Filed Under (Barrie, for the sake of the song, Midland, music, podcast, Uncategorized) by Sean on September-29-2008

Theme Music: For the Sake of the Song (©2003 S. McGaughey)

This show I have no guest. Instead I’m looking back on past episodes, forward to future shows, and I play the newest song that I’ve written. I was inspired to write after over a year by Stevie Z’s monthly songwriting challenge at

The August challenge was

  1. GENRECountry
  2. TOPIC Summer
  3. WORD/PHRASEBridge

My new Song: Summer’s Journey (©2008 S. McGaughey)

John Meadows from the On The Log Podcast with his song Friends Again (©2008 John Meadows)

Songwriting Clubs in Schools:
Bringing Music to the children and youth of Simcoe County.
Student Songwriting Clubs
Spring Week of Music in Schools
Spring Community Concert

Artemis Chartier and Dale Russell are the founders of the School Alliance for Student Songwriters (SASS), a group which facilitates songwriting clubs in schools and arranges songwriting showcases and contests for students in the Durham County region of Ontario and in British Columbia. Dale and Artemis are my guests on the next episode of For the Sake of the Song.

Song: Artemis Chartier and Dale Russell: Do it for the Love (©Dale Russell)

Songwriting Resources

Tom Slatter is a London, UK based songwriter and podcaster. He is half of the acoustic pop duo We’ll Write and produces the wonderful Songwright blog and podcast where he explores music theory to get inside the structure and process of crafting a song. He has recently released a free Ebook of Songwriting Worksheets for the Songwriting Guitarist as an incentive for people to sign up for his mailing list. In it, he includes, For the Sake of the Song on a list of online songwriting resources. Check out my feature interview with Tom: For the Sake of the Song with Tom Slatter

The Essential Secrets of Songwriting Blog

Bryan Murdaugh

followthatsong is a recently launched blog by my friend Paul Court, the founder of BADASS– The Barrie and District Association for Singer-Songwriters. I interviewed Paul about a year ago on For the Sake of the Song, while he was in the process of writing his newly released CD, Blood and Fire: The Donelley Project. For the Sake of the Song with guest Paul Court

Song: The Ballad of Billy Farrell from Blood and Fire: The Donnelly Project (©paul court)

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