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Articles about songwriting more specific to Songwriting Week

  • 9 Artists Tell the Story Behind the Song

    9 Artists Tell the Story Behind the Song

    Last week, tons of bands got into the spirit of #SongwritingWeek by posting stories of how one of their songs was written or recorded. And in honor of their hard work, we’ve decided to give out a few awards. So drumroll please… the winners are… The Great Nostalgia Award: Exiles (Brooklyn, NY) Kill the Lights by Exiles Exiles […]

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  • The Surprising, Nomadic History of Love Songs

    The Surprising, Nomadic History of Love Songs

    Summer is a time for love, and with that, comes a whole new chance to woo the guy or girl of our dreams. Enter: the love song. It’s that wonderful, time-honored tradition that would-be Romeos have been using to swoop a lady-love off her feet for hundreds of years. Or in my case make her […]

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  • Off Notes: Artists Loving Artists

    Off Notes: Artists Loving Artists

    Hopefully by now you know we’re celebrating #SongwritingWeek here at Soundfly, and we’ve seen loads of brilliant original submissions from friends, followers, and fellow artists showcasing their voices and sounds in an inspiring show of collective creativity. This got me thinking… most of us have so many incredibly talented friends writing and making music, and I love […]

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  • What You Need to Know to Compose for Musicals

    What You Need to Know to Compose for Musicals

    The Broadway musical is such a mélange of parts — often Frankensteined together — that it’s easy to take for granted the weight that each of the creative elements bear. I think ten out of ten composers would agree that songwriting is the most integral of said elements. After all, no music = no musical. […]

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  • Beyond the Pop Progression: 3 Simple Harmonic Strategies

    Beyond the Pop Progression: 3 Simple Harmonic Strategies

    Most of us have watched and re-watched that Axis of Awesome video by now. If you haven’t, take a moment and do it now. I’ll be here when you’re done. The point that video makes is that countless songs we all know and love are built around the same harmonic changes. There’s nothing wrong with […]

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  • Entrepreneurship in Music: Hum

    Entrepreneurship in Music: Hum

           Entrepreneurship in Music Series: 003        Hum Co-founder and Designer Aaron Shekey Hum is the simple-to-use, intuitive, and aesthetically brilliant app that is currently taking the entire songwriting (or “song-jotting”) world by storm. If you’re an urban-dwelling songwriter, perpetually on the go, and can’t sit still on your commute without those inspiration […]

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  • 4 Steps to Breaking Writer’s Block

    4 Steps to Breaking Writer’s Block

    + 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 Jack McCarthy The art of songwriting is a noble one. The task of storytelling through music, whether fictional or inspired by events in one’s life, is […]

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  • 5 Exercises to Write More Creative Lyrics

    5 Exercises to Write More Creative Lyrics

    + Improve your songwriting with Soundfly! Explore our range of courses on emotional chord progressions, basic songwriting technique, songwriting for producers, and many more. Subscribe for unlimited access here. Writing creative lyrics is a challenging task. If you want to write for radio, you’ll probably lean towards accessible themes of love with simple, easy-to-digest lyrics. Poetry, as beautiful as it […]

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  • 5 Songwriting Lessons That Actually Stuck

    5 Songwriting Lessons That Actually Stuck

    This article is being published jointly on Soundfly and Sonicbids in celebration of #SongwritingWeek! My pursuit to become a songwriter started shortly after learning to read words and music twenty-something years ago. Throughout my quest to become better at what I love doing, I’ve studied a wide range of writing styles — both musical and linguistic. Here are five lessons […]

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  • A Songwriter’s Diary: From Inspiration to Performance

    A Songwriter’s Diary: From Inspiration to Performance

    By Rowen Bridler The privilege of being a songwriter is that I never know when I’m going to be inspired with a new idea for a song, nor if I will have to push for that inspiration to show up in the first place. Some songs come about easily and others take lots of cajoling. […]

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