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A show for songwriters with songwriters talking to other songwriters about the craft of songwriting.

A show for songwriters with songwriters talking to other songwriters about the craft of songwriting.
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Location:

Toronto, Ontario

Description:

A show for songwriters with songwriters talking to other songwriters about the craft of songwriting.

Language:

English

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4165344273


Episodes

Where’s My Hair Gel? The Best of the 80’s Draft

8/12/2018
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Carmen Toth stopped by to play our first attempt at a “Best Songs of the 80’s” Draft! Phil’s better half, Heather, volunteered to keep score: Bruce 8, Carmen 9, Neel 9, Phil 9. Listen to the episode: Let us know your fav 80s songs… The post Where’s My Hair Gel? The Best of the 80’s Draft appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:56:40

Michael Thorner turns a webcast into an album

7/31/2018
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Toronto singer/songwriter Michael Thorner dropped by the studio for a chat about his music. He brought two catchy tunes from his recent webcast/album release The ehMTee Show; Don’t Let it Go and Point Edward Fair. We talked about: orchestral popPoint Edward … The post Michael Thorner turns a webcast into an album appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:26

The show with more cowbell!

7/30/2018
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OK, so we’ve got a thing for the cowbell. Or maybe that was just Phil. In any case, the under-appreciated cowbell gets the most love it’s had since Christopher Walken’s fever. We talked about: … The post The show with more cowbell! appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:58:12

Exploring Reggae influenced songs with Fergus Hambleton (revised)

7/23/2018
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Satellites front man and singer songwriter Fergus Hambleton stopped by and shared some reggae influenced tunes. Listen to the show: … The post Exploring Reggae influenced songs with Fergus Hambleton (revised) appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:14

Exploring Reggae influenced songs with Fergus Hambleton

7/19/2018
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Satellites frontman and singer songwriter Fergus Hambleton stopped by and shared some reggae influenced tunes. Listen to the show: … The post Exploring Reggae influenced songs with Fergus Hambleton appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:58:12

Blending Jazz and Soul with Avery Raquel

7/9/2018
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Teen-aged jazz/soul superstar Avery Raquel joined us to talk about moving from covers of jazz standards to her own blend of jazz and soul to better connect with her audience. We talked about: … The post Blending Jazz and Soul with Avery Raquel appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:15

Dokter Nomi – writing the pop song

6/19/2018
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What a pleasure to have Dokter Nomi back in the studio to share his hooky pop tunes. This time, one of them was produced by our very own Neel Modi. During the show we talked about: KamloopsParty in NYCnursery rhymesSongwriters’ MeetUpFallen Star Listen to the whole show https://s3.amazonaws.com/songtalk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-227-Doktor-Nomi.mp3 Dokter Nomi’s lyrics Dokter-Nomi-Party-in-NYC-Lyrics Fallen-Star… The post Dokter Nomi – writing the pop song...

Duration:01:13:56

Fathers Day Special with Allister Bradley and Sean Bertram

6/17/2018
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For a special Father’s Day episode, we invited father and son Allister Bradley and Sean Bertram to share their experiences working on music together and independently. Friend of the show Dave Miner filled in for Neel – thanks Dave! We talked about: HolesKey modulating Listen to the show https://s3.amazonaws.com/songtalk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-226-Allister-Bradley-Sean-Bertram-01.mp3 Download the lyrics for I’m No Good for You and Still Wild… The post...

Duration:01:58:27

Dean Hajas exploring songwriting strategies

6/11/2018
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Songwriter Dean Hajas stopped by and talked about grabbing inspiration and making a career in music. We talked about Dana-Keith-Dean-Hajas-22I-Cry22Secure Our Streaming Rates and Royalties 4 Canadian MusiciansRecommended reading: The Talent Code: Greatness Isnt Born. … The post Dean Hajas exploring songwriting strategies appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:59:30

All about hip hop with iLLvibe

5/29/2018
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Toronto-based hip hop recording artist iLLvibe dropped by to share his music and his thoughts. Runner up to Drake for Toronto Rapper of the Year in 2016 and winner on “Canada’s Smartest Person” it was indeed an entertaining and informative hour!… The post All about hip hop with iLLvibe appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:01:00:02

