October/November 2022 WRITE GREAT MELODIES Course

WRITE GREAT MELODIES

Our unique WRITE GREAT MELODIES – 4 Week Evening Course begins 24th October at 7pm. Join us for four weekly interactive presentations with accompanying practical exercises on Mondays as follows:

24/10/22 – The Power of Melodic Rhythm & Motifs
31/10/22 – Scales of Emotion – Melodic Note Choices
21/11/22 – Chord Colours & Effective Progressions
28/11/22 – Supercharge your Melodies with Pitch & Prosody

WRITE GREAT MELODIES is a comprehensive summary of important songwriting techniques. As lyrics are meant to be sung to a melody, Lyricists would also benefit from the technical knowledge, especially the crucial first week on Melodic Rhythm.

Melody is King so don’t miss out learning the detailed, specific techniques to fully realise your inspiration and skill up for the New Year ahead.

“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”

London Songwriters Write Great Melodies

September 2022 WRITE GREAT LYRICS Course

We are running our fully interactive online Lyrics Evening Course this September.

The 3-part Write Great Lyrics Course starts Monday19th September from 7-9pm. We will cover advanced techniques to make your lyrics truly stand out. From using deceptively Simple Lyrical Language to Sophisticated Wordplay the course will inspire you to Plan, Progress & Perfect your lyrics in any genre. There is more than enough information for each week to be taken as a standalone session at £20 –or book all 3 at £60 £47 for a 22% discount.

19, 26/09 & 03/10/22 – WRITE GREAT LYRICS – 3-Week Evening Course

19/09/22 – Simple Lyrical Language, Structure & The BIG Idea!
26/09/22 – Develop your Lyrics with Imagery, Storytelling & Rhyme
03/10/22 – Transform your Lyrics with Wordplay & Prosody

“Lots of really useful detailed information, delivered in a way that made it both fun and easy to understand.”

 

 

July 2022 WRITE GREAT LYRICS Course

We are running our fully interactive online Lyrics Evening Course this July.

The 3-part Write Great Lyrics Course starts Monday11th July from 7-9pm. We will cover  advanced techniques to make your lyrics truly stand out. From using deceptively Simple Lyrical Language to Sophisticated Wordplay the course will inspire you to Plan, Progress & Perfect your lyrics in any genre. There is more than enough information for each week to be taken as a standalone session at £20 –or book all 3 at £60 £47 for a 22% discount.

11, 18 & 25/05/22 – WRITE GREAT LYRICS – 3-Week Evening Course

11/07/22 – Simple Lyrical Language, Structure & The BIG Idea!
18/07/22 – Develop your Lyrics with Imagery, Storytelling & Rhyme
25/07/22 – Transform your Lyrics with Wordplay & Prosody

“Lots of really useful detailed information, delivered in a way that made it both fun and easy to understand.”

 

 

June WRITE GREAT MELODIES Course

WRITE GREAT MELODIES
Our unique WRITE GREAT MELODIES – 4 Week Evening Course begins 6th June at 7pm. Join us for four weekly interactive presentations with accompanying practical exercises on Mondays as follows:

06/06/22 – The Power of Melodic Rhythm & Motifs
13/06/22 – Scales of Emotion – Melodic Note Choices
20/06/22 – Chord Colours & Effective Progressions
27/06/22 – Supercharge your Melodies with Pitch & Prosody

WRITE GREAT MELODIES is a comprehensive summary of important songwriting techniques. As lyrics are meant to be sung to a melody, Lyricists would also benefit from the technical knowledge, especially the crucial first week on Melodic Rhythm.

Melody is King so don’t miss out learning the detailed, specific techniques to fully realise your inspiration and skill up for the New Year ahead.

“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”

May 2022 WRITE GREAT LYRICS Course

We are running our fully interactive online Lyrics Evening Course this May.

The 3-part Write Great Lyrics Course starts Tuesday 10th May from 7-9pm. It will teach  advanced techniques to make your lyrics truly stand out. From using deceptively Simple Lyrical Language to Sophisticated Wordplay the course will inspire you to Plan, Progress & Perfect your lyrics in any genre. There is more than enough information for each week to be taken as a standalone session at £20 –or book all 3 at £60 £47 for a 22% discount.

10, 17 & 24/05/22 – WRITE GREAT LYRICS – 3-Week Evening Course

“Lots of really useful detailed information, delivered in a way that made it both fun and easy to understand.”

WRITE GREAT LYRICS Course

April Write Great Melodies Course

WRITE GREAT MELODIES
Our unique WRITE GREAT MELODIES – 4 Week Evening Course begins 5th April at 7pm. Join us for four weekly interactive presentations with accompanying practical exercises on Tuesdays as follows:

5/04/22 – The Power of Melodic Rhythm & Motifs
12/04/22 – Scales of Emotion – Melodic Note Choices
19/04/22 – Chord Colours & Effective Progressions
26/04/22 – Supercharge your Melodies with Pitch & Prosody

WRITE GREAT MELODIES is a comprehensive summary of important songwriting techniques. As lyrics are meant to be sung to a melody, Lyricists would also benefit from the technical knowledge, especially the crucial first week on Melodic Rhythm.

