Tag: nirvana

  • Isn’t It Iconic? (Nirvana, That Is.)

    Isn’t It Iconic? (Nirvana, That Is.)

    What happens when a computer decides what makes popular songs formulaic versus iconic? Total controversy. But let’s take a deeper look…

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  • What Makes a Great Cover Song?

    What Makes a Great Cover Song?

    That’s the question we’re asking, answering, and passing along in Episode 5 of Soundfly’s new podcast, “Themes and Variation.” Check it out!

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  • 10 Cover Versions That Creatively Transform the Original Song

    10 Cover Versions That Creatively Transform the Original Song

    No classic song is safe from the cover treatment… but how many cover versions are actually interesting to listen to? We delve in and pick out our top 10.

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  • 10 Famous Song Titles That Never Appear Lyrically in the Song

    10 Famous Song Titles That Never Appear Lyrically in the Song

    + Recording and mixing your songs at home? Grammy-winning artist Kimbra explores how to harness the full creative potential of your music in her new course! The generally accepted rule of songwriting these days is that your title should be part or all of your hook, it should appear in the chorus at least once, […]

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  • 5 Times Musicians Played Through Epic On-Stage Injuries

    5 Times Musicians Played Through Epic On-Stage Injuries

    Finding even a small amount of success in music takes not only sacrifice, but also a whole lot of pain. Everything from the hours of practice it takes to get a certain part of a song just right, to the spinal reconstruction you’ll want after sleeping on floors night after night on tour, to the […]

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  • Quick Tracks Nº 8: Change the Tonality of a Popular Song

    Quick Tracks Nº 8: Change the Tonality of a Popular Song

    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. This week’s challenge is a fun way […]

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  • 17 of the Greatest Televised Moments in Music History

    17 of the Greatest Televised Moments in Music History

    If you missed these 17 moments when they were broadcast on television, relive them and learn their historical impact on not only music but also pop culture.

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  • How and Why You Should Use a Reference Track During Mixing

    How and Why You Should Use a Reference Track During Mixing

    + 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. Arguably one of the most important skills in mixing audio is the ability to listen. Listening to what others have done with their songs specifically and being able […]

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  • Scales from the Crypt: 10 Freaky & Frightening Musical Instrument Mishaps

    Scales from the Crypt: 10 Freaky & Frightening Musical Instrument Mishaps

    It’s easy to romanticize the lives of famous musicians. From larger-than-life rock stars to groundbreaking pioneers of sound, and dazzling technical virtuosos, we look up to our musical heroes and strive to live and create the same way that they do. But no one is free from the potential disasters that lurk around every corner. […]

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  • Finding Your Ideal Guitar Tone: Guitar Pedals

    Finding Your Ideal Guitar Tone: Guitar Pedals

    There isn’t a single guitarist who can possibly keep track of all the different pedals that are on the market today. With hundreds of boutique companies surfacing just in the last ten years, we know that the challenge isn’t finding cool pedals, but figuring out which ones are right for us, so let’s break down […]

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