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Do Re Lian

Do Re Lian

By Lian Kyla

A podcast where singer-songwriter Lian Kyla has conversation jams with fellow musicians and creatives about music, creativity, and life.

Free-flowing conversations and good vibes!
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#15 What it's like being a Filipino composer abroad ft. Jaimie Pangan
#15 What it's like being a Filipino composer abroad ft. Jaimie Pangan
Ever wanted to compose music for film? In today's episode I chat with Jaimie Pangan. Jaimie quit her job at IBM to pursue her master's in film composition at USC (a difficult program that only accepts 20 students a year). I found her story intriguing when I came across it on a When in Manila. In this episode we talk about: Writing melodies for film vs. songs Her experience taking her Masters at USC What she learned from her professors Composing for film vs. composing for games The business of being a full-time musician Mindset of being a successful freelance musician Dealing with fears and insecurities We had a lot of fun chatting and even recorded a second part! Maybe I'll upload soon but for now please enjoy this episode with Jaimie. If you'd like to support the podcast you can do so through the following: KO-FI: https://ko-fi.com/liankyla PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/liankyla
47:44
September 25, 2022
#14 I Released my Debut Album!
#14 I Released my Debut Album!
Last February 18, I released my first album out into the world. It's been two years of living and writing down my experiences. It's now been over a month since the album was released. I still have a lot of feelings from the album's release. I wanted to share some of those thoughts and feelings with you today. 
08:46
March 31, 2022
#13 How to Create When You're Feeling Uninspired
#13 How to Create When You're Feeling Uninspired
How do you make things when you're in a rut or are feeling uninspired? Here are a few tricks or hacks, that really serve as reminders, for when you don't feel like making things but have to. I know I've used this in my own music practice. Sometimes it's all about showing up and sitting down to do the work THEN inspiration will come and find you.  Please do leave us a review on Spotify or Apple podcasts! It helps other people find the show as well.  If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla
08:36
January 31, 2022
#12 When your multi-passionate brain won't give you a break
#12 When your multi-passionate brain won't give you a break
For all my lovelies who love to do a lot of things and explore lots of different things, this short episode is for you :)  If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla
05:26
January 24, 2022
#11 Let's plan for 2022 so it doesn't suck!
#11 Let's plan for 2022 so it doesn't suck!
My family and I like doing a year-in-review and planning session every year. This year, we're still in the middle of a pandemic so things are difficult. However, I hope this episode helps you reflect on what happened in the previous year and be able to find things to look forward to in 2022 :)  You can also download the PDF guide of this journalling session that I mention in the podcast here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla/e/52341 If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla
10:27
January 07, 2022
#10 Gail Banawis on Finding her Own Voice
#10 Gail Banawis on Finding her Own Voice
On this episode, I chat with singer-songwriter/actress Gail Banawis about how she found her way from covering other people songs to writing her own, her mental health coping strategies, and more. If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla
30:00
November 19, 2021
#9 The Business and Healing Power of Songwriting with Trisha Denise
#9 The Business and Healing Power of Songwriting with Trisha Denise
Trigger warning! This episode contains detailed talk of suicide around the 40 minute mark. Please be warned.  Today we have a very special guest on the podcast. She is a singer-songwriter and the woman who penned Belle Mariano's hit single Sigurado. She also has been releasing her own music since she was a teenager. She recently came out with her newest album called Piece of the Puzzle. A very good friend of mine, Trisha and I talk about how she got into songwriting, the struggles of being an artist on the internet in the 21st century, and the heartbreaking story behind her first EP called Sunshine.  Hope you enjoy this conversation I had with Trisha!  If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla
52:39
November 03, 2021
#8 Making for the Views or Streams vs. Self Expression [minisode]
#8 Making for the Views or Streams vs. Self Expression [minisode]
These past two weeks, I've been practicing making content and music that I enjoy vs. always looking at the numbers and the metrics of what I create. This is a new style of podcast that I want to try out! More journal reflection. Let me know if you have any additional thoughts on the episode topic by messaging us @dorelipodcast on Instagram.  Also, if you want to leave a voice message for us to be featured on a future episode of the show just drop a line at our anchor.fm web page. See you next time! If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla
