March 2015


The Decemberists: Indie Rock with an Acoustic Accent
The Decemberists, with their new release What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, feel they’ve rounded out the sound they kicked off at their formation in 2000.



Stagecraft 101 - In our March 2015 issue, we feature the art of stagecraft, and the invaluable role it plays in the art world as well as

Techniques: Perfecting Percussion - Hand percussion may look simple, but many musicians make the mistake of taking it for granted.


Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - Founded in the 1960s, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Influences: Velvet Underground to Fall Out Boy - Watch these live performances to hear for yourself this issue’s progression of influences in popular music.
Notables: Ryan Belcher - Guitarist Ryan Belcher of Framing Hanley says when he picks up his guitar to practice, he doesn’t stick to a routine.
Vocal Warmups - Our March Lesson of the Month features a series of exercises to get your voice ready for action.
Icon: Cole Porter - American composer Cole Porter left behind a legacy of Broadway hits styled by his witty lyrics and charm.


Hear the Music - Listen to selections from Fitz and the Tantrums, Cole Porter, the Decemberists and more artists from the March 2015 issue.
Listening List: March 2015 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the March 2015 edition of the Listening List



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