May 2016

Screen shot 2016-04-11 at 2.05.40 PMTwenty One Pilots take their thoughtful songwriting to the top.

Triple Play - The second most common time signatures in music, triple meters are about more than just the waltz.
You’re in Control - This month’s feature on gear describes what instrumental controllers are, how they work, and how you can use them.
DCI FAQs - Click here to learn more about drum corps.


  • Sounds of May 2016 - Listen to Frontrunner Conrad Sewell, cover artist Twenty One Pilots, icon Wanda Jackson, and more!
  • The Burton Mallet Grip - Watch the basic four-mallet technique explained by a jazz master.
  • Influences: Gary Clark Jr. ⇠ Willie Dixon - Find out whose iconic voices led to Gary Clark Jr.’s popular sound.
  • Cellist Tina Guo - Cellist Tina Guo got her groove in classical first, before discovering her passion for metal.
  • Wanda Jackson - Wanda Jackson is remembered as the Queen of Rockabilly for her gutsy songwriting and lively performance style.

The Young Musician's Textbook