25/08/20 – Write Great Lyrics: Wordplay & Singability


Thu 25th Aug 2020
19:00 – 21:00

Online via Zoom

3 in stock


Do you want to learn the proven techniques for writing powerful lyrics?

This week we’ll cover how to use Wordplay, Rhetoric and other techniques to spice up your songs and above all make them Singable!

This series of 3 fully interactive presentations with practical exercises will help you to start, develop and perfect the lyrics of your songs in any genre & includes the following comprehensive Lyric Writing sessions:

11/08/20 – Generate Ideas, Structure & The Big Idea!
18/08/20 – Develop your Lyrics with Imagery, Storytelling & Rhyme
25/08/20 – 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 and how to include them in your own writing.

These sessions are suitable for songwriters of any experience, 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 and the total is only £47, a 22% discount. There are limited places available:

11, 18 & 25/08/20 – WRITE GREAT LYRICS – 3-Week Evening Course

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 analyzing song structure in order to replicate successful writing techniques”

London Songwriters Teaching


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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 eleven years, including sixteen 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.