December 2015

SEcover Before her career launched in 2010, Goulding started out as an acoustic artist with a taste for the electronic.

Plug in the Drums! - With more options than ever before, electronic drums have a lot to offer today’s drummers.
The Making of Mariachi - The roots of mariachi extend to the beginnings of Mexican culture, from Spanish settlement to Mexican independence.
Metal Lessons - In this month’s Techniques, we see some common elements to one of music’s loudest genres.


  • Sounds from December - Listen to selections from Chvrches, Frank Sinatra, Mariachi Vargas and more!
  • Walk the Moon ⇠ Jackie Wilson - Dance rock quartet Walk the Moon have roots as far back as R&B vocalist Jackie Wilson.
  • Emulate the Greats - Even the most original sounding artists borrowed ideas from their heroes before finding their voice.
  • Alisha Pattillo - The Australian-born sax player cites both jazz musician Michael Brecker and popular groups Daft Punk and Coldplay as influences.
  • Up-Righteous - Legendary bassist Ray Brown offers a master class on the upright bass in this month’s Lesson Link.
  • Frank Sinatra - Delivering hit singles and sold out performances throughout his career, Sinatra is a staple of American popular music.



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