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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.

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English

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4165344273


Episodes

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

Randy Newman’s “Cowboy” & “Somewhere” West Side Story dissected with Patrick Ballantyne

3/17/2018
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Patrick Ballantyne stopped by to pull apart two of his fav songs. The open and emotive Cowboy by Randy Newman, and “Somewhere” from West Side Story. Stuff we talked about: Patrick Ballantyne’s websiteRandy Newman “Cowboy” LyricsSomewhere LyricsNorthwood RecordsWest Side StoryRandy NewmanLeonard BernsteinSomewhere TAB11 o’clock number How can you say this ain’t funny?… The post Randy Newman’s “Cowboy” & “Somewhere” West Side Story dissected with Patrick Ballantyne appeared first on Song...

Duration:00:58:47

Robert Priest – how to write songs for children

3/6/2018
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We had the pleasure of having the prolific Toronto poet, novelist, and singer/songwriter Robert Priest (with David Hynes on guitar) back in the studio to share a couple of his children’s songs. We talked about… … The post Robert Priest – how to write songs for children appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:55

Bridging Jazz and Pop with Sean Bertram

3/4/2018
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Sean Bertram returned to the show following the release of his debut album, The Right Place. We talked about: Taming Your GremlinThe Right PlaceAllister Bradley Listen to the show https://s3.amazonaws.com/songtalk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-211-Sean-Bertram.mp3 Download the lyrics for Caroline and I Think Too Much Watch the live performance … The post Bridging Jazz and Pop with Sean Bertram appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:54

On composing jazz songs with Paul Novotny

2/25/2018
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Paul Novotny, (Native home-Peterborough-1958) is a composer, bassist, producer and engineer. He is the bassist on the international runaway hit video-game, CUPHEAD—over 50’000 sales in 2017. As a producer, his record label has achieved 3 Juno nominations and one Juno win for Joe Sealy’s Africville Suite.… The post On composing jazz songs with Paul Novotny appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:55

How to write a break-up song

2/13/2018
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True to form for Song Talk Radio, the day before Valentine’s Day seemed a good day to talk about break-up songs. So Phil brought “Operator (That’s Not the Way It Feels)” by Jim Croce, Neel chose “One More Minute” by “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bruce performed a new original tune “I Don’t Love You Anymore”, and Vanessa selected “White Blank Page” by the band Mumford & Sons.… The post How to write a break-up song appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration:00:57:46

Gravely James: Rockin’ the blues with soul

2/9/2018
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Blues-rock-soul singer-songwriter Gravely James shares his journey from a trumpet-playing kid to a kickin’ singer-songwriter. He also treated us to two incredibly energetic performances of his songs. We talked about: Song StudioMore Bad News and the Horns from HellBlood Sweat and Tears12-bar bluestimbrel variety has changed in recordings over the years Download the lyrics for Farewell Anita and Snapchat Lady Listen to the whole...

Duration:00:57:30

Deep Dive: Penny Lane & Strawberry Fields – how do they work? with Blair Packham

2/3/2018
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Songwriting master Blair Packham stopped by and we gave a deep dive on The Beatles Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane. Friend of the show Mike Macinnes sat in for Bruce. Stuff we talked about: Candy Flip’s version of Strawberry FieldsPenny Lane Lyrics & Chords at UltimateGuitar.comStrawberry Fields Lyrics & Chords at UltimateGuitar.comBlair’s websiteBlair’s new CD Unpopular Pop at iTunes – But it now! … The post Deep Dive: Penny Lane & Strawberry Fields – how do they work? with Blair...

Duration:00:57:30