Volume 12

May 2015

  • Songs from the May Issue - Listen to selections from Echosmith, the Pretenders, Al Green and more
  • The Cool Kids - Family indie pop group Echosmith was the cover of the May 2015 issue of In Tune.
  • Tropical Styles - In this month’s Techniques, we explore the summery sounds of reggae, ska, reggaeton, calypso, and bossa nova.
  • May 2015 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the May 2015 Listening List, including “Believe” by Mumford & Sons.
  • Lesson of the Month - The winner of music competitions throughout Europe, Alessandro Carbonare is the principal clarinetist in the French National Orchestra

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

  • Techniques: Ornaments - Get familiar with various musical ornaments with this month’s Technique feature. Hear examples and the music
  • Listen: Players | Write Stuff | Influences - Hear the music of Stephen Bray, Thomas Benko, Aloe Blacc and more from the February 2015 issue.
  • Listening List: February 2015 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the February 2015 edition of the Listening List,
  • The Sonics of Pentatonix - See more of Pentatonix in performances and interview, along with a cappella acts Bobby McFerrin and Take 6.
  • Hear the Music - Listen to selections from Pete Seeger, Madonna, Pentatonix and other artists featured in the February In Tune.

January 2015

  • How to Play Electric Violin - Virtuoso Christian Howes does some high-voltage fiddling. We’ve also added some video of Christian using loop pedals to be a one-man mini orchestra.
  • Voice Leading Master Class - Delve deeper into the subject of the January 2015 Techniques column with these video lessons.
  • Listening List: January 2015 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the January 2015 edition of the Listening List, including “Afterlife” by Ingrid Michaelson, and more.
  • Hear the Music - Selections from the Eagles, Hozier, Emblem 3, and other artists featured in the January issue of In Tune.
  • David Guetta: Guetta Together - Check out video of David Guetta’s collaborations with featured artists Kelly Rowland, Sia, and John Legend.

December 2014

  • Players: Marcus Anderson - Check out this issue’s Players subject saxophonist Marcus Anderson in the videos below.
  • Sax Articulation - Saxophonist George Garzone demonstrates correct articulation.
  • Hear the Music December 2014 - Listen to selections from Sam Cooke, Maroon 5, One Direction, Idina Menzel, John Coltrane, and more!
  • Techniques: Reels and Jigs - Learn how from the British Isles combined with African music to help shape American music.
  • Listening List: December 2014 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the December 2014 edition of the Listening List, including “Somebody to You” by The Vamps.

November 2014

  • Trumpet Wisdom - John Hagstrom has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s trumpet section since 1996. 
  • Arranging and Orchestration - Part 4 of the “Scholastic Studio” explores how software can be used to arrange and orchestrate music. 
  • Listening List: November 2014 - Listen to the podcast and stream all 10 selections from the November 2014 edition of the Listening List, including “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy.
  • Hear the Music November 2014 - Hear selections from Florida Georgia Line, Tye Tribbett, Tchaikovsky, artists using exotic scales, and more.

October 2014

  • Recording Your Practice - Learn how to set up to record your practice in this video series by  John Mlynczak of PreSonus.
  • Drumset Lesson: The Clave - Vic Firth presents this very cool lesson on the rhythm that gives Latin music its pulse: clavé
  • Cut to the Chase - The U.S. Marine Band plays Sousa, plus more audio and video from the October 2014 Techniques lesson
  • Listening List: October 2014 -
  • Techniques: Cut Time - From “Cut to the Chase”: Page 24 of the Student Edition Objective Help students better understand, read, and perform music written in cut time (2/2) time signature.
  • Scholastic Studio - Part 3: Record Yourself Page 62 of the In Tune Student Edition Prepare and encourage students to use recording as a technique to help build overall musicianship. This lesson plan includes an overview, along with a guest lesson provided by John Mlynczak of Presonus.
  • Hear the Music: October 2014 - Hear songs by artists featured in the October 2014 issue, including Spoon, 5 Seconds to Summer,
  • Finding a Fit - Chris Sampson of USC's Thornton School of Music offers a candid advice for finding the college that fits you the best.
  • Educating Music Educators - Dr. Charles T. Menghini: President VanderCook College of Music offers his views of the future of music education.
  • Degree Decoder - What, exactly, is a “music degree?” Well, the answer isn’t as simple as you think.
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