A lone trombone playing solo is joined by various instruments, one by one, to create a joyous music performance in the lead story ZIN! ZIN! ZIN! A VIOLIN. Other stories include Musical Max, when the neighbors start complaining about the noise Max stops practicing his trombone, bass, xylophone, flute, harmonica, cymbals, and synthesizer; The Star-Spangled Banner, Aretha Franklin’s soulful, heartfelt voice, our flag’s broad stripes and bright stars shine through in this moving rendition of our national anthem; Keeping House, Musical Lizzie Firkin would much rather sing and dance than do chores.; Apt. 3, the sounds of the harmonica lead to an understanding between a blind man and two boys.