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March 2017

Techniques What’s in a Chord? - For improvisers, chord tones are the essential link between chords and scales.
lala Adventures in La La Land - 14 Oscar nominations (and six wins) aren’t the only unusual thing about this movie musical.
MB Starting the “Fire” - Learn how to play Pink’s Through the Looking Glass hit.
Marching On the March - The bounds of marching music stretch beyond parades and football games.




  • Sounding Amped - Putting a microphone in front of an amplifier is a common task for both recording and live performance. But where exactly should the mic go?
  • Inside a Cool Hall - Hamburg, Germany’s striking new Elbe Philharmonic concert hall has been years in the making.
  • Jekalyn Carr Is After Something “Bigger” - At 19, Carr is part of a rising vanguard of young gospel singers.

February 2017

IT0217_CVRs2Cover artist Fitz and the Tantrums, Calvin Harris and Rihanna, the 1975, digital audio workstations, Bob Marley, improvisation, Usher, the In Tune Listening List, and more!

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