6,13,20,27/05/20 – Melody, Harmony & Hook Writing 4 Week Evening Course

£80.00 £67.00

Wed 6th May 2020
Wed 13th May 2020
Wed 20th May 2020
Wed 27th May 2020
19:00 – 21:00 BST


Online via Zoom


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Do you want to learn the techniques that will maximise the impact of your melodies?

In this four-part interactive 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.

We’ll delve deeply into essential topics, basic & advanced, such as using Rhythmic Hooks, Motifs, Pitch, Chords & Riffs as well as a simple guide to reading scores, music theory & much much more!

The series will include the following comprehensive Melody Writing classes on Wednesday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th May 2020 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm BST.

6/05/20 – Melody & Hook Writing: Developing Melodies and Hooks with Rhythmic Motifs
13/05/20 – Melody & Hook Writing: Melodic Note Choices
20/05/20 – Melody & Hook Writing: Effective Chord Progressions
27/05/20 – Melody & Hook Writing: Enhancing your Melodies with Pitch and Prosody

In songwriting Melody is King & so, over four weeks, we’ll extensively analyse both contemporary & classic songs, looking at what they have in common and what makes different genres unique.

These sessions are suitable for songwriters of all experience levels.

The price of the course is £80 but if you sign up for the early-bird price the total is discounted by 15% to only £67. There are limited places available so please book in advance.

Testimonials from previous attendees:
“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. It was just what I was looking for”

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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 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.