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With a new school year rockin’, InTune is getting ready to roll with another great season of issues, both printed and digital. Look for our next issue at the beginning of October!

May 2019

Listening List: May 2019 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the May 2019 edition of the Listening List.
Luis Fonsi - The “Despacito” hit-maker represents the latest, greatest success in a wave of Latin pop in the mainstream
The Legacy of Woodstock - Against the odds, a 1969 music festival continues to resonate in popular culture — for reasons that go well beyond the music.
Techniques: Doo-Wop Songwriting - All that’s old is eventually new again in pop culture, with the doo-wop vocal style of such 1950s groups as The Platters and The Drifters coming back over the decades to influence acts from Boyz II Men to BTS.
Modern Band: Happier - Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Marshmello’s “Happier”
WorldWide Countdown: May 2019 - Welcome to the WorldWide Countdown Podcast, a podcast recommending and reviewing music from around the globe.

April 2019

Listening List: April 2019 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the April 2019 edition of the Listening List.
Charting the Crop of Global Pop - Music made in America and other English-speaking territories, plays in more countries than you might think. But there is also a slew of great popular songs created elsewhere that never makes it to our shores.
Techniques: Odd Meters - Although often used in various kinds of non-Western music, songs with odd meters—rhythms with an off number of beats in each measure—have also been employed for distinctive grooves in modern jazz, progressive rock and other genres.
Dua Lipa’s Dream Come True - The British singer-songwriter — a daughter of refugees from war — has racked up hits and awards on both sides of the Atlantic with songs made for dancing as you cry.
WorldWide Countdown: April 2019 - Welcome to the WorldWide Countdown Podcast, a podcast recommending and reviewing music from around the globe.
Modern Band: Eastside - Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Benny Blanco’s “Eastside”

March 2019

Listening List: March 2019 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the March 2019 edition of the Listening List.
Mix, Match, March! - Having evolved over centuries, marching ensembles offer more roles to play than ever—here’s a primer on the diverse instruments, groups and styles.
Modern Band: High Hopes - Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Panic at the Disco!’s “High Hopes”
Techniques: Harmonic Minor Scale (Part 2) - From age-old Middle Eastern music to vintage big-band jazz to various pop hits of today, the modes of the harmonic minor scale offer an exotic spice.
A New Generation Discovers Queen - Queen was a hit sensation in the 1970s and ‘80s, but the British rock quartet has never had more listeners than it does today, with the Oscar-Winning bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody garnering the band a whole new world of fans
WorldWide Countdown: March 2019 - Welcome to the WorldWide Countdown Podcast, a podcast recommending and reviewing music from around the globe.

February 2019

Listening List: February 2019 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the February 2019 edition of the Listening List.
WorldWide Countdown: February 2019 - Welcome to the WorldWide Countdown Podcast, a podcast recommending and reviewing music from around the globe.
2019 Best Music Schools: Isn’t It Special - Certain colleges have earned especially high marks of specific aspects of music education.
2019 Best Music Schools: A Guiding Hand - Admissions Consultants for Music Colleges offer students help through the entrance maze.
Techniques: Harmonic Minor Scale - The harmonic minor scale is a common element of Middle Eastern music, as well as Western pieces seeking an exotic flavor – such as Duke Ellington’s “Caravan.”
Jorja Smith - Young Brit Singer-Songwriter Jorja Smith Stands on the Cusp of Stardom, Having Made Fans and Friends of the Likes of Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Drake
Modern Band: How to Save a Life - Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of The Fray’s “How to Save a Life”

January 2019

Listening List: January 2019 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the January 2019 edition of the Listening List.
WorldWide Countdown: January 2019 - Welcome to the WorldWide Countdown Podcast, a podcast recommending and reviewing music from around the globe.
The Yin and Yang of The Beatles - A Playlist from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and “The White Album”
Modern Band: Sunday Candy - Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Chance the Rapper’s “Sunday Candy”
Songwriting’s Olympic Village - The ASCAP EXPO in Los Angeles Brings Music Creators Together for Three Days of Networking, Education and Inspiration.
Techniques: All About That Bass - Basslines are often the foundation of a song, along with being the first thing that might grab a listener.
Taylor Made - Ten Years Into Her Record-Breaking Career, the 29-Year Old Pop Superstar Keeps Evolving.

December 2018

Listening List: December 2018 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the December 2018 edition of the Listening List.
WorldWide Countdown: December 2018 - Welcome to the WorldWide Countdown Podcast, a podcast recommending and reviewing music from around the globe.
Let There Be Light…and Sound - How do the technicians who work behind the scenes make sure the magic happens onstage? And how did they learn their craft?
Modern Band: Zedd’s “The Middle” - Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Zedd’s “The Middle”
Techniques: Country Music - The sparse poetry of classic country music is rooted in its folk-accented one forms, arrangements and instrumentation.
The Song Remains the Same? - The classic rock pose of Greta Van Fleet has earned the millennial band worldwide buzz even as the Michigan quartet polarizes opinion.
Elvis Presley & The Clash’s London Calling - Exploring the idea of artistic homage, the Classic Album Covers column in the December issue of In Tune discusses the covers for Elvis Presley (1956) and The Clash’s London Calling (1979).

November 2018

Listening List: November 2018 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the November 2018 edition of the Listening List.
WorldWide Countdown: November 2018 - Welcome to the WorldWide Countdown Podcast, a podcast recommending and reviewing music from around the globe.
Nina’s Best - A Baker’s Dozen of Great Performances by Nina Simone
Modern Band: Paramore’s “Ain’t it Fun” - Here you’ll find the materials you need to play the Modern Band arrangement of Paramore’s “Ain’t it Fun.”
Techniques: Pentatonic Scale - We give you a few distinctive techniques and methods you can use to study the art of the pentatonic scale.
Sustainable Woods - Key instrument makers are emphasizing sustainability when it comes to harvesting trees for guitars, drums and more.
Making it for Real - A journey to stardom: Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real
How to String an Acoustic Guitar - Learn how to cut and restring your own acoustic guitar with D’Addario.

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.

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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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