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Blue Collar's Sneaky Little Tips For Ghee-tar And Bass, Vol. #1
By Mick Polich - 04/29/2008 - 10:11 AM EDT

Looking for a few quick tips to head down another avenue with your guitar and bass playing? In this first installment, Mick pawns off what pithy knowledge he's learned over 30 years in regards to guitar and bass playing tips.....

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CD REVIEW: GromKo - Convert Augustine
By JJ Biener - 04/27/2008 - 11:34 PM EDT

Jazz

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CD REVIEW: Trapper Schoepp Band - A Change In the Weather
By Chip Withrow - 04/20/2008 - 07:07 PM EDT

Alternative Folk/Pop

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Interview with Reggie Young - Part 2
By Bronson Herrmuth - 04/20/2008 - 11:29 AM EDT

Part 2 of my studio interview with Reggie Young.

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Do You Need A Producer?
By Jerry Flattum - 04/19/2008 - 09:09 AM EDT

Couple of months back, I decided to use Bob Katz for mastering.  After a few email exchanges and wrestling with his amazing book, Mastering Audio, I told Bob I wanted to achieve the same high quality recording with my studio as that which I've been hearing on a slew of top commercial CDs (Celine Dion, as one example).   Bob Katz recommended using a producer.  Just exactly what does a producer do?  Do I need one?  Mick Polich, another Muse's Muse Columnist, has some answers.

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CD REVIEW: Andy Baker - Down
By Chip Withrow - 04/16/2008 - 02:16 PM EDT

Folk/Rock

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Blue Collar's Hot Rod Tube Amp Mods, Volume #1!!!!
By Mick Polich - 04/16/2008 - 10:29 AM EDT

Here's an overview of some areas (simple and a wee more complex) to get a little more pop outta your tube amps. DISCLAIMER (and you'll see it again and again in the article): EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND LETHAL VOLTAGES!! CAUTION!!! If you don't feel comfortable with any of the information to proceed on your own, DON'T! Consult you friendly, neighborhood amp tech for advice, info, and service!

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CD REVIEW: Russ Glenn - A Brand New Earth
By Chip Withrow - 04/14/2008 - 05:30 PM EDT

Alternative Folk/Pop

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Music Life: 01 - Creative and Everyday Can Co-Exist
By Brian Donovan - 04/14/2008 - 04:26 PM EDT

Want to devote your life to your music, but the selling of your soul has your personal life in shambles?  Here's how to make your creative life and your everyday life peacefully, and productively, co-exist.


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Cross-Marketing (Linking): Selling your music
By Jerry Flattum - 04/09/2008 - 04:25 AM EDT

New ways to sell your music online is exploding.  CD Baby is only one of them.  Of course you need your own website, but how does anyone know where it is--how to find it?  One way is to cross-link, particularly with other sites that feature your music. 

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Interview with Reggie Young - Part One of Two
By Bronson Herrmuth - 04/08/2008 - 12:58 PM EDT

Meet one of the greatest guitar players of all time - Reggie Young

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CD REVIEW: Adam Burrows - Never One For Silence
By Chip Withrow - 04/06/2008 - 07:09 PM EDT

Folk/Rock

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CD REVIEW: Chris Unck and the Black Roses - Country Roads and Love
By Chip Withrow - 04/06/2008 - 12:54 PM EDT

Americana

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Blue Collar Survival #345 - I'm Gumby, Dammit !!!!
By Mick Polich - 04/04/2008 - 09:33 AM EDT

Hey kids, let's put out an EP/CD!!! Mick explores what's-happening-now in the initial stages of putting out some music to the market for the umpteenth time, and dealing with combining art and business AGAIN!!

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3 ways to get out of a Songwriting Rut
By Kole (Kyle Hicks) - 04/02/2008 - 12:44 AM EDT

This article lists 3 different things I did to get through the songwriting "ruts" I encountered while composing music for my debut album "Exile."

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