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Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel

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Toronto, Ontario

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Pop songwriting with Amir Brandon

8/6/2017
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Pop music singer-songwriter Amir Brandon joined us to talk about two of his upcoming songs, working with producer Thomas McKay, and the stories behind his songs. We also talked about: … The post Pop songwriting with Amir Brandon appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:55


Nolan Hubbard and his happy summer tunes

7/24/2017
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Singer/songwriter Nolan Hubbard, originally from Gananoque, Ontario, brought us some summer sunlight through his stories and two of his catchy, tuneful songs – “Today” and “Sandbanks”. In this informative and entertaining program we talked about: Douglas RomanowMetalworksHype Music … The post Nolan Hubbard and his happy summer tunes appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:54


Chord-based and conversational songwriting with Sean Bertram

7/18/2017
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Up and coming singer-songwriter and Humber College music student Sean Bertram joined us to talk about his education and his chord-based approach to songwriting. Blair Packham subbed in for Phil – thanks Blair! We talked about: … The post Chord-based and conversational songwriting with Sean Bertram appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:55


How to write songs with a looper pedal with Rachel Raditz

7/10/2017
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The very talented singer-songwriter and improvisational artist Rachel Raditz brought one song to Song Talk Radio that she had written previously. The other she made up on the spot in the middle of the program. “Back in Hali” about a friendship that might be more set in Halifax had an unconventional structure and a melody that grabbed us by the ears.… The post How to write songs with a looper pedal with Rachel Raditz appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:53


Bridging classical and modern idioms with Jenny Perez

7/7/2017
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Jenny Perez is a classically trained pianist and vocalist. She’s recently begun her journey as a singer-songwriter, bringing her classic flavours to her modern songwriting. For this show, Jenny was accompanied by Sherry Jacoby on guitar and backup vocals. We talked about: … The post Bridging classical and modern idioms with Jenny Perez appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:58:00


Special Pride Theme Show

6/23/2017
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To celebrate Pride in Toronto this week, we brought in five LGBTQ-themed songs to play and talk about. The songs spanned from 1983 to 2017, and included a diverse range of songwriters and topics. Musical book writer Stephen Witkin joined us for the show.… The post Special Pride Theme Show appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:48


How to get noticed by a music publisher with Vincent Degiorgio

6/16/2017
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Vincent Degiorgio, president of CYMBA Music publishing, joined us to tell tales and give tips to songwriters on getting your songs published. We talked about: Jason Blume – 6 Steps to Songwriting Success Listen to the show http://songtalk.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-176-Vincent-Degiorgio.mp3 … The post How to get noticed by a music publisher with Vincent Degiorgio appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:36


Pop songwriting with feeling with Lora Ryan

6/6/2017
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Pop singer-songwriter Lora Ryan joined us with her guitarist Andrew Scott to share two songs and talk about her songwriting process. Singer/songwriter Lora Ryan is poised to make some noise in the independent music scene. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, she recently relocated to the Hollywood of Canada: Toronto, Ontario. … The post Pop songwriting with feeling with Lora Ryan appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:58:27


Bob Wiseman on pushing your songwriting envelope

5/27/2017
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Producer, composer and Blue Rodeo founder, Bob Wiseman stopped by to share tips on pushing your songwriting approach to get out of a songwriting rut. Listen to the episode here: http://songtalk.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-173-Bob-Wiseman.mp3 Some stuff we talked about: BobWiseman.comBob Wiseman on WikipediaDownload lyrics for “The Reform Party at Burning Manmothfaceatyahoo.caThe new Songwriters Meetup PageBob Wiseman’s facebook page … The...

Duration: 00:57:47


All about the pre-chorus

5/22/2017
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The show you’ve all been waiting for…or maybe that was just Neel. The Song Talk Radio Team tackles the subject of the pre-chorus; what it is, what it does for a song, and why have one? Singer/songwriter Melanie Peterson joined us to perform one of her songs as an example, “Been So Long.” To add a few more examples to the mix, Phil brought “Buddy Holly“, a short catchy tune by Weezer, Bruce brought Beige Shelter‘s latest release “Light Your Way” (by Adi Aman and Neel Modi), , and Neel...

