In this interactive presentation you will learn the essential elements of what makes a great melody as well as invaluable advice on how each of those elements contributes to a balanced whole.
It is the second module of our Songwriting Summary Series, primarily aimed at beginner and intermediate songwriters. Previous attendees commented: “A fantastic talk. Full of useful information!”
It is a big subject and so is split into two weekly sessions but there will be more than enough information for each week to stand alone.
In Week 2 we will summarise Week 1, continue our melodic analysis of classic and contemporary songs and crucially how melody interacts with harmony (chords) via some (essential but non-scary) Music Theory 101.
Tea, coffee and water will be provided free of charge.
There are only 12 places available so please book in advance.
Nearest tubes are Southwark, Waterloo or Blackfriars.
Tue 18th December 2018
18:15 – 20:00 BST
WeWork South Bank
22 Upper Ground
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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 Astoria, The Hammersmith Palais, The Forum, The WAG Club, The 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. 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.