Tag: orchestration for strings

Articles to go with the course “Orchestration for Strings”

  • Student Spotlight, Volume 4: Listen to New Works by Student Artists

    Student Spotlight, Volume 4: Listen to New Works by Student Artists

    Each month, we start a new Mainstage session, welcoming in a fresh batch of uniquely talented student-artists, ready to step up their game and take their music farther than ever before. Our team of Soundfly Mentors works with these creative artists, striving to help them reach their learning goals and build confidence in several areas…

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  • The Spectacle of Hope: Reflections on the Music of Jóhann Jóhannsson

    The Spectacle of Hope: Reflections on the Music of Jóhann Jóhannsson

    By RE Katz Perhaps it’s fitting that the untimely death of composer Jóhann Gunnar Jóhannsson is shrouded in silence and rumor. We do not know why he died so young, we just have the one repeating syllable in our heads. We have this one soaring melodic line, these shimmering strings. Just over a year ago,…

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  • Mirah on the Sound of 50,000 Decisions and ‘Total Collaboration’

    Mirah on the Sound of 50,000 Decisions and ‘Total Collaboration’

    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. Brooklyn is the latest home to the singer-songwriter and performer Mirah, who comes to us by way…

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  • Student Spotlight, Volume 3: Listen to New Works by Student Artists

    Student Spotlight, Volume 3: Listen to New Works by Student Artists

    Each month, we start a new Mainstage session, welcoming in a fresh batch of uniquely talented student-artists, ready to step up their game and create some music. Our team of Soundfly Mentors works with these creative artists, striving to help them reach their learning goals and build confidence in several areas of music. It’s an…

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  • Sarah Davachi on the Tuning and Resonance of Synths and Acoustic Strings, and More

    Sarah Davachi on the Tuning and Resonance of Synths and Acoustic Strings, and More

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new online course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design For Producers! Preview for free and subscribe for access.  While the electronic-leaning composer Sarah Davachi’s latest album, All My Circles Run, marks a break from her previous releases in that it is sourced solely by acoustic instruments, she says that her…

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  • 5 Compositional Elements That Define the Music of Ennio Morricone

    5 Compositional Elements That Define the Music of Ennio Morricone

    You know these iconic sounds of movie Westerns, now dive deeper into the makeup of Ennio Morricone’s signature works via these five compositional elements.

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  • Student Spotlight: Listen to 6 Tracks from Our Latest Student Artists

    Student Spotlight: Listen to 6 Tracks from Our Latest Student Artists

    From contemplative songwriting, to epic beats, to carefully crafted orchestrations, September’s student artists have created some memorable pieces in their Mainstage courses. Over several weeks of detailed content, constrained prompts, and personal feedback and support from a Soundfly Mentor, these students were able to explore and develop musical skills in areas like production, composition, and…

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  • Nick Photinos on Fearless Collaboration and Playing to An Iranian Weather Forecast

    Nick Photinos on Fearless Collaboration and Playing to An Iranian Weather Forecast

    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 Photinos’ debut solo album, Petits Artéfacts is a playful, masterfully performed collection of…

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  • Intimidated by Opera? Here Are 5 Ways You Can Dive in as a Beginner

    Intimidated by Opera? Here Are 5 Ways You Can Dive in as a Beginner

    Tom Hanks: “Do you mind this music? Do you like opera?” Denzel Washington: “I am…not that familiar with opera.” For many, the question isn’t whether or not they like opera — it’s whether or not they’ve ever taken the time to find out. Opera tends to play a cameo role in our culture, hovering around the…

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  • Meet Your Mentors

    Meet Your Mentors

    At Soundfly, we’re really excited about our new model of mentor-driven learning. Yes, we have a ton of fun making high-quality videos and content, but having a human being there working alongside you to answer questions, offer feedback, and push you in the direction you want to go can make all the difference! “Personalized learning”…

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Elijah Fox at the piano