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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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Toronto, Ontario

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

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English

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Episodes

Writing Songs for Children with Ashley Braga

1/20/2019
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Singer-songwriter and Music Educator Ashley Braga came to visit us again on the tails of her first album for children, Ladder to the Moon. The album features traditional children’s songs with Ashley’s own twists, and totally original songs as well. Ladder to the Moon was produced by Song Talk Radio’s own Neel Modi.… The post Writing Songs for Children with Ashley Braga appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:56:59

Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie review

1/12/2019
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Did you love the new movie Bohemian Rhapsody? Hate it? Something in between? Listen as Bruce, Neel, Phil, Michael, and Vanessa let loose! Hear their takes on the Bryan Singer helmed Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic released in late 2018. While they found much to criticize, they had a few raves too.… The post Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie review appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:01:02:02

The Amazing Christmas Song Draft

12/24/2018
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For our special holiday show we dipped into the vast treaure trove of holiday songs. You’ll hear everything from Run DMC‘s Christmas in Hollis to Frank Loesser‘s Baby it’s Cold Outside. Plus Joni Mitchell, Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Vince Guaraldi, John Prine, and Christmas carols too.… The post The Amazing Christmas Song Draft appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:01:21:34

Frank Horvat and music for Human Rights Defenders

12/2/2018
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Award-winning and critically-acclaimed composer, songwriter, pianist, music educator and frequent Song Talk Radio guest, Frank Horvat returned to the show to talk about his latest project, The Thailand HRDs. Frank wrote 35 two-minute compositions for string quartet, where each movement was written for a Human Rights Defender in Thailand as part of photographer Luke Duggleby’s compelling photo essay., For Those Who Died Trying.… The post Frank Horvat and music for Human Rights Defenders...

Duration:00:56:41

Sintja Baba on her 1st EP

11/26/2018
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Singer songwriter Sintja Baba returned to share some songwriting tips. Sintja fronts Toronto based band THE NAIVE on guitar/vocals/keys, and is the principle song writer. Last year they released their Debut EP “Saw The Sun” followed by single “My Guitar” in July of this year.… The post Sintja Baba on her 1st EP appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:00

The 1st Annual Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts for Songwriters

11/19/2018
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With the holiday season just around the corner, we decided to help you out with some great gift ideas for songwriters and musicians in your life. We put them into four categories: Stocking Stuffers ( 0 – $15)Small Gifts ($15 – $100)Good Gifts ($100 – $300)WOW! … The post The 1st Annual Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gifts for Songwriters appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:01

5-Year Anniversary Spectacular!

11/11/2018
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For our 5-year anniversary, we visited moments past and our favourite bits. Song Talk Radio Superfan Mike MacInnes joined us (for the 5th time!) Listen to the show Some of our favourite theme shows: Songs about Mental HealthKey Modulations with Frank HorvatHow to Start Writing a SongComedy Songs SpecialWrite a song live Rhymes-o-rama special80s90s Canadian Some of our favourite guest shows: Loyrn TaggertBlair Packham’sBrighid FryAlyssa BakerJacob MoonMichelle Thibodeau Daniel Caceres We...

Duration:00:57:25

Writing Jazz Standards: Songwriting Tips with Steven Taetz

11/7/2018
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Jazz songwriter Steven Taetz returns to talk about creating new “Jazz Standards”. Listen to the show: Stuff we talked about: Steven’s first appearanceStevenTaetz.comInstagramTwitterSteven on YouTubeThe Great American Songbook (Wikipedia)More shows about JazzJazz SafarisGet your suggestions in for The First Song Talk Radio Gift GuideSubmit for tracks Buy The Great American Song Book A “Fake Book” with just a lead line and the charts for the songs.… The post Writing Jazz Standards:...

Duration:00:57:28

Making the most of a three-chord song

10/23/2018
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On this program Bruce, Neel, and Phil, (and Linda) each brought a three-chord song to share. We looked at what each song needed to do (if anything) to compensate for the lack of chord diversity. We talked about: Now You’re LeavingThe JokerBBCStreet Spirit Listen to the whole show The lyrics Download the chord/lyric sheets to follow along: Ming-Tea-BBC Now-You’re-Leaving_Lyrics Radiohead-Street-Spirit The-Joker… The post Making the most of a three-chord song appeared first on Song...