All About Key Modulations with Frank Horvat

5/28/2018
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Good friend, manic composer, and musically big brained Frank Horvat joined us to talk all about key modulations, with three example songs. We talked about: chromatic alterationcircle of fifthspivot chords … The post All About Key Modulations with Frank Horvat appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:59:51

DAHLIA, long-term views on writing songs

5/21/2018
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Songwriter DAHLIA stopped by after her tour in India to talk songwriting. Listen to the episode: https://s3.amazonaws.com/songtalk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-222-.mp3 What we talked about: Jule’s first singleRick Beato “Why makes this song great?”www.dahliamusic.cawww.twitter.com/dahliamusicnowwww.facebook.com/dahliamusicnowwww.youtube.com/c/dahliamusicnowwww.soundcloud.com/dahliamusicnow Download the...

Duration:01:06:42

Songs about mental health

5/8/2018
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It was Canadian Mental Health Week’s 66th year and we thought we’d put a spotlight on songs that talk about the challenges of maintaining mental health. According to The Canadian Mental Health Association, “Mental health is about more than mental illness.… The post Songs about mental health appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:58:13

Songwriting across nations and cultures with Amanie Illfated

5/7/2018
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South Sudan-born, Toronto-based indie fusion singer, model and writer Amanie Illfated joined us to talk about her songwriting journeys across nations and cultures. Guest host and singer-songwriter Kayt Lucas filled in for Phil – thanks Kayt! We talked about: … The post Songwriting across nations and cultures with Amanie Illfated appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:58:20

Angela Saini: on preproduction, songwriting and being memorable

4/30/2018
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Singer/songwriter Angela Sani returns with a couple of great tunes and some pretty in depth talk about songwriting concepts. Listen to the full show https://s3.amazonaws.com/songtalk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-219-Angela-Saini.mp3 Stuff we talked about: Angela’s first appearance on Song Talk Radiohttps://www.angelasaini.com/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roncesvalles,_Toronto … The post Angela Saini: on preproduction, songwriting and being memorable...

Duration:00:58:23

Rhyme-a-rama with Blair Packham!

4/17/2018
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We figured it was time to talk about rhyme; a cornerstone of songwriting. So we invited one of our favourite singer/songwriters – Blair Packham – to take a closer listen to songs with a plethora of rhymes and one with virtually none!… The post Rhyme-a-rama with Blair Packham! appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:01:00:02

Paul Lamarche – writing hooks and sailing the seven seas

4/16/2018
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Drummer, songwriter and guitarist Paul Lemarche stopped by to trade songwriting tips. We talked about MEET-ME-HALFWAY-lyricsMAKE-IT-GOOD-lyricsCakewalks SONAR DAW now freeeasyDNS.com Listen to the show: https://s3.amazonaws.com/songtalk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-217-Paul-Lamarche.mp3… The post Paul Lamarche – writing hooks and sailing the seven seas appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:01:01:11

Songs by the Hosts Special

4/8/2018
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For this special episode, each of the Song Talk Radio hosts shared one of their own songs for discussion. We talked about: Hall & Oates song I Can’t Go For ThatComedy Songs episodetwo Beatles songsNeel’s song example Listen to the show https://s3.amazonaws.com/songtalk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-216-team-songs.mp3 The Songs … The post Songs by the Hosts Special appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:01:01:15

Songwriting with a purpose; Rebecca Lappa

3/27/2018
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Part way through her cross-country tour which began in her hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, singer/songwriter Rebecca Lappa stopped in at the Song Talk Radio studio to share two original songs. She was accompanied on piano by the talented musician Nick Samoil.… The post Songwriting with a purpose; Rebecca Lappa appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:23

Comedy Songs Special (a.k.a. How to be a funny songwriter)

3/26/2018
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We got our funny on by looking at what makes comedy songs tick. Friend of the show Mike MacInnes “Phil’d” in for Phil. Thanks Mike! And our own tech person, Linda Lavender, treated us to a live comedy song she just wrote – great stuff Linda!… The post Comedy Songs Special (a.k.a. How to be a funny songwriter) appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:55