Modes and Key Signatures have a variety of different characteristics and are great for outside-the-box songwriting. Here’s a cheat sheet to remember them!
As a producer, it’s essential to have a knack for songwriting structures and forms so your music doesn’t feel aimless.
With a minimalist music style such as hip-hop, the slightest change or variation on an established musical theme can have a deep impact. Here’s how.
In his ongoing attempts to seek out the answers to why we like the music we like, Hunter Farris has uncovered a melodic hierarchy via Whitney Houston.
Using my own experience setting a poem by Pablo Neruda to music, I offer tips on what to consider when composing music to poetry. Check it out!
Here’s how to get a great start on your mixing session by running through your song with fingers on the volume faders and panning knobs.
During this pandemic, social media has become super saturated by artists of all kinds — break through the noise with some of these Instagram tips.
Our new active learning column is intended to assist, inspire, and offer a peek into the types of discussions we have behind-the-scenes here at Soundfly HQ.
The Office Theme music couldn’t be more indicative of Michael Scott’s character persona, it functions almost as a leitmotif for three reasons, here’s how.
Sometimes it helps to get out of the DAW and mess around with some synths, samplers, and drum machines. Here are our ten favorite affordable pieces of gear.
We spoke with composer and indie marketing expert Cheryl Englehardt about how and why musicians should keep the conversation going with their fans right now.
Stravinsky’s music and the music of Charlie Parker and John Coltrane have been compared to Cubism, is jazz the connector? We trace the influences.
With Soundfly’s new subscription plan, you’ll have unlimited access to all of our premium online music courses and so much more, here’s what else!
Object writing is a great songwriter’s tool for generating new song ideas, new perspectives, and fresh observations. Here’s how it works.