February 2016

February 2016 SE How contestants on The Voice discover more than just competition under the spotlight.

Best Music Schools 2016, Part 2- The application process can be harrowing, but not if you stay focused and organized.
The Savvy Saxophonist- There’s more to playing the saxophone than learning your scales.
Four Score: String Quartets- You don’t have to be violinist to learn a thing or two from string quartets.


  • The Sounds of February 2016- Listen to Frontrunner Jason Isbell, The Voice contestant Jordan Smith, Elvin Jones, and more!
  • Posture Perfect- Trumpeter Ingrid Jensen explains the importance of posture.
  • Coy Bowles- This month’s players features guitarist Coy Bowles of the Zac Brown Band.
  • Lianne La Havas ⇠ 10,000 Maniacs- Among songwriter Lianne La Havas’s many influences are indie rock band 10,000 Maniacs.
  • It’s in the Groove- Sometimes in songwriting, writing with the groove in mind can help drive the process.
  • Elvin Jones- Elvin Jones redefined the role of the drummer in jazz to go beyond just timekeeping.

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