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The Top 5 Flypaper Articles From August 2021

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. All (Human) Music Is Repetition — Let’s Talk About That.

By Tim Hansen

Because our brains are constantly seeking out patterns, all the music we create can be plotted somewhere along the grid of repetition. Read the article here.

4. The Zeigarnik Effect — and What the Heck It Has to Do With Music

By Caleb J. Murphy

Learn what a behavioral pattern discovered in the 1920s can do to help you stick to your To-Do list and achieve your goals… Read the article here.

3. 5 Ways to Tell If Your Track Is Finished

By Brandon Miranda

If you’re having trouble getting past your perfectionism, here are some tools to employ so that you finish better sounding tracks, quicker. Read the article here.

2. What Is Pitch-Shifting and How to Use It Creatively in Your Mix

By Alex Wilson

A beginner’s discussion on pitch-shifting and how you can use this process subtly to add life and movement to your mixes. Read the article here.

1. Exploring the Ondes Martenot in 7 Essential Pieces of Music

By Christine Ott

We invited master French ondist Christine Ott to talk about her beloved instrument through 7 of her favorite pieces written for it. Read the article here.

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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.