An in-depth look at the historical foundations and the compositional development of the étude, and why musicians still use them today!
articles about/relating to arranging music
In this lesson from RJD2’s From Samples to Songs course, we learn how RJ approached one of his most beloved tracks with a conceptual mindset.
Ep. 31 of Themes and Variation covers some hardcore guilty pleasures with Soundfly Mentor, composer, and educator, Lavender Looi.
Ep. 30 of Themes and Variation features Peter Martin, jazz pianist and composer, educator, and founder of the e-learning site, Open Studio.
In this lesson from RJD2’s From Samples to Songs course, we explore how he approaches soul records and one cut in particular… Tune in!
In Ep. 29 of Themes and Variation, we tackle that age-old combination between nostalgia and familiarity. Enjoy our chat with Brian Funk!
Ep. 28 of Themes and Variation features our conversation with composer and songwriter Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of Arthur Moon) on “incorrect” music.
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.
We recorded Ep. 27 of “Themes and Variation” in a livestream featuring NYU’s music-technologist, Ethan Hein. Enjoy the conversation!
In this video borrowed from RJD2’s new course on Soundfly, he explains the arrangement mechanism that drives his song “Smoke & Mirrors.”