Duration:00:57:34

Songwriting App Review Show – Part 2

10/21/2018
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The Song Talk Team reviews songwriting apps, with special guest Allister Bradley, who went above the call of duty and showed up on crutches! Listen to the show We talked about: MasterWriterMusic Memos … The post Songwriting App Review Show – Part 2 appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:58:31

Beginners’ Corner: Different ways to start to write a song when you have no inspiration

10/14/2018
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The team shares tips on the different ways you can start a song. Guitarists Picture Chord Encyclopedia Listen to the show … The post Beginners’ Corner: Different ways to start to write a song when you have no inspiration appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:58:44

Eric Walker, jazz/pop/blues fusion

10/10/2018
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Eric Walker is a singer/songwriter from Toronto and a member of the blakeley walker band. He was a founding member of the Toronto Songwriters Association which has met the second Saturday of the month for the past 17 years. We talked about: Harry BelafonteAndy Krehm … The post Eric Walker, jazz/pop/blues fusion appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:16

Marlon Chaplin on his new record, The Circle

9/30/2018
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Toronto native Marlon Chaplin returned to Song Talk Radio following the release of his new album, The Circle. He was joined by Sintja Baba for a live performance of Take Me There. Patrick Ballantyne filled in for Bruce – thanks Patrick!… The post Marlon Chaplin on his new record, The Circle appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:55:46

Canadian songwriters rock the nineties

9/18/2018
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Maybe you didn’t ask for it but we did it anyway – the 90’s song draft – this time with Canadian songwriters. Blair Packham sat in for a sick Bruce, Vanessa joined the gang for her song picks, and much fun was had.… The post Canadian songwriters rock the nineties appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:15

Harpin’ Norm: songwriting with a harmonica

9/10/2018
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Virtuoso harmonica player and singer-songwriter Harpin’ Norm Lucien joined us to talk about two of his songs and why you need many, many harmonicas, ideally on a Batman-style utility belt. Sherry Jacoby filled in for Neel – thanks Sherry! We talked about: How to Approach the Media Listen to the whole show: Download the lyrics for I Wish I was the Strongest Man and Strong Enough for Love … The post Harpin’ Norm: songwriting with a harmonica appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce,...

Duration:00:57:27

Collaborating for the Good Stuff: Richard Hunting & David Meirovich

9/3/2018
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Songwriter Richard Hunting and songwriter guitarist David Meirovich met at the Songwriters Meetup and started to work together. Listen to the show: What we talked about: https://www.facebook.com/RichardHuntingMusic/https://www.facebook.com/RichardHunting95https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo-WaQPdbGHA3A-zEr9aKRQhttps://soundcloud.com/richardhuntingAnd-I-Will-Do LyricsAll-Alone Lyrics … The post Collaborating for the Good Stuff: Richard Hunting & David Meirovich appeared first on Song Talk...

Duration:00:57:17

All about Modes with Jeff Alan Greenway

8/27/2018
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Composer, singer-songwriter, and piano virtuoso Jeff Alan Greenway joined us to talk about musical modes — what they are and how they are used in songs. Jeff went through each mode and sang a well-known song live with his piano. Listen to the whole show: Additional resources about modes: https://ledgernote.com/columns/music-theory/musical-modes-explained/ http://openmusictheory.com/scales2.html http://openmusictheory.com/popRockHarmony-EverettSystem2.html Here’s an easy to understand...

Duration:00:57:16

All about the Songwriters Association of Canada

8/14/2018
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The Songwriters Association of Canada (S.A.C.) is a Canadian organization dedicated exclusively to Canadian composers, lyricists and songwriters. Their mission is to develop and protect the creative and business environments for songwriters in Canada and around the world. Have a listen to Patrick Ballantyne, Chairman of the Board, Mike, Music Marketing Coordinator and Shri, International Communications Coordinator, Fair Trade Music International.… The post All about the Songwriters...

Duration:00:58:16

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, and be sure to check out this super interesting video about the happy accident that resulted in the iconic gated snare sound of the 80s: A big shout-out to The Incomparable Podcast where we got the idea for the draft show from!… The post Where’s My Hair...

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