Are you truly maximising the impact of your melodies? In this four-part course with practical exercises we’ll cover the essentials of Melody, Harmony & Hook Writing – you’ll learn the elements of what makes a great melody & invaluable advice on each of those elements that contribute to a balanced whole.
Develop your Melody writing as we discuss a wide variety of contemporary and classic songs in multiple genres. We’ll delve deeply into essential topics, such as using Rhythm, Motifs, Pitch, Chords & Riffs as well as a simple guide to reading music & much much more!
The series will include the following comprehensive Melody Writing classes on Wednesday 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th January 2020 from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm.
8/01/20 – Melody & Hook Writing: Developing Melodies and Hooks with Rhythmic Motifs
15/01/20 – Melody & Hook Writing: Melodic Note Choices
22/01/20 – Melody & Hook Writing: Effective Chord Progressions & Riffs
29/01/20 – Melody & Hook Writing: Enhancing your Melodies with Pitch and Prosody
We will extensively analyse both contemporary & classic popular songs, looking at what they have in common & crucially what makes different genres unique.
These sessions are suitable for all songwriters, whether lyricists or composers. Tea, coffee, water & other beverages will be provided free of charge & the nearest tubes are Moorgate & Liverpool Street.
The price of the course is £80 but if you sign up for the early-bird now the total is discounted by 22% to only £63. There are limited places available so please book in advance.
Testimonials from previous attendees:
“Some absolutely fascinating insights that I will draw on as I take my songwriting forward”
“Really enjoyed it – lots of value for money and will definitely be coming back for more!”
“You are a gifted teacher and presenter, your enthusiasm is definitely inspiring to be around”
Also, don’t forget to register your interest for our 15% discounted all-inclusive April 2020 Spring Peak District Retreat:
DATE AND TIME
Wed 8th January 2020
Wed 15th January 2020
Wed 22nd January 2020
Wed 29th January 2020
18:15 – 20:00
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 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.