Tag: beyoncé

  • 7 Songwriting Rules and When to Break Them

    7 Songwriting Rules and When to Break Them

    There are many unwritten rules songwriters tend to treat as the Gospel, but when the innovative break them, incredible things happen.

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  • Introducing “Enough Is Enough: A Black Lives Matter Playlist”

    Introducing “Enough Is Enough: A Black Lives Matter Playlist”

    Curated by Efa Etoroma Jr., “Enough Is Enough” is a powerful Spotify playlist accompanied by analysis that sheds light on contemporary Black protest songs.

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  • 3 Scale Modes That Will Deepen the Emotions of Your Pop Song

    3 Scale Modes That Will Deepen the Emotions of Your Pop Song

    If you’re looking to impart a sinister, mysterious, bittersweet, or jazzy quality into your songwriting, do it using scale modes! Here’s how.

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  • The Fall of Milli Vanilli and 5 More Lip Sync Disasters

    The Fall of Milli Vanilli and 5 More Lip Sync Disasters

    + 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. Lip-syncing has been a time-honored… well not honored… tradition in the music industry for decades. If you don’t believe me, watch any Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or episode […]

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  • 10 Hilariously Bad Examples of Product Placement in Music Videos

    10 Hilariously Bad Examples of Product Placement in Music Videos

    Join us as we examine the most blatant examples of product placement in pop music, and break down the fine line between selling and selling out.

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  • 7 Musical Relationships That Actually Worked Out

    7 Musical Relationships That Actually Worked Out

    + 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’re a musician reading this, you’re most likely already well aware that pursuing a meaningful career in music can be fraught with isolation, loneliness, loss, and […]

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  • Chartmania!! I Broke Down Every Song That Reached the Billboard Top 5 in 2017

    Chartmania!! I Broke Down Every Song That Reached the Billboard Top 5 in 2017

    Alright songwriters and song-guzzlers alike, strap on your boots for a knowledge voyage with more divergent rectangles than the NYC skyline: that’s right, the top pop charters have now become 2017’s top pop graphed. The Top 40 song charters that is, but why 40? Well, besides this number’s significance in pop music as a result of […]

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  • Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Accidentally Pressed with Punk Rock, and 8 Other Vinyl Mishaps

    Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Accidentally Pressed with Punk Rock, and 8 Other Vinyl Mishaps

    + 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. For audiophiles, there’s nothing quite like unwrapping the packaging after purchasing new vinyl, setting the record down onto the turntable, carefully placing the stylus at its outer edge, […]

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  • The Musical and Sociopolitical Evolution of Kanye’s Use of Soul Music Samples

    The Musical and Sociopolitical Evolution of Kanye’s Use of Soul Music Samples

    + Learn the nuances of producing beats, arranging tracks, and creative sampling, drawing on the rich history and influence of hip-hop in Soundfly’s acclaimed online course, The Art of Hip-Hop Production.  Between the old-school sound of his debut album, College Dropout, in 2004 and the ultra-synthesized feel of his most recent album, 2016’s The Life Of Pablo, there […]

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  • 5 Examples of Artists Tastefully Using Auto-Tune

    5 Examples of Artists Tastefully Using Auto-Tune

    + 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. Disclaimer: Before all you purists out there start typing up angry comments about how Auto-Tune is killing music, just hear us out. By now, I think we can […]

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