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October 2018

Listening List: October 2018 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the October 2018 edition of the Listening List.
Timeless Aretha - A Baker’s Dozen of Great Performances by Aretha Franklin
Rudy’s Records - A Baker’s Dozen of Recording Engineer Rudy Van Gelder’s “Blue Note Sound”
Music News Feed - Find links and extras from In Tune’s Music News…
Double Pedal Patterns with Korn’s Ray Luzier - Ray Luzier is the drummer for nu-metal band Korn. In this video, he talks you through the basics of double pedal patterns.

Summer 2018

Postcard from KCON - This two-day festival of Korean pop music and culture shows how fast genre is growing in America.

May 2018

Lionel Richie - From his early days in the Commodores to his hit-making solo career and recent revival, Lionel Ritchie has been one of pop’s most successful crossover artists.
Blues Progressions Part 2: Riffs and More - We completed our two part lesson on the blues in the May issue of In Tune with a look at minor chord progressions and riff-based blues songs.
Listening List: May 2018 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the May 2018 edition of the Listening List.
More About Software - Learn more about music software with these online tutorials from around the web.

April 2018

Listening List: April 2018 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the April 2018 edition of the Listening List.
Blues Progressions Part 1 - Hear some classic blues progressions in their original setting and in other genres.
Keyboards in Action - As we outline in our April issue, keyboards come in a range of category. We’ve collected some demonstration videos to help you see how they compare.
Musgrave’s Muses - Kacey Musgraves influences range from Western swing to traditional country to classic disco. Here’s a playlist with some of the artists that have inspired her.

March 2018

The Music of Black Panther - Black Panther had so much music that it resulted in two soundtrack albums. We’ve selected examples from the Original Score and The Album—Music From and Inspired By.
Louis Jordan - He was known as “The King of the Jukebox,” an R&B pioneer who many historians credit him as the bridge between swing and rock and roll.  Watch Louis Jordan in action…
Listening List: March 2018 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the March 2018 edition of the Listening List.
Articulation - This month’s techniques feature is on articulations—the different ways we can attack each note. In addition to the usual audio examples, we’ve posted some videos demonstrating a number of different articulations.
Marching 2018 - Want to learn more about marching music? Check out these organizations!

February 2018

K-Pop Rocks! - Check out some of the artists we profiled in the February 2018 issue of In Tune.  These groups are known as much for their visual style as for their music.
Listening List: February 2018 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the February 2018 edition of the Listening List.
College 18 - In this bonus feature from In Tune’s February 2018 Best Music Schools feature, undergraduates tell us how they adjusted to their first year of college—both academically and socially. You can find advice from administrators and instructors here.

January 2018

Listening List: January 2018 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the January 2018 edition of the Listening List.
Awesome Aussies - From rock to country to pop, Australasian artists have played a major role in American music.
Icon: Talking Heads - ’80s new wave group Talking Heads brought new life to pop and alternative rock with their inventive blend of afrobeat, electro, funk, and pop.
It’s All About Bass - Listen to pieces and solos featuring bass-range instruments from all the instrument

December 2017

The Nylon Solution - Nylon-string guitars have a rich history all their own.
Crying Time - For Sam Smith, sad songs say so much.
A Minor Reinvention - Harmonic, melodic, and jazz minor scales provide a variety of musical flavors.
Petty Chords - All you need to play Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” is right here.



November 2017

One Direction, percussion instruments, Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” Run-D.M.C., Kesha, quiet storm, the In Tune Listening List, and more!

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