Modes and Key Signatures have a variety of different characteristics and are great for outside-the-box songwriting. Here’s a cheat sheet to remember them!
As a producer, it’s essential to have a knack for songwriting structures and forms so your music doesn’t feel aimless.
With a minimalist music style such as hip-hop, the slightest change or variation on an established musical theme can have a deep impact. Here’s how.
In his ongoing attempts to seek out the answers to why we like the music we like, Hunter Farris has uncovered a melodic hierarchy via Whitney Houston.
In this guest post by our friends at LANDR, we look at why despite what many will tell you, mixing on headphones isn’t so bad after all.
Learn what makes your living room speakers different from your ear bud headphones and how our ears perceive sonic information in this quick read.
2019 was a year of smash hits, global pop moments that shattered the musical landscape. Let’s dive in to some of the choruses stuck in our ears all year.
A lengthy OpEd on the historical progression of sampling and interpolating music to modern popular creative ends and how context plays an important role.
No matter what style of music you make, background vocals can help give your track depth and dynamics. Here are 6 easy ways to write and produce them.
Today we analyze five important songwriting techniques that The Beatles pioneered that are still relevant and powerful in today’s pop songwriting styles.
In this in-depth guide, you’ll learn how to avoid mic bleed in three ways so that it will never ruin another great take in the studio again.
Making mistakes along the path of your career is part of, well, your career. But some mistakes can lead to tragic roadblocks, here are five ways to prepare.
With overwhelmingly positive results, we’re happy to share a few select testimonials of Soundfly’s Introduction to composition course directly from our students.
If all you’re doing is mirroring the root notes of your chord progression, you’re not using bass lines to their full potential. Can we talk about it?