Tag: John Coltrane

  • The Lasting Legacy of the Slave Trade on American Music

    The Lasting Legacy of the Slave Trade on American Music

    Today is the UN International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade, we honor this day by charting the legacy of African diasporic music in America.

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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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  • Music for Practicing Scales and Modes

    Music for Practicing Scales and Modes

    + Learning to read and write music? Access hundreds of lessons from Soundfly’s online courses on music theory, songwriting, production, mixing and more — subscribe here. This article originally appeared on Ethan Hein’s blog. Are you trying to learn scales and patterns, but finding it hard to make yourself practice? Do yourself a favor, and practice over actual […]

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  • John Coltrane and the Economy of the Blues

    John Coltrane and the Economy of the Blues

    Coltrane pioneered a new language in jazz harmony, rooted in some pretty basic blues progressions, but with his own added twist. Watch our video to explore!

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  • Here Are Our 8 Favorite Films About Jazz Horn Players

    Here Are Our 8 Favorite Films About Jazz Horn Players

    + 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. Horns are a prominent piece in the puzzle of modern music. When it comes to pushing the language of American music forward, predominantly via jazz in the 20th century, their […]

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  • Veni Om on Creating Non-Religious Spiritual Music to Seek Inner Peace

    Veni Om on Creating Non-Religious Spiritual Music to Seek Inner Peace

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s weekly interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Nick Millevoi has been following the Dutch duo Dead Neanderthals ever since the first […]

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  • The COMPASS: Philadelphia, PA

    The COMPASS: Philadelphia, PA

    I’m a lifetime Philadelphian and proud of it. It’s an interesting place to grow up and be a musician. Philly is a big East Coast city that can feel like a small town of connected, but decidedly distinct neighborhoods and music scenes. The city is full of some of the oldest stuff in the country and […]

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  • Elliott Sharp’s Essential Guide to Being Elliott Sharp

    Elliott Sharp’s Essential Guide to Being Elliott Sharp

    By Elliott Sharp Editor’s note: For many years, I’ve been challenged and inspired by the work of Elliott Sharp, who has etched a place as one of America’s most dynamic modern composers. He’s hard to pin down both musically and literally, since he regularly travels the world for performance, recording, commissions, and likely a bit […]

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  • Off Notes: Willow Smith, a Nose Whistle, and More!

    Off Notes: Willow Smith, a Nose Whistle, and More!

    It’s with a heavy heart that we said goodbye this week to the King of Blues. The internet abounds today with touching tributes. Here at Soundfly HQ we’ve had “Thrill is Gone,” “Hummingbird,” and “Three O’Clock Blues” playing all day. But, the show must go on. And as usual, the internet never fails to provide thought-provoking commentary, bizarre videos, and […]

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