In this article, we explore how the score music to Groundhog Day uses theme and variation to reflect elements of repetition, cycling, and resolution.
Learning to read or write music? Here’s a quick-yet-deep primer on how key signatures work across major, minor, modal, blues and other tonalities.
A song is a fragile thing — indeed, there are many ways a song idea can die before it’s even developed. Here are ten, and how to avoid them.
Got a great melodic motif that you don’t know how to develop? Here are four easy and creative ways to flesh it out into a full musical arrangement.
In this lesson plucked from Soundfly’s The Creative Power of Advanced Harmony course, we go over the chromatic device in Portishead’s melodic writing.
Whether writer’s block has got you down or you’re just looking for a few tools for consistent brainstorming, here are nine places to look for lyric ideas.
What exactly is “mickeymousing,” and how do we know whether it’s a good or bad addition to your musical score? Let’s find out.
We chat with one of 2019’s break out artists, Benjamin Roustaing, on his songwriting, his thoughts on streaming, and his 2018 Soundfly mentorship session.
We break down the devices that help Leon Bridges and Terrace Martin’s song, “Sweeter,” function on every level, musically, poetically, and emotionally.
Using my own experience setting a poem by Pablo Neruda to music, I offer tips on what to consider when composing music to poetry. Check it out!