02:40
May 25, 2021
#7 Catchy Melody or Lyrics in Pop Songwriting and Collaborating with Others (ft. Jonathan Manalo)
#7 Catchy Melody or Lyrics in Pop Songwriting and Collaborating with Others (ft. Jonathan Manalo)
In this episode, Sir Jonathan answers a question he got on his Facebook on what makes a good pop song and we also talk about good collaboration.  If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla
11:12
April 27, 2021
#6 Tips for Managing Finances as a Freelance Musician
#6 Tips for Managing Finances as a Freelance Musician
I love personal finance. For today's episode, I share four tips that I've learned over the years about how to manage your finances (especially if you're a freelancer). In this day and age, it can be difficult for musicians to earn a living. Whether you're a part-time musician or a full-time musician. Finances can be a big stressor. Hopefully you're able to learn something from this. If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla
05:52
April 11, 2021
#5 Ft. Jonathan Manalo on How He Listens and What Makes Good Music
#5 Ft. Jonathan Manalo on How He Listens and What Makes Good Music
In this episode, I talk to record producer, singer-songwriter, and Creative Director of ABSCBN Music Jonathan Manalo. This is a jam packed episode where we talk: How he listens and how he developed his ear What is mediocre music  Is music a sustainable job How musicians and songwriters get inspiration for creating  Music as a spiritual realm  Share this with a friend who you think might enjoy this episode! And follow us on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and wherever you get your podcasts. For updates on the show, you can follow us on IG (@liankylatalks).  If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla
29:29
March 25, 2021
#4 Exploring World Music (Indian and Brazilian Music)
#4 Exploring World Music (Indian and Brazilian Music)
This is the first minisode of the podcast! In this minisode series, I hope to be able to share my musical journey and the things I learn along the way about music and life.  A few weeks ago, I decided I wanted to be more exposed to different musical styles from different cultures around the world. I started listening to and reading about Hindustani music (Northern Indian Classical Music) and Brazilian music. It's been a fun ride and I can't wait to try listening to more musical styles! If you have suggestions, feel free to drop us a note on Instagram @dorelipodcast. This is the paper on Indian classical music that I referenced in the episode: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2158244016674512 If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla
09:08
March 14, 2021
#3 Keeping the Creative Spark Alive & Sharing Bravely ft. Justine Angela
#3 Keeping the Creative Spark Alive & Sharing Bravely ft. Justine Angela
In this episode, I talk to Justine Angela (one of my best friends), who is a graduate student in urban planning about: - Making time for music and how her relationship with music has changed as she got older (got a day job, etc.) - Getting over stage fright and imposter syndrome - Challenges of songwriting from a personal space - Creative confidence and courage  There is a lot of laughter and openness and some singing. In the episode, we mention the following people: Brene Brown: https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_the_power_of_vulnerability?language=en Noa Kageyama: https://bulletproofmusician.com/ Elizabeth Gilbert's Podcast:  https://www.elizabethgilbert.com/magic-lessons/ If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla
48:48
March 01, 2021
#2 Ft. JMKO on his Tiktok success, origin story, and music production process
#2 Ft. JMKO on his Tiktok success, origin story, and music production process
In today's episode, I talk to certified Tiktok Star JMKO about how he got started as an artist, his experience producing his own music, songwriting, and his content creation process that helped him grow his following on TikTok to 2.1 million. Fans of JMKO and aspiring artists/music producers might learn a thing or two from our conversation.  You can listen to JMKO's music on Spotify and follow him on all the socials (including TikTok of course). If you enjoy the show, please do consider sharing the podcast with a friend who you think would enjoy it as well. It helps support the show. If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla
35:32
February 08, 2021
#1 Ft. Coeli on Mental Health, Self Acceptance, and Songwriting
#1 Ft. Coeli on Mental Health, Self Acceptance, and Songwriting
In this debut episode of Do Re Li, I talk to singer-songwriter, cellist, and mental health advocate Coeli about: Her journey and songwriting process Taking care of oneself as an artist How to be kind to ourselves  Self-care as a means to serve a larger purpose  To listen to Coeli's music, you can search for her on Spotify.  If you would like to support the podcast, you can do so here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/liankyla You can find us on social media @liankylatalks on IG and @liankylamusic to follow the host. 
33:04
January 24, 2021