Tag: harmonic variation

  • 5 Lessons On: The Creative Power of Variation

    5 Lessons On: The Creative Power of Variation

    Soundfly’s new monthly newsletter, “5 Lessons On…” comes to Flypaper. Check out these thematically curated lessons to direct your learning.

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  • Learn Diatonic Harmony from a Classic Breakbeat

    Learn Diatonic Harmony from a Classic Breakbeat

    A particularly perfect music theory lesson happens to exist completely intact inside this classic breakbeat from funk/soul history.

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  • Talking Points: Caterina Barbieri Explains Her Psychoacoustic Approach to Music

    Talking Points: Caterina Barbieri Explains Her Psychoacoustic Approach to Music

    In this edition of “Talking Points,” Berlin-based electronic artist Caterina Barbieri explains her psychoacoustic approach to making machine music.

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  • An Introduction to FM Synthesis

    An Introduction to FM Synthesis

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new online course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design For Producers! Preview for free and subscribe for access.  A synthesist’s arsenal is only as deep as their knowledge of technique, and we’ve covered a lot of technique. From the hilarious to the challenging, sometimes a dive into why something sounds the […]

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  • Afrobeat Songs are Long and Repetitive, So How are They So Irresistibly Compelling?

    Afrobeat Songs are Long and Repetitive, So How are They So Irresistibly Compelling?

    Afrobeat is as eclectic as it is mesmerizing. Its roots stem from a few different areas geographically, socially, and musically. Genres such as jazz and funk, which were defined and carved out by black Americans who came of age during the Civil Rights Movement, helped contribute to its improvised foundation and its generally elastic nature. […]

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  • Understanding Advanced Blues Harmony

    Understanding Advanced Blues Harmony

    + 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. The 12-bar blues is the most important structural element in the history of American popular music. Musicians from Louis Armstrong to The White Stripes have used the […]

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