What comes to mind when you think of an epic song? Is it virtuosic guitar shredding? Ear-piercing vocal performances? Maybe it's simply the sheer length of the track that invokes a certain epic quality. Whatever your criteria, we've got you covered with this episode.For this episode, Soundfly team member Carter Lee is joined by Soundfly's CEO and Founder, Ian Temple, as well as Soundfly's VP of Curriculum/Composer, Mahea Lee. We dive into everything from what might be the first effective use of a vocoder, to how using masterful orchestration can stretch a single melody to the brink. We also learn a lot about each other and our tastes in music, oh boy...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 The Art of Hip-Hop Production, 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 what songs were on the first record you ever bought! 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 email@example.com!