Author: Dan Reifsnyder

  • 5 Country Music Artists Stepping Out of the Box Right Now

    5 Country Music Artists Stepping Out of the Box Right Now

    We’re blown away by this new batch of forward-thinking country artists who aren’t afraid to challenge norms while staying true to their sound.

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  • On This Day in 1971, Pink Floyd Received a Bill for Thousands of Dead Fish

    On This Day in 1971, Pink Floyd Received a Bill for Thousands of Dead Fish

    Today marks the anniversary of an outdoor concert to remember — one that proved deadly for thousands of pond-dwelling fish. Read to learn more.

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  • 5 Tips for Protecting Your Instrument While Traveling

    5 Tips for Protecting Your Instrument While Traveling

    Traveling with your instrument, whether it’s a backpack ukelele or Stradivarius violin, can be nerve-wracking. Here are some tips for protecting your gear.

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  • 5 Tips for Going Into the Recording Studio Prepared

    5 Tips for Going Into the Recording Studio Prepared

    Whether it’s your first time or fifth, the recording studio can be very intimidating and expensive. In order to not waste time and money, follow these tips.

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  • On July 9, 1955, Rock ‘n’ Roll Went #1 for the First Time Ever

    On July 9, 1955, Rock ‘n’ Roll Went #1 for the First Time Ever

    For someone my age, who grew up in the latter half of the 20th century — listening to the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, heck, even the Killers — it’s hard to imagine life without rock ‘n’ roll. Even if that style of music isn’t your personal listening preference, can you even picture…

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  • Bach Wrote a Mini Comic “Opera” About His Love for Coffee in 1735

    Bach Wrote a Mini Comic “Opera” About His Love for Coffee in 1735

    Bach’s Ode to Java Rocket fuel. Joe. Jitter Juice. These are just some of the nicknames we’ve given to one of the world’s most favorite drinks: coffee. It’s no surprise that artists over the years have been compelled to pay homage to the great brown muse; Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and even blues legend Mississippi John…

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  • 10 Famous Song Titles That Never Appear Lyrically in the Song

    10 Famous Song Titles That Never Appear Lyrically in the Song

    The generally accepted rule of songwriting these days is that your title should be part or all of your hook, it should appear in the chorus at least once, and it should repeat over and over and over and over and… This is reflective of a “marketing” perspective on songwriting, a legitimate approach to the…

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  • The Art of Showing Up

    The Art of Showing Up

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it: subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Perhaps one of the biggest differences between a professional and an amateur musician is what I call “showing up.” Now, obviously, this can take many forms. When faced…

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  • Who Knew These US Presidents Were Also Musicians?

    Who Knew These US Presidents Were Also Musicians?

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. It’s Presidents’ Day! And while there are a multitude of ways that we, as musicians, could be reflecting on politics, I think something we might all like…

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  • The Day the Music Died, and 4 More Band Tragedies of the 20th Century

    The Day the Music Died, and 4 More Band Tragedies of the 20th Century

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. One of the most significant tragedies in the history of rock ‘n’ roll, and certainly one of rock’s very first serious tragedies, happened on February 3rd, 1959.…

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