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The Top 5 Flypaper Articles From April 2022

Top 5 Flypaper articles of April 2022

If you’re new here, Flypaper is Soundfly’s daily blog for music learning, motivation, and inspiration, with articles, interviews, and lessons on all kinds of topics from music production to mixing, composing, songwriting, music business and history, and everything in between.

If you’re a regular here, well you already know all that; and we probably owe you a heartfelt “Thank You” for stopping in to read a post every now and then.

Either way, it’s hard to keep up with everything being published on the internet from day-to-day, so here’s a quick feature of the Top 5 most read new blog posts this past month right here on Flypaper. As always on our website, you should encounter a little bit of just about everything. Enjoy!

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5. 10 Exciting Artists Exploring New, Innovative Avenues in Songwriting

Emmavie promo photo

By Dan Reifsnyder

Here’s our list of 10 young, contemporary artists on the fringes of the pop world, that have developed a sound like nothing we’ve ever heard! Read the article here.

4. A Musician’s Guide to Listening With Empathy

band rehearsing in studio together

By Ramita Arora

A healthy meditation on active listening, whether to give or receive feedback, that incorporates objectivity, positivity, and empathy. Read the article here.

3. 5 Digital Emulators Perfect for Getting a Retro Synth Sound

retro soft synths and drum machines, with Com Truise album cover collage

By Aaron Trumm

Go forth and SYNTH! Here’s a handful of our favorite digital emulators of soft synths and drum machines to get that true ’80s retro sound! Read the article here.

2. Two Approaches to Memorization (One of Which Can Leave You Lost and Stranded…)

young man sitting at piano learning sheet music

By Dr. Noa Kageyama, Ph.D

“How we memorize” passages of music can actually affect much more than our practice routines, it can relieve anxiety, and boast confidence. Read the article here.

1. What NOT to Do When Mixing Your Own Music

man in his home studio mixing music

By Caleb J. Murphy

Engineers and producers: do you make any of these thirteen common mistakes when mixing your own music? We bet you do. Read the article here.

Thanks for tuning into Flypaper to catch all our daily articles, videos, and lessons that provide you with a hearty dose of music learning week in and week out. Let us know if there’s anything you’d like to see covered in an upcoming post and we’ll try to accommodate. See you next month!

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Jeremy Young

Jeremy is a Montreal-based musician, sound artist and improviser who loves giving advice to emerging artists on how to make their tours more effective. He writes, records and performs electroacoustic "concrète" music for tape, oscillators and amplified objects and surfaces, as well as solo guitar. He has performed and released material throughout Europe and the UK, Asia, the US and Canada, mostly with his trio Sontag Shogun.