The Top 5 Flypaper Articles From September 2022

Top 5 Flypaper posts September

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. The 6 Best Music Books of 2022 (So Far)

By Caleb J. Murphy

We’re back for another annual roundup of our favorite music books published this year. Enjoy these 6 instant classics. (We sure did!). Read the article here.

4. How Emotion Affects Learning — and Why That’s Great for Musicians

piano teacher giving music lessons

By Leah Nelson

A brief look at the ways in which leaning into the emotionality of music whether joyful or sad, can help us learn and retain new information. Read the article here.

3. Why Joker’s Score Makes It a Prequel

screenshot from Joker

By Patrick Metzger

An analysis of how Hildur Guðnadóttir’s score for Joker helps anchor the narrative and characters in both their story and their timeline. Read the article here.

2. Why Making Playlists Can Help You Write New Songs

man playing public outdoor piano

By Ramita Arora

A unique and underrated way to jog yourself out of a creative rut and open up new possibilities in your songwriting (plus, it’s tons of fun). Read the article here.

1. Isn’t It Iconic? (Nirvana, That Is.)

Nirvana's Nevermind album cover

By Dale McGowan

What happens when a computer decides what makes popular songs formulaic versus iconic? Total controversy. But let’s take a deeper look. 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.