Soundfly Launches New ‘The Art of Hip-Hop Production’ Course in Partnership with Splice
April 3, 2019
Instructed by Charles “BLVK Samurai” Burchell, the course comes
with two free months of Splice samples
New York, NY, April 3, 2019 – Soundfly [https://soundfly.com/?utm_source=press&utm_campaign=hiphop], the most effective online music school for musicians at a variety of levels, has launched a new course, The Art of Hip-Hop Production[https://soundfly.com/courses/hip-hop-music-production?utm_source=press&utm_campaign=hiphop], led by multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Charles “BLVK Samurai” Burchell [http://charlesburchell.com/site/]. And to sweeten the deal, they’ve partnered with creative music production platform Splice [https://splice.com/] to provide students with two months of free access to millions of high-quality samples, including a brand new original sample pack from Burchell’s group, The Love Experiment.
A music teacher for over a decade, Burchell is a cultural diplomat from New Orleans with a master’s degree in education from Harvard Graduate School. He has toured across the U.S. with The Love Experiment and performed alongside world-renowned artists such as Talib Kweli, Iman Omari, Nesby Phips, and many more.
The course is Soundfly’s first to tackle the ascendant hip-hop genre. It will immerse students in the rich history and influence that hip-hop has had on music and culture over the last 40 years. Students will learn the essential tools and techniques of hip-hop production, including how to build a hip-hop beat from scratch, arrange tracks, and creatively use samples. In addition, as with all paid Soundfly courses, students get six weeks of one-on-one coaching from an expert Soundfly Mentor who helps tailor the course to the student's personal goals and experience level.
“Hip-hop is currently the most popular genre of music in the world, but it’s vastly underrepresented in education,” said Ian Temple, founder and CEO of Soundfly. “We’re thrilled to help remedy that, and give aspiring beat makers the personal support and coaching they need to push the genre forward, while also understanding where it came from.”
“While hip-hop is all about a great vocal performance, it’s often the beat that’s the foundational source of energy for that performance,” said instructor Charles Burchell. “Our goal with this course is to give students the tools to create that energy and express themselves more fully, drawing on the genre’s rich legacy.”
“We are very happy to team up with Soundfly to help future creators discover the boundless possibilities of hip-hop music,” said Sam Hamad, Partnerships at Splice. “Artists can find everything they need to craft their sound with our vast library of over two million samples, loops, and effects.”
For more information or to sign up for the course, visit soundfly.com[https://soundfly.com].
Founded in 2014 by CEO Ian Temple, Soundfly is the most effective online music school for musicians at a variety of levels, combining high-quality, interactive content with in-depth, personalized coaching from a trained and experienced Soundfly Mentor to help musicians develop their abilities. Soundfly stands apart from other online music schools due to its focus on “active learning,” which the company’s internal research along with thousands of in-depth scientific studies has found to be more effective than simply reading, watching videos, or listening to lectures. Soundfly currently offers over 50 individual courses, both free and paid, covering everything from the basics of learning an instrument and songwriting, to recording techniques, business skills, and more.
Soundfly also maintains the Flypaper blog, a daily online magazine featuring music performance, writing, marketing, and career advice for the curious musician. Launched in 2015, the blog is edited by Jeremy Young, who has developed it into one of the most reputable sources of daily music education on the internet with over 300,000 visitors per month. To learn more about Soundfly, please visit soundfly.com[https://soundfly.com].
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