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Issue 9-8: May 2012

May 2012

The May 2012 issue of In Tune includes articles about Lady Antebellum, Thelonious Monk, Woodstock, unusual instruments, and more!

• Lady A-plus: Quick facts about one of country (and pop) music’s most successful groups, plus links to songs and videos the band in action.

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• Musical Workouts: Hear the examples from In Tune’s May Techniques column.

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•Hear the Music: Use the link to find a Spotify playlist of music related to the May issue of In Tune.

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• Strange Sounds! Listen to and see some of the unusual instruments from In Tune’s May story Playing the Odds, as well as other musical curiosities.

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Issue 9-7: April 2012

April 2012

Learn more about Adele, Italian musical terms, dubstep, the musical instrument museum, and classic Brit bands like the Kinks and Queen.

Adele’s Influences: Check out some of the artists that inspired the young British singer to reach new heights on her album 21.

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• Hear the Music Check out selections from The Kinks, Bruno Mars, Queen, Jelly Roll Morton, and more!

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Italian musical terms: Click the link below to find a great list of musical terms, from the site musictheory.org.uk.

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Scenes from the Musical Instrument Museum: Check out some of the instrument on display and find links to resources from this amazing collection of instrument from nearly 200 countries!

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Issue 9-6: March 2012

March 2012

In Tune’s March 2012 issue featured the Band Perry, the history of recording, coverage of NAMM 2012 by our SchoolJam Field Reporter contest winner Caitlyn Harper, the iconic Sammy Davis Jr., and more!

• Country Instrument Samples: Listen to instruments commonly used in country music.

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•Hear the Music: Listen to music key artists featured in In Tune’s March 2012 issue.

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•SchoolJam Field Reporter Caitlyn Harper visited the NAMM musical instrument trade show and covered the SchoolJam USA Finals in January. Here’s her report!

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•Get on Track! Watch a quick demonstration of multitrack recording, overdubbing, and editing.

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•Hearing Techniques: Listen to the music examples from out March 2012 Technique’s column.

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Issue 9-5: February 2012

February 2012

The February issue of In Tune includes an interview with Mary J. Blige, stories on Latin influences in music, looping, summer music programs, and stories on artists ranging from Earth Wind & Fire to opera singer Marian Anderson.

 Before Blige Listen to the artists who influenced soul singer Mary J. Blige and compare her style with her predecessors.

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•Looking at Loops 1: See artist KT Tunstall and the action from the Roland Looping World Championships.

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Loop Demo: Watch video of a MIDI loop under construction.

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Latin Music Examples: Hear audio from the February 2012 issue’s music examples.

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Hear the Music: Hear tracks from Earth Wind & Fire, Vince Gill, Bessie Smith, and Marian Anderson.

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Interview with DJ Avicii by Susan Kornfeld

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Issue 9-4: January 2012

January 2012

Bonus content from the January 2012 issue includes video on keyboard setups, score reading, and Hear the Music selections from artists featured in In Tune’s print addition.

It’s Under Control:Click here to see how to to set up a MIDI controller to run music software

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Hear the Music: We Are The Crowd, Kina Grannis, Javier Colon, David Nail, Surfer Blood, Bonnie McKee, and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Score! Writer Jon Chappell guides you through the complete score shown in In Tune’s January, 2012 Techniques Column

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Issue 9-3: December 2011

December 2011

The December issue of In Tune features Florence and the Machine, jazz combos, Loretta Lynn, and introduction to the guitar, and more!

Hear the Music: Check out selections from Florence and the Machine, Loretta Lynn, Devotchka, Andres Segovia, and Bob Dylan.

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Pick It Up!: The December issue of In Tune offered advice on how to get started on the guitar, and explained the differences between the instrument’s various types. Click to hear a 12-string, 6-string, and nylon string in action.

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Jazz Combo: Check out small jazz groups from the early jazz asge, be-bop, avant garde, fusion, and beyond.

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Issue 9-2: November 2011

November 2011

The November issue of In Tune Monthly features members of Wilco talking about the band’s new record label; a look at the blues and its influence on other genres; a tour of the Peavey instrument and equipment factory; profiles of Itzhak Perlman, Ron Blake, and more!

• Blues and its influence: Elements of the blues can be heard in many forms of music, from pop to jazz to musical theater. Here are some examples.

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• On the Marching: Check out the college marching bands featured in the November issue of In Tune.

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• Hear the Music: Hear selections from Itzhak Perlman, Ron Blake, Wilco, Hank Williams, and more!

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• Wilco’s drummer/percussionist Glenn Kotche discusses how the band records and how he arranges percussion in this elusive audio excerpt from this November 2011 cover story.

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• In this video, Peavey Factory Tour: Founder and CEO Hartley Peavey shows us how the company makes speakers for amps and P.A. systems (Video will open in a new window).

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