Tag: Blondie

  • Chorus Writing Strategy 101

    Chorus Writing Strategy 101

    + Improve your songwriting with Soundfly! Explore our range of courses on emotional chord progressions, basic songwriting technique, songwriting for producers, and many more. Subscribe for unlimited access here. If ever you needed proof that there is joy in repetition, the contemporary pop  music chorus is the smoking gun. The chorus gives the listener the entire point of the song summed up […]

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  • Album Histories Monthly: Blondie – ‘Parallel Lines’

    Album Histories Monthly: Blondie – ‘Parallel Lines’

    Welcome back to our new series on Flypaper, Album Histories Monthly, which brings you the story of a single album each month, in the month that it was originally released. Last month, we covered New Order’s influential Substance 1987. This month:  Blondie – Parallel Lines Release Date: September 23, 1978 “I remember how struck I was by Debbie and her presence […]

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  • Antiquated Telephone Songs that Millennials Just Won’t Understand

    Antiquated Telephone Songs that Millennials Just Won’t Understand

    As a songwriter, you’re responsible for transmitting the world as you see and understand it to your listeners. Songs have this incredible power to distill moments in time, experienced or imagined by a single person, and communicate them to a global audience. So when technologies that have permeated popular culture move forward and change, those […]

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  • Elliott Sharp’s Essential Guide to Being Elliott Sharp

    Elliott Sharp’s Essential Guide to Being Elliott Sharp

    By Elliott Sharp Editor’s note: For many years, I’ve been challenged and inspired by the work of Elliott Sharp, who has etched a place as one of America’s most dynamic modern composers. He’s hard to pin down both musically and literally, since he regularly travels the world for performance, recording, commissions, and likely a bit […]

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