Tag: piano

Whether you’re sitting down at the piano for the first time, or have been playing for years and looking for some fresh inspiration, our archive of piano articles has something for you. For more help getting started on piano, check out Soundfly’s free course Building Blocks of Piano.

  • How to Record a Basic Keyboard Demo in Logic Pro (for Non-Producers)

    How to Record a Basic Keyboard Demo in Logic Pro (for Non-Producers)

    A beginner’s guide to getting a decent sounding piano and vocal demo recorded and rough mixed in Logic Pro, and on a budget.

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  • Why Do We Like Sad Music So Much? On ‘Life and Death’ From ‘Lost’

    Why Do We Like Sad Music So Much? On ‘Life and Death’ From ‘Lost’

    Let’s look at how music can make a song sound sad even when there are no lyrics — and why we like that so much.

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  • A Lesson Learned While Trying Not to Be a ‘Piano Diva’

    A Lesson Learned While Trying Not to Be a ‘Piano Diva’

    + 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. Perhaps it’s silly of me, but I actually work pretty hard to not be a “piano diva.” I have many reasons for this but in all honesty, my biggest […]

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  • What Is a Chord Progression?

    What Is a Chord Progression?

    + 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. Technically speaking, a chord progression is just any succession of musical chords, which themselves are groupings of two or more different notes typically played simultaneously. Progressions can be […]

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  • A Piano Collaborator’s Ode to an Artform

    A Piano Collaborator’s Ode to an Artform

    + 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. I recently had the great joy of giving a masterclass for young pianists who were trying their hands, many for the first time I believe, at collaborating with their peers. […]

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  • A Beginner’s Guide to Morton Feldman — an Intimate Encounter with Sound

    A Beginner’s Guide to Morton Feldman — an Intimate Encounter with Sound

    + 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. By Soundfly Mentor Tim Maryon A student of mine recently said that they’d never been given the chance to “get into” famed American composer Morton […]

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  • How Rap Ushered the Piano Into Its Next Developmental Phase

    How Rap Ushered the Piano Into Its Next Developmental Phase

    + 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. Hip-hop is officially pop music. With Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar’s sweep of the Grammy Awards earlier this year, it’s evident that hip-hop has officially shed its status as “that […]

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  • RIP Cecil Taylor

    RIP Cecil Taylor

    This article originally appeared on Ethan Hein’s blog. When I was nineteen, I was flipping channels on TV late at night, and I stumbled on this: I had no idea what I was seeing, but I was spellbound. I still can’t exactly verbalize what this music means to me, but I know it means something. I’m […]

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  • Scarlatti and Rossini Prove That Cat-Inspired Composing Is Hundreds of Years Old

    Scarlatti and Rossini Prove That Cat-Inspired Composing Is Hundreds of Years Old

    + Pursue your dreams faster with a Soundfly Mentor! Share your musical goals with us and we’ll pair you up with a professional musician, engineer, educator, or music industry veteran who will help you achieve them in a customized four-week session. We’ve written on cats in classical music before, so this should come as no surprise to the […]

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  • Hyperbits’ Guide to Layering and Humanizing Pianos

    Hyperbits’ Guide to Layering and Humanizing Pianos

    Make your digital MIDI productions sound more organic with these helpful tips for layering pianos from electronic music producer Hyperbits!

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