Phil, Michael, Pena, Neel, and Micah

Pena Hughes-John

Visiting from the United Kingdom, Pena Hughes-John joined us with two of her original songs. We talked about:

  • Steampunk as a culture, fashion statement, and musical style
  • Writing songs on the ukulele
  • How many chords is too many?
  • Collaborating with others
  • Writing a song from a writing prompt
  • Using time signature changes to introduce tension
  • Our show all about rhymes with Blair Packham
  • Using reverse vocals in your recordings

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Writing Humour Songs & Not Novelty Songs with Matt Gerber

Matt stopped by and we talked about the ins and outs of writing songs with humour. Friend of the show, Dave Miner subbed in for Neel!

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