I'm so glad this class is still going. It's on my level. As far as, what artists I think we should work on. Strong accurate singers that don't need a lot of fx to mend their vocals. For beginners, that seems logical. The same with instrumentalists. Obviously, electronic inflected, in this day and age is a necessary to know how to work with. I'm not really familiar with a lot of this software; but, in dabbling around recently I find the piano sounds to be the only truly usable. The guitars, bass, horns are awful. I guess, those are the one's you have to buy or better yet hire. Bjork loses me solo; but, I love The Sugarcubes. That sounds hard for beginners because of the non-traditional form. Bread, I like, I prefer Bad Company, but, I don't really care. Marty Stuart, wow,dude!