With her unique voice, inventive phrasing, and heart-centred lyrics, Christine Gaidies filled our little studio with music and conversation about “love and life”. From endings (My Hear is in the West) to sexy middles (Love 101) and the frustrations of searching for love (All I Ever Really Wanted).her songs weave a spell.…
Incredible guitarist and singer / songwriter David Dino White stopped by and played us some songs with original approaches to lyrics, melody and song structure. Kinda of a Violent Femms vibe.
Some stuff we talked about
- Producer Ben Leggett
- Power Tab Software: sending tabs to a band before practice to speed up the process
- Playing in Bands
- Drop D tuning
- The WhiteCoals
- Using dynamics for maximum impact
- Smoking the Hair of the Dog
- Starting with a lyric framework
You can find David at:
Although he was born and raised in North Bay, Ontario, David Dino White first discovered music while attending high school in Bolton, Ontario.…
The uber-talented duo of Talyor & Bryn impress the team with their fusion of styles and great sense of humour with 3 live performances, including an improvised lyric and melody by Taylor for their final song.
- Taylor’s songwriting workshop
- Bryn’s harmonica workshop
- The IMSTA Songwriting Contest
- lyric progressions
- the effectiveness of stops in a song
- why the need for so many harmonicas
Old friend of the show Dokter Nomi came by and we talked about his unique way of writing songs, working with producers and amassing over 42,000 twitter followers!
Some stuff we talked about:
- Writing music with a global flare
- Working with producers including our own Neel Modi
- Mikey Dorje Loopsy Dazy
- Richard Citroen
- Lola Dutronic
- Mason Bach
Its a special Collaborating Show as Northwood Records artist Patrick Ballantyne stops by and we get into all the details about collaborating: how to share the royalties (evenly) and general best practices for successful experiences.
Neel and Peter talk about their collaborative approach of jamming out songs, Neel on piano/keys and Peter with either pre-written or spontaneous lyrics. Neel’s funky and evocative keyboard parts and thoughtful arrangements combined with Peter’s compelling, intense lyrics and unique singing style has resulted in some eclectic music.…
Guitar/ songwriting duo, Ivan & Wilson stopped by and we talked about collaborating and song structures. They performed A Day’s Tale, Live Another Day, and It’s All A Mystery live in the studio.
Blair shares the very first song he ever wrote, and talks about the difference between writing from the heart and writing from the head. And the Monster Mash.
Vincent returns to Song Talk to talk about the difference and collision between Broadway styles and pop styles.…
Dale speaks about her process collaborating with a pianist to develop her melody and lyrics.…