The Top 5 Flypaper Articles From July 2022

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5. Son Lux’s “Live Another Life” — Breaking Down the Design of a Unique Sound (Video)

By Ryan Lott on Soundfly

In this new video from Ryan’s course, we watch along as he breaks down the unique custom instrument design behind one of Son Lux’s hit songs. Read the article here.

4. That Time Frank Sinatra Jr. Got Kidnapped for Ransom in Lake Tahoe…

By Dan Reifsnyder

Today, we relive the bizarre tale of how Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped and held hostage by young amateurs in 1963. Read the article here.

3. 10 Classic Songs in 5/4 and 5/8 Time

grid of albums with turntable background

By Andre Madatian

Writing and playing in irregular time signatures is tough, but here are ten great songs with grooves that sound effortless and infectious! Read the article here.

2. How a Mentor Helped Me Make (Much) Better Music

Greg Cerveny portrait photo

By Greg Cerveny

An OpEd by a recent Soundfly student covering his experience working 1-on-1 with production mentor, Andrea De Carlo. Read on for his review. Read the article here.

1. Words Matter: How to Ask and Give Advice With Respect

woman playing guitar and singing on stage

By Christine Elise Hubbard

A quick masterclass on giving and receiving advice with respect, empathy, and professionalism; a must for musicians in today’s industry. Read the article here.

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An Introduction to Sam Amidon — Experimental Folk “Crate Digger”

Some personal notes on the first time I listened to the highly personal, lyrical music of avant-garde folk balladier Sam Amidon.


Themes and Variation S2E05: “Songs About Science”

In the latest episode of Soundfly’s podcast, Themes and Variation, Jeremy, Martin, and Mahea discuss “Songs About Science.”


Themes and Variation S2E04: “Cathartic Songs” (with Lana Cenčić)

In the “Cathartic Songs” podcast episode, Mahea, Jeremy, and guest Lana Cenčić discuss tracks by Baby Huey, Michael Jackson, and Simon Dawes.