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CD REVIEW: My Silent Bravery - Not necessarily so
By Ivan Nossa - 10/30/2010 - 04:45 PM EDT

Indie alternative pop/rock

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Static - Noise, Or Music Sound Scaping?
By Mick Polich - 10/27/2010 - 09:30 PM EDT

Static - mysterious, noisy, old - school. Mick talks a bit about using this form of sound to enhance, and experiment with in music....

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CD REVIEW:The Matt Burke Band - Pretty Close to Very Good
By Jean-Baptiste Collinet - 10/21/2010 - 07:45 PM EDT


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"Writing is the Answer. It always is." (Quoting me, gratefully.)
By Jennifer Haase - 10/18/2010 - 10:12 PM EDT

When a songwriter isn't writing, does she lose her superhero powers for good?

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Newsletters & Mailing Lists For The Novice Musician
By James Moore - 10/17/2010 - 11:05 PM EDT

A necessity for your indie band's website is to have a visible mailing list or newsletter sign up. If all the people visiting your website simply come and go, what good is it to you? Here's some information on how to do that and what should be in that newsletter.

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Twists on Lists
By Bill Pere - 10/14/2010 - 02:04 PM EDT

This article looks at the differences between list songs and story songs, and how you can make each format most effective. There are specific do's and dont's to be aware of when using either of these two primary song formats.

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What would make a song on a specific topic work?
By Bill Pere - 10/14/2010 - 01:47 PM EDT

Quynh Le asks: I was wondering if you could write a little about what can make a "longing for home" song work. By 'longing for home', I mean a song written from the view of someone who is away from his country and cannot yet come back. The principles that would work for this topic are the same across any topic and any style.  These are explored in more detail below, with a complete explanation in several chapters of "Songcrafters' Coloring Book"

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CD REVIEW: The Singing Lizard - Alphabeat
By Dan Cohen - 10/04/2010 - 04:14 PM EDT

kids music

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CD REVIEW: Vangough - Manikin Parade
By Dan Cohen - 10/04/2010 - 03:24 PM EDT

Alternative Rock

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CD REVIEW: Shahrzad - To
By Dan Cohen - 10/04/2010 - 02:51 PM EDT

Adult Contemporary

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