Grammy-winning Kimbra Launches Comprehensive New Vocal Course With Online Music School Soundfly

Kimbra’s Vocal Creativity, Arranging, and Production course will help you develop new methods for making compelling music.

Our friends at Soundfly are overjoyed and excited to unveil their brand new online course with none other than two-time Grammy Award winning singer and world-renowned artist and songwriter, Kimbra

Kimbra is opening up her creative process to students for the first time ever in this comprehensive course and Soundfly is offering free subscriptions to three of our amazing Femmies (more details below)! In it, you’ll explore how she finds inspiration, improvises over an idea, pinpoints the focus for a song, and expertly produces compelling tracks with her innovative approaches to singing, arranging, and production. Best of all, you’ll learn how to employ these techniques in your own music.

Whether you’re an aspiring vocalist or a producer interested in treating the voice as one of many tools in your creative shed, Kimbra’s Vocal Creativity, Arranging, and Production course will help you develop new methods for making compelling music.

“Settle Down,” “Top of the World,” “Somebody That I Used to Know” — these are just a few of the songs that introduced Kimbra’s imaginative, innovative, and genre-defying approach to singing and vocal production to the world. From the timbres she employs to the melodies she writes to the production techniques she harnesses, Kimbra utilizes her voice in a much larger role than most pop singers even dare, imbuing her music with power, feeling, and energy.

But you don’t need to be an international sensation to create a magnificent work of art, anyone can make use of Kimbra’s techniques and strategies to produce more exciting musical performances.

Photo courtesy of Soundfly

Kimbra teaches her creative process from A to Z — how she generates song ideas, and builds them into full tracks with lush arrangements and dynamic production — and she dives back into some of her most beloved songs to unlock how they came together piece by piece.

Some of the sections in this course include:

  • Develop an artistic vocabulary through learning & listening,
  • Experiment with new creative processes to bring your songs from demos to finished products,
  • Engage your body and shape your sound to improve your singing,
  • Unearth vulnerability and emotion through melody and lyric writing,
  • Use vocal characters to bring your stories to life in new ways,
  • Explore new, non-traditional approaches to arranging using only your voice,
  • Make bold, ambitious production choices to lift your tracks to new heights,
  • And so much more.

Preview a full lesson in Kimbra: Vocal Creativity, Arranging, and Production.

Meet Your Instructor

After getting her start in New Zealand at a young age, Kimbra burst onto the global music scene as a featured vocalist on Gotye’s pop hit “Somebody That You Used to Know.” The track took off, giving Kimbra two Grammy’s and countless other awards.

In 2012, she released her debut album, Vows, in the US — an album that reached the top 5 and garnered her numerous awards in New Zealand and Australia, while also reaching number 14 in the US on the Billboard 200. Since then, she’s released two more full-length albums, The Golden Echo and Primal Heart, while collaborating with or appearing alongside tons of other amazing artists, including Bilal, Skrillex, Thundercat, Janelle Monáe, Jacob Collier, John Legend, and many more.

Kimbra is famous for the power, range, and personality of her voice, as well as her interesting vocal arrangements and production, often crafting full tracks and interesting sounds using only her voice.

About Soundfly

Founded in 2014 by Ian Temple, Soundfly has pioneered the most effective online learning model for musicians at a variety of levels by developing high-quality, interactive content with a focus on the science of how people learn. Soundfly offers a range of options to meet students’ needs, including a subscription to their full library of music courses on topics from songwriting to hip-hop production, as well as a custom mentorship program, pairing students one-to-one with an expert to meet their unique learning goals.

How to Enter

Review the above course sections, and send us written feedback on how this course would benefit you as an artist. Your submission will be reviewed by Soundfly’s Head of Growth, Jeremy Young.

This course is for anyone interested in singing, writing, arranging, or producing vocals, and anyone who wants to dive deeper into the art of songcraft. If you’re a singer yourself, this course will give you the tools to approach your vocals in new and innovative ways. If you’re a composer, writer, or arranger, it will help deconstruct and address the trouble areas in your creative process. And if you’re a producer or beat maker, it should help you make use of the voice and vocal arts in your tracks in new and exciting ways.

Our main goal is to provide resources to the amazing women-identifying and non-binary artists and creatives of Raw Femme and we are beyond appreciative of Soundfly’s support in our mission.

Email your submission to [email protected] by March 22, 2021.