Tag: rihanna

  • Logic Pro’s Apple Loops: The Gift That Keeps on Giving…

    Logic Pro’s Apple Loops: The Gift That Keeps on Giving…

    If Apple Loops can be good enough samples for Rihanna, Usher, and Linkin Park, they can be good enough for us too! Here’s how to use them.

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  • Does Music Theory Still Matter?

    Does Music Theory Still Matter?

    + 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. Last year, Rihanna’s hit single “Work” started an argument here at Soundfly. We come from an array of different musical backgrounds, styles, training, and instruments, and the question that kicked […]

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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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  • STOP! Do You Know the Difference Between Getting Paid as an ‘Artist’ and a ‘Songwriter’?

    STOP! Do You Know the Difference Between Getting Paid as an ‘Artist’ and a ‘Songwriter’?

    The above video appears in Ari Herstand’s new, free course, How to Get All the Royalties You Never Knew Existed, on Soundfly. Ari’s hand gestures aside, what we just saw in the video above is really, really important if you’re a singer-songwriter or performing artist who writes and performs your own work. So many artists miss out […]

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  • Defining & Deconstructing the Characteristics of a Billboard #1 Hit Song

    Defining & Deconstructing the Characteristics of a Billboard #1 Hit Song

    What is it that makes a Billboard #1 song? Why do some songs make it to the top while others flop? The answer seems to be a difficult cocktail made up of formulaic songwriting mixed with a few unique ingredients that set a song apart; when blended correctly, it’s capable of hooking millions of listeners. Let’s […]

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