Duration: 00:58:01


Waxing poetic with Stacey Dowswell

5/14/2017
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Singer-songwriter Stacey Dowswell joined us to talk about her literature-inspired and poetic take on songwriting with two original songs, Ties that Bind and Wax Wings. We talked about: Poetic vs. more straight forward lyricsHow to add complexity to a simple 1-4-5 chord progressionHow to incorporate a clicheContrast and spaceUsing dynamics in your performanceThe benefits of noodling around to start a song Check out Stacey’s EP release show at The Painted Lady in Toronto on June 15,...

Duration: 00:57:49


Patrick Ballantyne – master songwriter

5/3/2017
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Popular guest co-host and guest on Song Talk Radio, Patrick Ballantyne dropped by the studio to share two of his well-crafted songs. “Where Things Used to Be” is great example of the skillful combination of melody, structure, and lyrics to evoke a strong feeling of longing in the listener.… The post Patrick Ballantyne – master songwriter appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:58:17


Industrial music according to Scrape

4/26/2017
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The Song Talk Radio team of Bruce, Neel, and Phil received an education in Industrial music with Eric Scrape. Here’s some of what you can learn by listening to the show: Electronic Body MusicDigital Audio Workstationsquantize Have a listen right here! … The post Industrial music according to Scrape appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:56


Creating your own Songwriter’s Meetup Group

4/24/2017
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This week, Bruce, Neel and Phil discussed their roles as Co-Organizers of the Songwriter’s Cafe Meetup group in Toronto. We also featured songs from some of our guests who we discovered at the meetup. We talked about: meetup.com Listen to the whole show http://songtalk.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-168-Songwriters-Meetup.mp3… The post Creating your own Songwriter’s Meetup Group appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:49


Commanding pop songwriting with the Command Sisters

4/17/2017
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Young pop sensations the Command Sisters (Charlotte and Sarah) joined us to talk about writing as a sibling duo and working with producers. Patrick Ballantyne filled in for Bruce. We also talked about: Book of Mormon … The post Commanding pop songwriting with the Command Sisters appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:54


Doin’ that Blues Thang with Emily Mac

4/8/2017
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Emily Mac is a singer-songwriter and a regular at our Songwriter’s Roundtable Meetup. She joined us with piano player Joel to perform and talk about two of her songs, Back to the Rhythm and When It’s Gone. Special guest host Carmen Toth filled in for Neel.… The post Doin’ that Blues Thang with Emily Mac appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:58:04


Eric Sorenson Returns

4/4/2017
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Old friend of the show, Eric Sorenson stops by to share a couple of his songs off his upcoming release. Mr Dave Miner sat in for Phil too! Listen to the show: http://songtalk.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-164-Eric-Sorenson.mp3 Stuff we talked about: Go-LyricsDirections-lyricswww.G3NERIC.cominstagram.com/g3n3r1ctwitter.com/G3NERIC … The post Eric Sorenson Returns appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:52


Why work with a producer? with Braeden Mitchell

3/15/2017
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Braeden Mitchell returned to Song Talk Radio for his third visit and contributed to a very lively and informative discussion of songwriting and recording. He shared two songs with us, Glory Days and Everyday Girl, both from his upcoming EP release.… The post Why work with a producer? with Braeden Mitchell appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:56


Writing blue-eyed soul with Jeremy Voltz

3/13/2017
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Crazy talented Jeremy Voltz joined us with his Stevie Wonder inspired, but totally original songs, In the Clear and Wrong With Me. We talked about: CounterMeasurehow to write lyrics sheets that don’t suck101 Songwriting Wrongs and How to Right Them Listen to the show http://songtalk.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Song-Talk-Radio-Episode-162-Jeremy-Voltz.mp3 Download the lyrics In the Clear Wrong with Me Watch the live performances Connect with Jeremy Artist...

Duration: 00:57:57


Electronic music creation with Audio Insurgency

2/25/2017
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Toronto-based virtuoso electronic music duo Audio Insurgency joined us for a second time to talk about the latest projects, including an album of inventive video game music covers. Audio Insurgency is made up of Alon Rodovinsky and Ivan Popo. The guys previously appeared on Song Talk Radio in early 2016.… The post Electronic music creation with Audio Insurgency appeared first on Song Talk Radio with Bruce, Neel & Phil.

Duration: 00:57:57

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