For this special Episode 25 of “Themes and Variation,” we chat with RJD2 about sampling, song idea fodder, and his new course on Soundfly!
Break out of a creative rut, find new songwriting strategies, and improve your writing process with this collection of songwriting articles from Flypaper. For more in-depth help, check out Soundfly’s course The New Songwriter’s Workshop.
Join us for Episode 24 of “Themes and Variation,” in which we embarrassingly share the classic rock lyrics we could never get quite right.
In this Guest OpEd, we explore the plethora of ways Chuck Berry tackled race and societal issues with humor and relatability in his lyrics.
In today’s music landscape, attention spans are at an all-time low. Grab your listener’s attention right away with lyrical immediacy.
In Soundfly’s new course, The Music of Boy Bands, we revisit all our favorite teenage hits and learn how they work musically as well!
What’s the world’s oldest song ever written? And where did it come from? Learn as much as the archeologists know here.
Most songwriters don’t take bridges seriously, but with just a few simple tips shared here, you can easily make it the anchor of your song.
Using all four of your senses is a tool to unlocking a ton of below the surface lyric ideas. Sensory stories help connect on a deeper level.
In this lesson from Soundfly’s Songwriting For Producers course, we go over how to marry and unmarry bass lines with your harmonic backdrop.
Call and Response is a great melodic device when it comes to writing for duets, but what if you’re solo? Here are some songwriting tips.