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!

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.

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!