Tag: alternate tunings

Change up your guitar sound by experimenting with a whole new set of sounds using alternate guitar tunings. To dive deeper, check out Soundfly’s free course series Alternate Tunings for the Creative Guitarist.

  • How to Make a Boring Chord Progression Sound New and Fun

    How to Make a Boring Chord Progression Sound New and Fun

    Here are five ways to spice up that same old chord stuff you always find yourself playing and create a progression that sounds new and fresh!

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  • On Sofia Gubaidulina, the Once-Blacklisted 86-Year-Old Composer Who’s Still Working

    On Sofia Gubaidulina, the Once-Blacklisted 86-Year-Old Composer Who’s Still Working

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. If you wander up an unremarkable remote backroad outside a certain quiet village in Germany, you might stumble across the home of one of the world’s most […]

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  • The 9 Most Common Mistakes Musicians Make When Learning to Play Electric Guitar

    The 9 Most Common Mistakes Musicians Make When Learning to Play Electric Guitar

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. By Natalie Wilson As a guitar teacher, I see a lot of common mistakes in my beginner students. While it’s okay to have lofty goals and aspirations, […]

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  • How to Overcome Musical Boredom? Make “Incorrect” Music Instead

    How to Overcome Musical Boredom? Make “Incorrect” Music Instead

    Midway into the song “Room,” the opening track of Arthur Moon’s debut EP Our Head, a slightly out of tune banjo plows over top of the ethereal, washy atmospherics that the band has spent the last minute building. It’s a moment that catches the listener entirely off guard: “…Wait, what did I just hear?” But that’s the beauty […]

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  • 6 More Rising Artists on Soundfly Right Now

    6 More Rising Artists on Soundfly Right Now

    It’s only May, but we’re already pretty sure that 2017 is going to be our favorite year ever! This year, Soundfly has nearly doubled our repertoire of available courses and partnered with some of the world’s best instructors. But best of all, we’ve been continually inspired and excited by the work that student artists have shared with us. […]

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  • 5 Mind-Bending Early Guitar Innovators

    5 Mind-Bending Early Guitar Innovators

    Compared to most instruments, the modern guitar is a relatively new instrument. While classical instruments like piano, brass, and woodwinds all have hundreds of years of pedagogy behind them, the language of guitar music and how we learn to play is new and constantly changing. Today, we can find chords to any song on the internet […]

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  • Journey East: An Extended Introduction to the Enchanting Sound World of the Oud

    Journey East: An Extended Introduction to the Enchanting Sound World of the Oud

    By Lee Dynes The instrument goes by many names, takes several shapes, and can be played in a number of styles both traditional and modern. The oud or ud, sometimes referred to as barbat in Iran or kaban in Somalia and Sudan, is an instrument predominantly found in the Middle East, Spain, Greece, as well as […]

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  • 5 Essential Alternate Tunings for Acoustic Guitar

    5 Essential Alternate Tunings for Acoustic Guitar

    Go beyond your standard stable of chords and explore a whole new world of alternate tunings to make your songs stand out.

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  • Everything to Consider When Buying Your First Guitar

    Everything to Consider When Buying Your First Guitar

    “I got my first real six-string. Bought it at the five and dime. Played it ’til my fingers bled. Was the summer of ’69.” – Bryan Adams Whether you’re thinking about hunkering down and buying your first guitar or looking to upgrade from the $199 Strat pack that your grandma gave you for Christmas to […]

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  • 6 More Rising Artists on Soundfly Right Now

    6 More Rising Artists on Soundfly Right Now

    Over the last two years, Soundfly’s courses have become a crystal ball, letting us see into the future of who we’ll all be listening to as new waves of artists and bands float up to the forefront. We hear it time and time again from artists: In order to make it, musicians today need to […]

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