Tag: Katy Perry

  • Chorus Impact Accentuators, Explained

    Chorus Impact Accentuators, Explained

    There’s more than one way to create an energy-lifting drop. Beef up your choruses with a CIA no matter what genre of music you’re producing!

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  • Chartmania!! I Broke Down Every Song That Reached the Billboard Top 5 in 2017

    Chartmania!! I Broke Down Every Song That Reached the Billboard Top 5 in 2017

    Alright songwriters and song-guzzlers alike, strap on your boots for a knowledge voyage with more divergent rectangles than the NYC skyline: that’s right, the top pop charters have now become 2017’s top pop graphed. The Top 40 song charters that is, but why 40? Well, besides this number’s significance in pop music as a result of […]

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 4: Write a Groove Using the Lydian Mode

    Quick Tracks Nº 4: Write a Groove Using the Lydian Mode

    Welcome back to the dance floor, Quick Trackers! Once a month, we hook you up with a short production or songwriting challenge, aimed at helping to up your musicianship. To respond to the challenge, just email us, leave a comment, or post to social media with the hashtag #quicktracks and tag us @learntosoundfly. …And we’re back! This week, we challenge you […]

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  • Pop Music Theory Analysis: Katy Perry’s Olympic Theme “Rise” Falls Just Short of Gold

    Pop Music Theory Analysis: Katy Perry’s Olympic Theme “Rise” Falls Just Short of Gold

    On Friday, Katy Perry and NBC launched an anthem you’ll likely be hearing throughout the rest of the summer. Her new tune, “Rise,” is designed to accompany NBC’s coverage of the Rio Olympics, but is apparently a project the pop singer has been working on for some time. In her own words, “Rise” is “a […]

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  • Off Notes: Sock Puppets Playing Heavy Metal

    Off Notes: Sock Puppets Playing Heavy Metal

    Happy Friday! It seems that I opened the floodgates last Friday by featuring a few weird and wonderful videos in Off Notes. Ever since, the whole office and all of our friends have been piling on top of each other, sending increasingly bizarre and beautiful finds for today’s round-up. We’ve got some great stuff in this post on […]

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  • Off Notes: Pop Stars and Throw Backs

    Off Notes: Pop Stars and Throw Backs

    Happy Friday! Welcome to another Off Notes weekly round-up of the best the musical internet has to offer. This week is a real pop-music sandwich–we spent Monday morning huddled around the coffee machine dissecting the Superbowl halftime show and this afternoon have been considering how we feel about the Grammys (largely meh, though we like that they’ve become […]

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