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May 2016

2014 Music Midtown Festival - Day 2 Twenty One Pilots Take Off - Listen to Twenty One Pilots’ new and old singles. How many styles can you recognize?
Preview For 2016 NAMM Show And First Look At New Products To Debut At Show Triple Play - The second most common time signatures in music, triple meters are about more than just the waltz.
maxresdefault2 You’re in Control - This month’s feature on gear describes what instrumental controllers are, how they work, and how you can use them.
Blue Knights Ð 2015 DCI Southwestern Championship presented by Fred J. Miller, Inc. DCI FAQs - Click here to learn more about drum corps.



  • Sounds of May 2016 - Listen to Frontrunner Conrad Sewell, cover artist Twenty One Pilots, icon Wanda Jackson, and more!
  • The Burton Mallet Grip - Watch the basic four-mallet technique explained by a jazz master.
  • Influences: Gary Clark Jr. ⇠ Willie Dixon - Find out whose iconic voices led to Gary Clark Jr.’s popular sound.
  • Cellist Tina Guo - Cellist Tina Guo got her groove in classical first, before discovering her passion for metal.
  • Wanda Jackson - Wanda Jackson is remembered as the Queen of Rockabilly for her gutsy songwriting and lively performance style.

April 2016

IT-apr cover2Cover artist Ed Sheeran, Frontrunner St. Vincent, drummer gear, Afropop, the In Tune Listening List, the Temptations, and more!

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