Image
Get your students In Tune!
Subscribe Now!

When Phoenix first arrived at the studio to record their new album, Alpha Zulu, the room was a joyous mess. The space had become nothing more than a storage closet during the pandemic. Things were strewn all over the place... except these items were not cables, keyboards, drums, or other items one would expect to find in a normal recording studio. The items were paintings, sculptures, and other pieces of art from carious moments in history. You see, in this room, the room where Alpha Zulu cam to life, was located inside the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris' Louvre Palace. Phoenix, the French-born alternative band consisting of members Thomas Mars, Laurent Brancowitz, Deck d'Arcy, and Christian Mazzalai (the last two are brothers) created their latest album inside one of the most famous museums in the world... Check out this month's In Tune cover story to learn more.

Also in this month's In Tune:


Players: Christopher Lamb

The Write Stuff: Learning to Troubleshoot You Own Work

Icon: Hal Blaine

Influences: From Suki Waterhouse to Buddy Holly

What Do You Do: Jared Emerson-Johnson

Learning New Songs: How to play "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

Classic Album Covers: Axis: Bold As Love by Jimi Hendrix

Activity plans for this month's features

Techniques: A Bird's-eye View of Bebop

The rhythms, scales, and harmonies of a foundational jazz style

How Phoenix Rose

Celebrating the alt-pop icons' 25 year run of hits

How to Play: "I Hope You Dance"

How to play Lee Ann Womack's generation-defining anthem


TRS: Feature

Inside the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC)



Image


Listening List: this monthly podcast accompanies each issue! 
Hear the Listening List songs in their entirety
  1. Breathing Room True August 3:54
  2. Enough charlieonnafriday 3:05
  3. Rent Free Jenna Raine 2:26
  4. ugly Dylan Conrique 3:01
  5. For Once Matt Haughey 3:01
  6. High Up half•alive 3:29
  7. Next Thing You Know Jordan Davis 2:55
  8. Ojitos Lindos Bad Bunny & Bomba Estéreo 4:18
  9. Bet Snarky Puppy 5:34
  10. Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: I. Trauermarsch. in gemessenem Schritt. Streng, wie ein Kondukt. Czech Philharmonic Orchestra & Semyon Bychkov 13:11



  1. Breathing Room True August 3:54
  2. Enough charlieonnafriday 3:05
  3. Rent Free Jenna Raine 2:26
  4. ugly Dylan Conrique 3:01
  5. For Once Matt Haughey 3:01
  6. High Up half•alive 3:29
  7. Next Thing You Know Jordan Davis 2:55
  8. Ojitos Lindos Bad Bunny & Bomba Estéreo 4:18
  9. Bet Snarky Puppy 5:34
  10. Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: I. Trauermarsch. in gemessenem Schritt. Streng, wie ein Kondukt. Czech Philharmonic Orchestra & Semyon Bychkov 13:11