Tag: sheet music

  • How to Compose Music When You Can’t Read It

    How to Compose Music When You Can’t Read It

    Scared of the staff? Nod off at the sight of notation? Have no fear, here are some tips for composing music even if you can’t read it (yet)!

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  • How to Transcribe Music in 15 Easy Steps

    How to Transcribe Music in 15 Easy Steps

    Looking to improve on music transcription but don’t know where to start? Here’s a quick starter guide with 15 easy steps, and it’s fun too!

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  • How I’d Redesign Piano Sheet Music

    How I’d Redesign Piano Sheet Music

    TL;DR: Here’s a new method for writing sheet music for piano that makes it easier to learn to play everyday songs. Traditional sheet music relies on symbols, scales and memorization and can be difficult to learn and read, so this new notation uses visual cues by showing “fingers and hands” on keys. It’s read from top to bottom with […]

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  • For Singing Actors, Nailing a Song is Just the Tip of the Audition-Room Iceberg

    For Singing Actors, Nailing a Song is Just the Tip of the Audition-Room Iceberg

    The above video is courtesy of our brand-new, free course, The Definitive Guide to Building Your Audition Book. Being prepared for an audition in musical theater is a multi-faceted endeavor. Yes, you need to do what you do best and flawlessly — sing, act, and possibly even bust out a dance step or two — but […]

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  • How to Memorize Any Piece of Music

    How to Memorize Any Piece of Music

    + 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. Memorizing music is invaluable in the eternal quest of learning and growth. From strengthening your ears to widening your understanding of compositional structure and recognizing patterns, there […]

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  • How to Improve at Writing Music by Hand

    How to Improve at Writing Music by Hand

    The most confusing part of reading a handwritten score is the fact that music spacing and phrasing are not always considered when writing.

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  • 10 Tips for Making Your Sheet Music More Readable

    10 Tips for Making Your Sheet Music More Readable

    + 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. Everyone has lived through a terrible performance of a piece of music. Some songs are beyond help, but far too often a bad performance is a result […]

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  • What Is a Music Engraver? (And What Does It Take to Become One?)

    What Is a Music Engraver? (And What Does It Take to Become One?)

    Whether you’re a composer or musician dabbling in writing arrangements, creating legible sheet music is an important and often overlooked skill. Some may never be required to learn how to read sheet music, while many others write the bare minimum, creating basic charts for their band and working out the details during rehearsal. But when a professional […]

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