Author: Ryan Sargent

  • Pop Music Theory Analysis: Katy Perry’s Olympic Theme “Rise” Falls Just Short of Gold

    Pop Music Theory Analysis: Katy Perry’s Olympic Theme “Rise” Falls Just Short of Gold

    On Friday, Katy Perry and NBC launched an anthem you’ll likely be hearing throughout the rest of the summer. Her new tune, “Rise,” is designed to accompany NBC’s coverage of the Rio Olympics, but is apparently a project the pop singer has been working on for some time. In her own words, “Rise” is “a […]

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  • 3 Unique Ways to Breathe Life into Your Improv Practice

    3 Unique Ways to Breathe Life into Your Improv Practice

    Improvisation looks effortless and cool — until you try to do it. In reality, spontaneously composing is one of the most difficult things a musician can attempt, and it takes practice. There are a number of crafts that a musician must master to be a good improviser. Technical ability and music theory knowledge are important, […]

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  • Understanding Advanced Blues Harmony

    Understanding Advanced Blues Harmony

    + 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. The 12-bar blues is the most important structural element in the history of American popular music. Musicians from Louis Armstrong to The White Stripes have used the […]

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