venues including The AstoriaThe Hammersmith PalaisThe ForumThe WAG ClubThe Mint (LA) and Douglas Corner Cafe (Nashville). Plus Radio and TV appearances on the Gilles Peterson and Gary Crowley shows and Channel 4 documentaries on The Soho Jazz Festival supporting Courtney Pine. He has recorded and filmed with producer Marius de Vries (Madonna, Bjork, John Legend, David Bowie etc.).

He has taught monthly London Songwriters workshops for the last nine years, including twelve highly successful week-long Countryside Songwriting Retreats. He has a Masters Degree in Songwriting, a PTLLS qualification as a Community Music Leader and has mentored young people in music skills for NCS – The Challenge.

His self-produced tracks feature on CD-released albums commemorating the Shakespeare 400 centenary as well as World Cup and Christmas compilations, being part of a project series featured in The Guinness Book Of Records, as well as single and album releases on CBS Records. He also has self-released tracks on all digital platforms.