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I Hear Music: Songs About Songwriting

"The Song Is You," "The Song Is Ended," "I Poured My Heart Into The Song," and other songs about music on this episode.

This week, we explore songwriters writing about their favorite topic: music itself.

There’s an old adage that says “write what you know.” And as I’ve dug through the songs of the Great American Songbook, I’ve noticed that bit of creative advice must have rung especially true for songwriters. Many of the great popular songs of the 20th century have to do with the art of songwriting itself. So this week on the program, I’ll be highlighting those songs about music, including “The Music Goes Round and Round,” “I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart,” “Without A Song,” “You Keep Coming Back Like A Song,” and “Stardust”

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Mark Chilla

Mark Chilla, originally from Atlanta, GA, is the Production Director at WFIU, where he also hosts Ether Game and Afterglow. He studied music theory at Indiana University and taught various music theory courses at IU and Butler University. He enjoys film, woodworking, learning new instruments and the Beatles.

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