The 30 min Songwriting Podcast where you can sharpen your songwriting skills - and have a laugh or two.
It is not a singer/songwriter showcase or an interview show, but a way for songwriters to talk about the technical aspects of writing songs. The show talks about every genre you can think of: pop, rock, folk, jazz, punk, electronica, dance, and Rap. We have special theme shows where we talk about Bridges, Chord substitutions and the odd Movie show. Think of it like one of those talking head sports shows – ‘cept with less yelling.
"I love being a guest on Song Talk Radio! To have intelligent conversations about songwriting with actual songwriters is a beautiful thing. Sometimes the terrific hosts let me free-form what I want to talk about, and other times they’ll pick a songwriting subject, but either way, it’s fun, informative, and invigorating." - Blair Packham, frontman, The Jitters, Song Studio Founder
Writing Harmonies with Quote The Raven
This week SongTalk welcomed Newfoundland Americana/Folk duo Quote the Raven. Jordan Coaker and Kirsten Rodden-Clarke have been bewitching audiences with haunting harmonies and East-Coast meets Americana songwriting for a decade. Their album Golden Hour (2018) earned multiple nominations including the 2019 ECMA Rising Artist and the award for 2019 MusicNL’s Group of the year. After …
Keeping it fresh with Martha and the Muffins
Described by UK critics as “one of the most innovative of their era” and that “even to this day they sound brave and fresh”, Martha and the Muffins emerged from the early punk/new wave/art pop scene in 1977 – which was centered around various clubs along Toronto’s Queen Street West and the Ontario College of …
How to Write A Hit (or not) with Greg Wyard
This week SongTalk welcomed Pop-rock artist Greg Wyard – a singer-songwriter, guitarist and bass player who has been diligently working at his craft since he was ten years old. Greg moved to Canada from his native England at age 13 and settled in Toronto, earning a reputation as one of its most hardworking solo performers. …
All About the Circle of Fifths
On this special episode, we decode the ins and outs of the Circle of Fifths and how to use it to create interesting chord progressions. We talked about: Why the fifth is so important in music What does diatonic mean? How to expand your musical palette Which chord is your “home” chord Samples songs we …
Holiday Gift Guide 2021
Gather ’round kiddies for our Annual Holiday Gift Guide! with Special Guest Mike MacInnes! Full of stocking stuffers, friendly little gifts and great big wowsa! gifts. Buy them for the songwriter/musician in your life – or get yourself something nice, ’cause you deserve it. Is there anything that you’re hoping to find under your holiday-appropriate …
Freestyling with hip-hop artist D.O. Gibson
D.O. Gibson is a Guinness World Record setting rapper, author, professional speaker and music executive. He set a Guinness World Record for the longest freestyle rap ever (8 Hours and 45 Minutes). Gibson has coordinated tours for himself and his artists in Asia (Taiwan, Japan, Singapore), Europe (England, France, Netherlands), USA (NYC, Miami, Los Angeles) …
Fun, instructive, REAL! As a "Semi-Pro" Songwriter who's studied music theory and songwriting, this is the BEST songwriting podcast yet!! I've had one on one mentoring sessions with real hit writers and I've been to plenty of PRO Seminars and have been a member of (and am a Coordinator for NSAI) but this is something different and a real "shot in the arm" that boosts my sense of comradery. Thanks! G
I still dont no how to do it
Exactly what I was looking for
A show where I get to learn and examine songwriting, that's what I'm talking about!