Melody is King so don’t miss out learning the detailed, specific techniques to fully realise your inspiration and skill up for the New Year ahead.

“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”

Spring Retreat

Spring Into Your Songwriting!

We have announced a new Spring Peak District Retreat from the 21st to 27th March  2022 with an option for staying until the 28th for free. The ultra low £449 10% discounted price is inclusive of one full week’s accommodation, food and comprehensive songwriting facilitation. The fresh air and stunning views come with the location!

Once again we are supported by PRS and Bursary places are available.

To receive further details please fill out the form to Register your interest for our Spring 2022 Retreat.

Check out the full details and Register Your Interest!

2022

Happy New Year and wishing you all the very best for your songwriting in 2022. Whatever your ambitions, remember it all begins with a song!

2021
On 2nd January I said ‘What are your New Year songwriting resolutions? Mine are to release more of my finished tracks, to write better and better songs and to continue to support other writers.’ Same for 2022 I think!

Last year had its challenges but with your support we ran our monthly Lyric and Melody Writing Evening Courses, Online Retreats, Writing Days, 1-2-1 Mentoring & Song Feedback sessions.

I’m also happy to have finally found the focus to release my ‘Blue Dansette project on London Songwriters Recordings.

Here are your London Songwriters events for January 2022:

Song Clinic
Saturday 8th January at 11am marks the return of our Song Clinic – Detailed Feedback On Your Original Songs sessions, back by popular demand as requested in your recent survey responses.

It consists of small group & professional feedback on one of your songs, submitted as a recording/lyric in advance. As well as constructive feedback on the Lyric, Melody & Harmony, we can also discuss Recording, Releasing & Marketing your music, as some of you have responded to my call last year to get your music out into the world. There are only 8 places.

WRITE GREAT MELODIES
Our unique WRITE GREAT MELODIES – 4 Week Evening Course begins 10th January at 7pm. Join us for four weekly interactive presentations with accompanying practical exercises on Mondays as follows:

10/01/22 – The Power of Melodic Rhythm & Motifs
17/01/22 – Scales of Emotion – Melodic Note Choices
24/01/22 – Chord Colours & Effective Progressions
31/01/22 – Supercharge your Melodies with Pitch & Prosody

WRITE GREAT MELODIES is a comprehensive summary of important songwriting techniques. As lyrics are meant to be sung to a melody, Lyricists would also benefit from the technical knowledge, especially the crucial first week on Melodic Rhythm.

Melody is King so don’t miss out learning the detailed, specific techniques to fully realise your inspiration and skill up for the New Year ahead.

“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”

Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe and I look forward to seeing you in 2022!

End Of Year Lyrics Course

We are running our fully interactive online Lyrics Evening Course this November/December.

The 3-part Write Great Lyrics Course starts Monday 29th November from 7-9pm. It will teach  advanced techniques to make your lyrics truly stand out. From using deceptively Simple Lyrical Language to Sophisticated Wordplay the course will inspire you to Plan, Progress & Perfect your lyrics in any genre. There is more than enough information for each week to be taken as a standalone session at £20 –or book all 3 at £60 £47 for a 22% discount.

29/11, 6 & 20/12/21 – WRITE GREAT LYRICS – 3-Week Evening Course

“Lots of really useful detailed information, delivered in a way that made it both fun and easy to understand.”

 

November Melody Writing Evening Course

We are running a comprehensive fully interactive online Melody Writing Evening Course this November.

Our 4-part WRITE GREAT MELODIES Evening Course will teach basic & advanced techniques to make memorable melodies that stand the test of time. The Course is £20 per standalone session (code MELODY2021 gets you 15% off at checkout) & for a limited time you can book at just £67 for all 4 sessions!

1, 8, 15 & 22/11/21 – WRITE GREAT MELODIES – 4 Week Evening Course

Melanie Bell attended the September 2021 course and has blogged about it on her Inspire Envisioning site:

“I’m glad I took that class.  I learned a lot in a short time and am still unpacking it. I appreciated that Murray believed in his students. He encourages everyone to express themselves and comes from the standpoint that everyone can learn and create.”

Thanks Melanie!

“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”

“Murray’s approach to teaching is wholistic in that not only does he present a concept and define it, but he offers real songs as examples. He proceeds to clearly break down those concepts using the song as a guide or template to illustrate the subject.  I could undoubtedly see from class 1 to 4 how my level of observation, knowledge and application of the concepts increased.”

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.”