Tag: beach boys

  • 10 Memorable Mid-Song Bass Riffs (And the Techniques Used to Pull Them Off)

    10 Memorable Mid-Song Bass Riffs (And the Techniques Used to Pull Them Off)

    Bassists don’t always get the credit they deserve. Here are 10 examples of rock bassists eeking out a moment to let their brilliance shine through.

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  • 5 Musical Geniuses Who Overcame Disabilities to Achieve Powerful Legacies

    5 Musical Geniuses Who Overcame Disabilities to Achieve Powerful Legacies

    Whether it’s writing a song or learning how to read music, becoming a serious musician comes with its fair share of hardship and challenges, already. Everything — from the time and patience it takes to build up your chops on a new instrument, to coughing up enough cash to purchase equipment — is a pain. […]

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  • The Music Inside Haruki Murakami’s Literary World

    The Music Inside Haruki Murakami’s Literary World

    + 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. Haruki Murakami is not (quite) a musician, but he has a greater command of music as an art form than most musicians I know, myself […]

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  • Now It’s Our Turn to Say ‘Adiós’

    Now It’s Our Turn to Say ‘Adiós’

    Just two months after releasing his 64th studio album entitled Adiós, it’s the world who now has to bid farewell to Glen Campbell. A true titan of the fast-changing music industry, Campbell, who passed away on August 8, 2017, was a bonafide crossover sensation who released over 70 albums over the span of his career, appeared on […]

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 1: Write a Short Canon

    Quick Tracks Nº 1: Write a Short Canon

    Welcome to our new series, Quick Tracks! Every other week, we’ll send you another short composition, performance, or production challenge to help you up your musicianship. We’d love to hear your responses! You can email us, leave a comment, or post to social media with the hashtag #quicktracks and tag us @learntosoundfly. Good luck!  Here at Soundfly, […]

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  • 8 Incredible Songs of the Sea to Celebrate the International Day of the Seafarer

    8 Incredible Songs of the Sea to Celebrate the International Day of the Seafarer

    By Daniel Merrill It’s June 23, and that means this weekend, we celebrate the International Day of the Seafarer! I know what you’re thinking… how on Earth did I forget (again)!? Well, I’ll cut you some slack; it’s easy to let it slip when the other major seafarer’s holiday, International Talk Like a Pirate Day, just around […]

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  • Money Ain’t a Thang: 11 of the Most Expensive Albums Ever Produced

    Money Ain’t a Thang: 11 of the Most Expensive Albums Ever Produced

    + 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. Most of us record albums with budgetary constraints — that’s just our reality. Imagine waking up one day with unlimited resources at your fingertips. Here and now, there’s […]

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  • The Inimitable Legacy of Van Dyke Parks: A Life’s Journey Through Song

    The Inimitable Legacy of Van Dyke Parks: A Life’s Journey Through Song

    “The song form is a great central theme in a life well lived.” – Van Dyke Parks Van Dyke Parks occupies a very distinct corner of the 20th century. His is a world of imagination, wonder, and the sublime. His stylistic interests pair a considerable appreciation for the music of the past with an almost complete […]

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  • Understanding Advanced Blues Harmony

    Understanding Advanced Blues Harmony

    + 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. The 12-bar blues is the most important structural element in the history of American popular music. Musicians from Louis Armstrong to The White Stripes have used the […]

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RJD2: From Samples to Songs