Tag: j dilla

  • The 6 Best Music Books of 2022 (So Far)

    The 6 Best Music Books of 2022 (So Far)

    We’re back for another annual roundup of our favorite music books published this year. Enjoy these 6 instant classics. (We sure did!)

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  • What Songs Redefined Your Sense of Time?

    What Songs Redefined Your Sense of Time?

    In Ep. 42, Jlin stops by the podcast (alongside Carter and Martin) to talk about songs that have redefined our sense of time.

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  • Our 10 Favorite Essential Instrumental Hip-Hop Tracks

    Our 10 Favorite Essential Instrumental Hip-Hop Tracks

    Instrumental hip-hop is now omnipresent in film, TV, and dorm room study halls. Here are 10 essential tracks that helped the genre evolve.

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  • Go Over the Breaks and Dive Deep Into Dilla

    Go Over the Breaks and Dive Deep Into Dilla

    Episode 17 of Soundfly’s podcast “Themes and Variation” is live now. Join Carter, JSWISS and Charles Burchell to discuss the great J Dilla.

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  • The Expanding Triplet, and How to Internalize Time with Practice

    The Expanding Triplet, and How to Internalize Time with Practice

    + 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. When Malcolm Gladwell famously professed that 10,000 hours of dedicated practice is what it takes to achieve mastery in any field (increasing the anxiety levels of musicians […]

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  • How Rap Ushered the Piano Into Its Next Developmental Phase

    How Rap Ushered the Piano Into Its Next Developmental Phase

    + Bridge the worlds of theory, improvisation, and jazzy hip-hop, and improve your piano chops with Grammy-winner Kiefer in his course, Kiefer: Keys, Chords, & Beats. Hip-hop is officially pop music. With Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar’s sweep of the Grammy Awards earlier this year, it’s evident that hip-hop has officially shed its status as “that […]

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  • Dorothy Ashby Was One Fierce Lady Pioneer of Jazz Harp

    Dorothy Ashby Was One Fierce Lady Pioneer of Jazz Harp

    + 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. A few years ago, I had one of the most powerful live music experiences of my life when I went to see Stevie Wonder on his Songs in […]

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  • Food & Hip-Hop: A Love Story for the Ages

    Food & Hip-Hop: A Love Story for the Ages

    This week, VH1 is premiering their much hyped new cooking show, “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” hosted by, you guessed it, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart. Now, despite the fact that Snoop and Martha have quite the history, many see this as yet another tacky contribution to the typical unscripted and pulpy celebrity-centered programming for which VH1 is […]

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  • Stakes Is High: The Transformative Low-End Genius of J Dilla

    Stakes Is High: The Transformative Low-End Genius of J Dilla

    I often get asked about my favorite bassists. It makes sense — I’m a bass player. The truth is though, my answers have changed almost constantly throughout my musical development. But despite my shifting interests, ever since I first heard The Shining, J Dilla has consistently had an impact on my playing, and has been the first name that pops into my […]

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