Tag: obama

  • Who Knew These US Presidents Were Also Musicians?

    Who Knew These US Presidents Were Also Musicians?

    + 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. It’s Presidents’ Day! And while there are a multitude of ways that we, as musicians, could be reflecting on politics, I think something we might all like […]

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  • How Kendrick Lamar Achieves Mainstream Appeal with a Complex, Innovative Approach

    How Kendrick Lamar Achieves Mainstream Appeal with a Complex, Innovative Approach

    + Learn the nuances of producing beats, arranging tracks, and creative sampling, drawing on the rich history and influence of hip-hop in Soundfly’s acclaimed online course, The Art of Hip-Hop Production.  One of Kendrick Lamar’s greatest benedictions as an artist is his ability to connect, which, on the surface, seems strange, because his stories are so […]

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  • Breaking Up with Barack: Playlists for All 5 Stages of Grief

    Welp, it happened. You didn’t think it would happen but it did. President Obama has completed his presidency with flying colors. Although he still has a few months before he has to turn over the keys, it’s time for Americans to realize the inevitable… We have to break up with Barack. It’s been a good […]

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  • President Obama’s Hit Playlist and Using Music to Cope with the Madness of Politics

    President Obama’s Hit Playlist and Using Music to Cope with the Madness of Politics

    For the last three months I’ve been doing something I rarely do: watching the news. Not only have I watched the news, but I’ve watched on a semi-regular basis. This is a huge step for someone who admittedly keeps abreast of world events through his Facebook timeline. However, after a self-imposed exile from mainstream television […]

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  • Off Notes: The Internet Is Full of Musical Marvels

    Off Notes: The Internet Is Full of Musical Marvels

    When you spend all day working online, learning about the amazing things people out in the world are doing with music, it can take a toll on your self-esteem. Rarely is this feeling more apparent than it was this week, watching the video below of two eight-year-olds attending a rave and interviewing the show’s nine-year-old DJ, and having […]

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