Tag: songwriting for producers

  • Billie Eilish’s “You Should See Me in a Crown” Is Microtonality Gone Pop

    Billie Eilish’s “You Should See Me in a Crown” Is Microtonality Gone Pop

    + 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. The dark is afraid of Billie Eilish. The 16-year-old electro-pop phenom recently dropped her newest track, “You Should See Me in a Crown,” and it is some…

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  • Why Ariana Grande’s “no tears left to cry” Is So Uplifting, Even in a Minor Key

    Why Ariana Grande’s “no tears left to cry” Is So Uplifting, Even in a Minor Key

    + 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. Last week I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with super-knowledgeable music theory super-nerds Dean Olivet and K Marie Kim, and picking their brains about a…

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  • On Voice Leading and Tresillo in Troye Sivan & Ariana Grande’s “Dance to This”

    On Voice Leading and Tresillo in Troye Sivan & Ariana Grande’s “Dance to This”

    + 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. YouTube sensation and new-heartthrob-on-the-block Troye Sivan just dropped his new single, “Dance to This,” which features guest vocals by Ariana Grande. Yes, this song is destined to be…

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  • Ben Marshall’s Problem-Solution Approach to Mixing Vocals

    Ben Marshall’s Problem-Solution Approach to Mixing Vocals

    + Recording and mixing your vocals at home? Grammy-winning artist Kimbra explores how to harness the full creative potential of your music in her new course! To me, vocals are always the hardest thing to get right in a mix. I’m always looking for a balance between clarity and excitement. When the vocals are too forward,…

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  • Our Top 10 iOS Apps for Songwriters and Music Makers

    Our Top 10 iOS Apps for Songwriters and Music Makers

    In our constantly expanding technological landscape, many musicians, songwriters, and producers use computer applications to aid in their creative process. Whether you’re using a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) such as Ableton Live or Logic Pro, or posting your rough works on SoundCloud in order to get feedback, if you’re making music, you’re most likely using…

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  • How to Create Bigger Sounding Chords with Open-Voiced Sevenths (Like Björk)

    How to Create Bigger Sounding Chords with Open-Voiced Sevenths (Like Björk)

    In this article, we’re going to be exploring how to use different voicings of seventh chords to create progressions that sound bigger, wider, and more complex than your average pop chord structure. If you need a refresher on how to build a basic seventh chord, read this article or watch the video below. (For all you electronic…

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