Tag: chart

  • We Analyzed Every Dang Song That Cracked the Billboard Top 5 in 2018

    We Analyzed Every Dang Song That Cracked the Billboard Top 5 in 2018

    + Looking to produce better music and make more fluent use of the emotional capabilities of chord progressions and harmonic theory? Preview Soundfly’s Unlocking the Emotional Power of Chords course for free today.  Welcome back, pop music scholars, and Look Alive… because we did it again. That’s right — we sent an even Better Now, out-of-this-WRLD probe past all the […]

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  • What Is the Nashville Number System?

    What Is the Nashville Number System?

    + 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 Soundfly Mentor Andre Madatian If you ask almost any Broadway Street musician in downtown Nashville, they will tell you that the Nashville number system has gotten them through […]

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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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  • Write It Tight: Tips for Writing More Successful Notation

    Write It Tight: Tips for Writing More Successful Notation

    Your charts say a lot about you and your music. Make sure your players understand your vision with clear notation that helps everyone sound their best.

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  • A Drummer’s Guide to Learning New Music

    A Drummer’s Guide to Learning New Music

    When I first started playing drums, I had to learn how to play songs just to be able to play with my friends or at my church. Back then, my method for learning a tune was playing along from the start, stopping whenever I messed up, then restarting the tape recorder to try to get a […]

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