Tag: tuning

  • Common Pitch Correction Tools for Home Producers

    Common Pitch Correction Tools for Home Producers

    Pitch Correction Tools are often stigmatized, suggesting that a vocalist doesn’t have talent. Well, there’s a ton of aesthetic reaons to use them! Read on.

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  • Why Can’t You Tune Your Guitar?

    Why Can’t You Tune Your Guitar?

    15 minutes of math and learning about frequency divisions can help you understand for good why your guitar may never fundamentally be in tune.

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  • Bach’s Worldview Was Way Different from Ours – On “Musical Theology”

    Bach’s Worldview Was Way Different from Ours – On “Musical Theology”

    In Bach’s pre-Enlightenment time, understanding how and why he composed his music might lead contemporary composers to new and exciting areas. Learn more.

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  • On Sofia Gubaidulina, the Once-Blacklisted 86-Year-Old Composer Who’s Still Working

    On Sofia Gubaidulina, the Once-Blacklisted 86-Year-Old Composer Who’s Still Working

    + 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. If you wander up an unremarkable remote backroad outside a certain quiet village in Germany, you might stumble across the home of one of the world’s most […]

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  • An Introduction to FM Synthesis

    An Introduction to FM Synthesis

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new online course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design For Producers! Preview for free and subscribe for access.  A synthesist’s arsenal is only as deep as their knowledge of technique, and we’ve covered a lot of technique. From the hilarious to the challenging, sometimes a dive into why something sounds the […]

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  • Bang for Your Buck in a Box: A Rainbow of Great Guitar Pedals Under $200

    Bang for Your Buck in a Box: A Rainbow of Great Guitar Pedals Under $200

    With the explosion of boutique guitar pedal manufacturers in recent years, there’s never been a better time to get that certain sound under your stage toes. But it’s also in the nature of specialty pedals to be, well, specialized. In addition to being less versatile, they also tend to be a bit more expensive. Here […]

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  • How to Take a Good Show and Make It Great

    How to Take a Good Show and Make It Great

    + 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. You and your band have been playing out for a year or so, and you’ve started to get great responses from your audiences. Now, it’s time to […]

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  • The 9 Most Common Mistakes Musicians Make When Learning to Play Electric Guitar

    The 9 Most Common Mistakes Musicians Make When Learning to Play Electric Guitar

    + 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 Natalie Wilson As a guitar teacher, I see a lot of common mistakes in my beginner students. While it’s okay to have lofty goals and aspirations, […]

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  • How to Overcome Musical Boredom? Make “Incorrect” Music Instead

    How to Overcome Musical Boredom? Make “Incorrect” Music Instead

    Midway into the song “Room,” the opening track of Arthur Moon’s debut EP Our Head, a slightly out of tune banjo plows over top of the ethereal, washy atmospherics that the band has spent the last minute building. It’s a moment that catches the listener entirely off guard: “…Wait, what did I just hear?” But that’s the beauty […]

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  • What the Heck Is a Bouzouki?

    What the Heck Is a Bouzouki?

    A few years ago when I was on tour more often, I used to stay at a friend’s place in Boston every time we rolled through. Across the street there lived a friendly, half-senile old Greek gentleman. He’d be so excited when we arrive — running out of his house offering shots of ouzo and […]

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