Thoughts on Lorde’s new single, a familiar ’50s rock groove, and the hyper-litigious state of the music industry’s copyright law.
An editorial meditation on how concert and career musicians need to rethink their commitment to their practice, to be more like pro athletes.
A personal OpEd on one of Sonny Rollins’ most classic melodies, and a reframed way to improvise within blues-infused modern jazz.
In today’s very special edition of Student Spotlight, a songwriter, producer, and educator seeking to help kids memorize through music.
We revisit a classic performance by a 12-year old singer to uncover the power of establishing and then breaking through a musical boundary.
Improve your composing, orchestration, arranging, and music theory skills with Soundfly Mentor Andre Madation in four weeks.
Most songwriters don’t take bridges seriously, but with just a few simple tips shared here, you can easily make it the anchor of your song.
Using all four of your senses is a tool to unlocking a ton of below the surface lyric ideas. Sensory stories help connect on a deeper level.
In this lesson from Soundfly’s Songwriting For Producers course, we go over how to marry and unmarry bass lines with your harmonic backdrop.
Today we break down Olivia Rodrigo’s smash hit “Drivers License” to show how she uses much more than lyrics to tell her heartbreak story.