Melody, Harmony & Hook Writing 4 Week Evening Course
New Decade, New Skills!
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.
Melody is King! Develop your writing skills as we discuss a wide variety of contemporary and classic songs in multiple genres.
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 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th January 2020 from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm.
8/01/20 – Developing Melodies and Hooks with Rhythmic Motifs
15/01/20 - Melodic Note Choices & Easy Music Theory
22/01/20 - Effective Chord Progressions
29/01/20 – Enhancing your Melodies with Pitch and Prosody
These sessions are suitable for songwriters of all experience levels.
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 2019 early-bird price now the total is discounted by 22% to only £63. There are limited places available so please book in advance.
Testimonials from previous attendees:
"A really helpful, eye-opening course, full of 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”
Also, don’t forget to register your interest for our 10% discounted all-inclusive April 2020 Spring Peak District Retreat:
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 ten years, including fifteen 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.