Tag: classic rock

  • 10 Classic Songs in 5/4 and 5/8 Time

    10 Classic Songs in 5/4 and 5/8 Time

    Writing and playing in irregular time signatures is tough, but here are ten great songs with grooves that sound effortless and infectious!

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  • Bowie Production Theory: 4 Influential Things Bowie Did in the Studio

    Bowie Production Theory: 4 Influential Things Bowie Did in the Studio

    Listening back to David Bowie’s 1977 albums “Low” and “Heroes” gives both producers and songwriters ideas of how to experiment in the studio.

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  • Remembering Jerry Garcia’s Musical Impact on the Anniversary of His Passing

    Remembering Jerry Garcia’s Musical Impact on the Anniversary of His Passing

    + 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. Jerry Garcia was the lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead, a rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco that forever changed how music is written, […]

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  • Not Even Aerosmith Can Tell the Difference Between “Cryin'” and “Crazy”!

    Not Even Aerosmith Can Tell the Difference Between “Cryin’” and “Crazy”!

    + 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. Last summer, I took a road trip to the Grand Canyon with some friends. After some time passing the aux cable from phone to phone, […]

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  • Album Histories Monthly: Joan Jett – ‘I Love Rock ‘n Roll’

    Album Histories Monthly: Joan Jett – ‘I Love Rock ‘n Roll’

    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 the Replacements’ 1984 goofball-punk classic, Let It Be. This month:  Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – I Love Rock ‘n Roll Release Date: November 18, 1981 “Looking […]

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  • Malcolm Young, Who Led AC/DC from the Shadows, Dies at 64

    Malcolm Young, co-founder, rhythm guitarist, and soulful driving force behind the legendary rock group AC/DC, passed away on November 18, 2017. He died peacefully at the young age of 64 after an extended battle with dementia, surrounded by family members. AC/DC is one of the greatest rock groups of all time, both culturally and financially. […]

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  • Tales from the Toilet: Truth vs. Fiction in Musical Stories of the Bathroom

    Tales from the Toilet: Truth vs. Fiction in Musical Stories of the Bathroom

    If you’re like me, you’ll be celebrating World Toilet Day this weekend! Besides reflecting on the mission of this holiday, which is to raise awareness of the 2.4 billion global citizens with no access to clean and safe sanitation, however, I’m not totally sure how people are supposed to celebrate World Toilet Day — save for using […]

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  • Album Histories Monthly: The Replacements – ‘Let It Be’

    Album Histories Monthly: The Replacements – ‘Let It Be’

    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 Blondie’s 1978 classic, Parallel Lines. This month:  The Replacements – Let It Be Release Date: October 2, 1984 “We were all kind of long-haired, dope-smoking teens…. We’d light […]

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  • Into the Great Wide Open: Tom Petty Gave Us Everything He Had

    Tom Petty, the iconic American songwriter and guitarist music icon, whose hits like “I Won’t Back Down,” “Free Fallin’” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” have blown the lid off rock music’s canon, died unexpectedly on October 2 at the age of 66. He was found unresponsive in his home after a cardiac arrest and could not […]

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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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