This week, Phil shared his out-of-his-comfort-range approach to tackling this year’s songwriting challenge to write from the title Why Do You Cry?
Download the lyrics.
We talked about:
- Is Old Music Killing New Music?
- The Song Talk Meetup
- Dan Tapper, a long ago guest on our show
- writing a song as a series of declarative statements
- building a song through instrumental arrangements
- taking a minimal approach to the chords
- does Phil’s song need a bridge?
- the wide spectrum of narrative types in songs
- what’s the right length for your song?
- what did Neel, Mike, and Phil learn from our songwriting challenge this year?
- Duran Duran to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame