Tag: Franz Liszt

  • What Are Études, and Why Do Composers Write Them?

    What Are Études, and Why Do Composers Write Them?

    An in-depth look at the historical foundations and the compositional development of the étude, and why musicians still use them today!

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  • Scarlatti and Rossini Prove That Cat-Inspired Composing Is Hundreds of Years Old

    Scarlatti and Rossini Prove That Cat-Inspired Composing Is Hundreds of Years Old

    + Pursue your dreams faster with a Soundfly Mentor! Share your musical goals with us and we’ll pair you up with a professional musician, engineer, educator, or music industry veteran who will help you achieve them in a customized four-week session. We’ve written on cats in classical music before, so this should come as no surprise to the […]

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  • What Exactly Is a Nocturne, and How Do You Write One?

    What Exactly Is a Nocturne, and How Do You Write One?

    Despite what many people think, classical music isn’t just a single, monolithic genre of music written by an old, stuffy bunch of dead guys. In fact, European classical music is so diverse that the only common denominator shared amongst pieces in its vast repertoire is that modern Western musical notation was basically invented in order to be […]

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Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments