Cleverness can be demonstrated through the use of acrobatic word play, or through the specific ways someone might pair music and lyrics. We see it at work in the profound musings of writers who are introspective and empathetic.In the newest episode of Themes and Variation, the panelists discuss songs they feel exemplify the word “clever.” In addition to my colleague and frequent co-host, Mahea Lee, I’m joined by Chris Lindsey, a Grammy-Nominated songwriter and extremely insightful individual who hosts the Pitch List podcast.Themes and Variation is presented by Soundfly, a music education website changing the way we build our creative skills :Check out all of our courses including Intro to Music Production in Ableton Live,  here.Subscribe to all of our courses here and use the discount code THEMES to take 20% off!Sign up to work one-on-one with one of our incredible mentors here.We want to hear the songs you think are incredibly clever! Add them to the community playlist for this episode.Have questions or comments? Want to suggest a theme for a future episode? drop us a line at podcast@soundfly.com!
Whether you’re familiar with the term “found sound” or not, it refers to a concept you’ve almost definitely had some experience with during your music listening lifetime, possibly in one of these tracks!In the latest episode of Themes and Variation, Carter and Mahea are joined by Soundfly Mentor and incredible producer, Sam Friedman. The panel breaks down three of their favorite found sound-laden tracks for a truly immersive listening experience. Themes and Variation is presented by Soundfly, a music education website changing the way we build our creative skills :Check out all of our courses including Intro to Music Production in Ableton Live,  here.Subscribe to all of our courses here and use the discount code THEMES to take 20% off!Sign up to work one-on-one with one of our incredible mentors here.We want to hear the songs you love that use found sounds! Add them to the community playlist for this episode.Have questions or comments? Want to suggest a theme for a future episode? drop us a line at podcast@soundfly.com!
Music can fill so many important and unique roles in society. It can provide entertainment or emotional catharsis. It can help us preserve history or keep up with the times. It can be a means of self-expression or a way to unite strangers around the issues that matter most.In the newest episode of Themes and Variation, the panel contemplates “Songs to Inspire Change.” For this one, I was joined by two talented artists and profound individuals: Speech Thomas and Keenan the First. We discussed some crucial subjects in this episode, making it perhaps the most important one we’ve released yet.Themes and Variation is presented by Soundfly, a music education website changing the way we build our creative skills :Check out all of our courses including Songwriting for Producers  here.Subscribe to all of our courses here and use the discount code THEMES to take 20% off!Sign up to work one-on-one with one of our incredible mentors here.We want to hear the songs that you feel inspire change! Add them to the community playlist for this episode.Have questions or comments? Want to suggest a theme for a future episode? drop us a line at podcast@soundfly.com!Check out Speech's film, 16 Bars here!
It's time to hit the woodshed!On the latest episode of Themes and Variation, Carter and Mahea are joined by their good friend Ian Barnett to break down some tracks that made them want to get better.Ian is the touring drummer for both Betty Who and Marlon Craft and he makes his own music under the name Mallow. He is also a Soundfly Mentor, so if you'd like to learn to produce like he does, drop us a line.Themes and Variation is presented by Soundfly, a music education website changing the way we build our creative skills :Check out all of our courses including Songwriting for Producers  here.Subscribe to all of our courses here and use the discount code THEMES to take 20% off!Sign up to work one-on-one with one of our incredible mentors here.And check out our free Themes and Variation companion course for writing prompts and additional resources.We want to hear the songs that made you practice! Add them to the community playlist for this episode.Have questions or comments? Want to suggest a theme for a future episode? drop us a line at podcast@soundfly.com!Check out these resources on the incredible genre known as Footwork:https://pitchfork.com/features/starter/9444-footwork/https://www.passionweiss.com/2016/06/21/i-still-have-so-much-to-learn-and-digest-an-interview-with-cakedog/https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/footwork-music-guide-and-historyChicago's Footwork Music And Dance Get A Transatlantic Lifthttps://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/30/fancy-footwork-how-chicagos-juke-scene-found-its-feet-again
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Birthdate
Mar 4th, 1987
Episode Count
48
Podcast Count
3
Total Airtime
12 hours, 36 minutes
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Podchaser Creator ID logo 191629