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CD REVIEW: Attack Ships On Fire - Punches Are Free
By Don Sechelski - 08/30/2009 - 06:02 PM EDT


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The demise of the UK Recording Studio
By Trevor Krueger - 08/28/2009 - 06:29 AM EDT

Technology continues to threaten the foundations of "quality" recording to the point that many top London Studios are already gone or facing closure.

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Eliminating Nasality, by Celebrity Vocal Coach Jeannie Deva
By Jeannie Deva - 08/28/2009 - 12:38 AM EDT

Are you concerned about having a nasal voice? Jeannie Deva, one of the top vocal coaches in the world, has some remedies for you in this article. If you are simply interested in exploring and further developing your voice, you'll find this exercise particularly helpful with fast results.

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CD REVIEW: Hurricane Chaser - The Map Is Not The Territory
By Don Sechelski - 08/26/2009 - 09:10 PM EDT


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CD REVIEW: Martha Ann Brooks - Lately
By Don Sechelski - 08/26/2009 - 08:24 PM EDT

Traditional country/folk/singer-songwriter

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CD REVIEW: Marcie Brown - Butterfly Girl
By Don Sechelski - 08/25/2009 - 09:06 PM EDT

classical-gypsy-circus-world cello music

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Recording is recording is recording.....
By Mick Polich - 08/24/2009 - 10:38 AM EDT

This month, and ol' Blue Collar primer on home studio recording basics (just a short dip in the pool - more later on this). Why are good microphones important, and why you need to 'get over your self' while recording.....

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Music Life: 11 - Creating The Perfect Songwriting Studio
By Brian Donovan - 08/18/2009 - 04:57 AM EDT

I've developed the most professional, yet minimalistic list of gear for an amazing (and amazingly simple) songwriting/demo recording studio.  And I share my thoughts on how you can implement it to make your songwriting an effortless and gratifying part of your day that doesn't interfere with the rest of your life.  Here is that list, now...

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Schlock Rock And Schlitz Part Two!
By Mick Polich - 08/11/2009 - 09:32 AM EDT

Kind of a 'mop up' article here to finish a few thoughts that were presented a few installments back. We take a wrap-up look at the decades - old 'schlock rock' movement, and why you can use technology to further your musical tastes and discoveries.....

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CD REVIEW: Jason Paul Johnston - Willows Motel
By Chip Withrow - 08/10/2009 - 01:15 PM EDT

Americana rock

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CD REVIEW: Dion Roy - Gallery
By Chip Withrow - 08/10/2009 - 01:08 PM EDT


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Songwriting - Part 1
By Tom Hess - 08/04/2009 - 05:09 PM EDT

Learn how and why it is important to have more than one method for writing music. If your main approach to songwriting involves improvising on the guitar, you are severely limiting your creativity. This article outlines several additional songwriting strategies that will make you a more expressive composer.

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