Lyrics & Melody Evening Courses

We have run comprehensive three and four-part Melody & Lyric Writing Evening Courses in Central London & now interactively online for the last two years.

The Write Great Lyrics course covers the techniques to write powerful lyrics & consists of a series of 3 fully interactive 2 hour presentations with practical exercises that will inspire you to Plan, Progress & Perfect the lyrics of your songs in any genre.

It includes the following comprehensive Lyric Writing classes:

Generate Ideas, Structure & The Big Idea!
Develop your Lyrics with Imagery, Storytelling & Rhyme
Transform your Lyrics with Wordplay & Singability

Stay tuned for the next run of the course.

The Write Great Melodies course covers the specific techniques to write powerful melodies & consists of a series of 4 fully interactive 2 hour presentations with practical exercises. It covers the basic & advanced techniques of Melody, Harmony & Hook Writing – you’ll learn the elements of what makes a great melody & how to incorporate them into your own songs.

It includes the following comprehensive Melody Writing classes:

Developing Melodies & Hooks with Rhythmic Motifs
Melodic Note Choices
Effective Chord Progressions
Supercharge your Melodies with Pitch & Prosody

The next run is in September 2020:
8, 15, 22 & 29/9 – WRITE GREAT MELODIES – 4 Week Evening Course
London Songwriters Evening CoursesTestimonials from previous attendees:
“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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Murray Webster has taught London Songwriters Evening Courses & Workshops for the last eleven years, including sixteen highly successful week-long Countryside Songwriting Retreats. He has a Masters Degree in Songwriting, a PTLLS Teaching Qualification as a Community Music Leader and has mentored young people in music skills for NCS – The Challenge.

He has a wealth of 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.).

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.