Tag: theory for producers

Articles about our Theory for Producers courses and on music theory for electronic musicians, generally.

  • 4 Tips to Help You Start Writing in Irregular Time Signatures

    4 Tips to Help You Start Writing in Irregular Time Signatures

    With Soundfly Mainstage, you’ll get personalized mentor support and feedback on your work over a six-week course session, whether you’re looking to write music for a string quartet, improve your understanding of composition, or insert more climactic emotion into your harmony, and more! Introducing irregular time signatures into your compositional practice can be a liberating […]

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  • Music Theory Breakdown: Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam”

    Music Theory Breakdown: Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam”

    The first song on Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo album, and my favorite so far, is the beautiful, gospel-saturated “Ultralight Beam.” The song uses only four chords, but they’re an interesting four: C minor, E♭ major, A♭ major, and G7. To find out why they sound so good together, let’s do a little music theory. “Ultralight Beam” is […]

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  • Pop Music Theory Analysis: Why Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Is Surprisingly Hip

    Pop Music Theory Analysis: Why Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” Is Surprisingly Hip

    + 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. Top 40 charts typically aren’t where I go to find new music. When I was a younger musician, I’ll admit I saw that as a sort of […]

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