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The Top 5 Flypaper Articles From November 2021

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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. Why Joe Hisaishi’s Music for Studio Ghibli Tugs at Our Heartstrings

5. Why Joe Hisaishi’s Music for Studio Ghibli Tugs at Our Heartstrings

By Anthony Pappas

A personal reflection on the power of composer Joe Hisaishi’s music, combined with Studio Ghibli’s stories, to enchant and touch the viewer. Read the article here.

4. How and Why to Keep a Listening Journal (and a Template to Get You Started)

4. How and Why to Keep a Listening Journal (and a Template to Get You Started)

By SAYANA

Music education is much more than online videos and practicing scales, here’s how to actively engage with music by simply listening. Read the article here.

3. Basketball Is Trending Away From “Positions” — Here’s What That Has to Do With Music

3. Basketball Is Trending Away From “Positions” — Here’s What That Has to Do With Music

By Caleb J. Murphy

What does it mean to be “positionless” in basketball? And what does that have to do with succeeding in the music industry? Let’s find out! Read the article here.

2. Why a “Middle 8” Is NOT a Bridge

2. Why a "Middle 8" Is NOT a Bridge

By Peter Crosbie

Unlike Bridges which take a song from an A to a B section, Middle 8s give us something to bite into between an A and another A. Let’s discuss. Read the article here.

1. 4 Classic Breakbeats That Changed Hip-Hop History

1. 4 Classic Breakbeats That Changed Hip-Hop History

By Charles Burchell

We take a closer look at 4 of the most sampled breakbeats in history, and the hip-hop songs they’ve contributed to influentially. 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.