Author: Elyadeen Anbar

  • Seven Beats to Heaven: Our 10 Favorite Songs in 7/4 and 7/8

    Seven Beats to Heaven: Our 10 Favorite Songs in 7/4 and 7/8

    Here are our 10 favorite songs written in the time signatures of 7/4 and 7/8. Check out what makes them tick and hopefully they’ll give you some ideas!

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  • Remembering Jerry Garcia’s Musical Impact on the Anniversary of His Passing

    Remembering Jerry Garcia’s Musical Impact on the Anniversary of His Passing

    + 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. Jerry Garcia was the lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead, a rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco that forever changed how music is written, […]

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 11: Make a 60-Second Rhythmic Funk Groove à la Prince

    Quick Tracks Nº 11: Make a 60-Second Rhythmic Funk Groove à la Prince

    Welcome back to the dance floor, Quick Trackers! Once a month, we hook you up with a short production or songwriting challenge, aimed at helping to up your musicianship. To respond to the challenge, just email us, leave a comment, or post to social media with the hashtag #quicktracks and tag us @learntosoundfly. For this month’s challenge, let’s […]

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 10: Write a Song Like a Machine Might

    Quick Tracks Nº 10: Write a Song Like a Machine Might

    Welcome back to the dance floor, Quick Trackers! Once a month, we hook you up with a short production or songwriting challenge, aimed at helping to up your musicianship. To respond to the challenge, just email us, leave a comment, or post to social media with the hashtag #quicktracks and tag us @learntosoundfly. Just in time for your […]

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 9: Write a Melody Using the Whole Tone Scale

    Quick Tracks Nº 9: Write a Melody Using the Whole Tone Scale

    Welcome back to the dance floor, Quick Trackers! Once a month, we hook you up with a short production or songwriting challenge, aimed at helping to up your musicianship. To respond to the challenge, just email us, leave a comment, or post to social media with the hashtag #quicktracks and tag us @learntosoundfly. Down here at the Soundfly […]

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 8: Change the Tonality of a Popular Song

    Quick Tracks Nº 8: Change the Tonality of a Popular Song

    Welcome back to the dance floor, Quick Trackers! Once a month, we hook you up with a short production or songwriting challenge, aimed at helping to up your musicianship. To respond to the challenge, just email us, leave a comment, or post to social media with the hashtag #quicktracks and tag us @learntosoundfly. This week’s challenge is a fun way […]

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 7: Write a Theme Song for Your Own TV Show

    Quick Tracks Nº 7: Write a Theme Song for Your Own TV Show

    Welcome back to the dance floor, Quick Trackers! Once a month, we hook you up with a short production or songwriting challenge, aimed at helping to up your musicianship. To respond to the challenge, just email us, leave a comment, or post to social media with the hashtag #quicktracks and tag us @learntosoundfly. We’re excited to help you […]

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  • Now It’s Our Turn to Say ‘Adiós’

    Now It’s Our Turn to Say ‘Adiós’

    Just two months after releasing his 64th studio album entitled Adiós, it’s the world who now has to bid farewell to Glen Campbell. A true titan of the fast-changing music industry, Campbell, who passed away on August 8, 2017, was a bonafide crossover sensation who released over 70 albums over the span of his career, appeared on […]

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  • Money Ain’t a Thang: 11 of the Most Expensive Albums Ever Produced

    Money Ain’t a Thang: 11 of the Most Expensive Albums Ever Produced

    + 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. Most of us record albums with budgetary constraints — that’s just our reality. Imagine waking up one day with unlimited resources at your fingertips. Here and now, there’s […]

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  • The Inimitable Legacy of Van Dyke Parks: A Life’s Journey Through Song

    The Inimitable Legacy of Van Dyke Parks: A Life’s Journey Through Song

    “The song form is a great central theme in a life well lived.” – Van Dyke Parks Van Dyke Parks occupies a very distinct corner of the 20th century. His is a world of imagination, wonder, and the sublime. His stylistic interests pair a considerable appreciation for the music of the past with an almost complete […]

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Jlin: Rhythm, Variation, & Vulnerability