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The Top 5 Flypaper Articles From September 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.

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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. How to Open Yourself up to Musical Collaborations

5. How to Open Yourself up to Musical Collaborations

By Alper Tuzcu

Solo artists, songwriters, and composers, you may be nervous to, but here’s how to open yourself up to new collaborative frontiers. Read the article here.

4. Lyrical Themes and the Many Ways to Develop Them

4. Lyrical Themes and the Many Ways to Develop Them

By Charlotte Yates

Writing a page full of lyrics is only half the battle when it comes to developing your song’s meaning… There’s a lot more work to do! Read the article here.

3. RJD2 on the Art of Sampling (Video)

3. RJD2 on the Art of Sampling (Video)


In this video premier from RJD2’s new course on Soundfly, he talks about the legacy and art of sampling from a creative, composing standpoint. Read the article here.

2. Going Into “Studio Mode” — How Musicians Should Prep to Record

2. Going Into "Studio Mode" — How Musicians Should Prep to Record

By Gideon Waxman

Don’t spend time and money you can’t get back in the recording studio, go into every session prepared and ready. Here are some tips! Read the article here.

1. Kimbra’s 7 Roles for Background Vocals

1. Kimbra's 7 Roles for Background Vocals

By Kimbra

In this lesson taken from Kimbra’s exclusive course on Soundfly, she breaks down the various ways her background vocals can elevate a song. 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.